Understanding Boules Pétanque Provence Sign
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Understanding Boules: Why The Game of Pétanque is Like Religion in Provence

A reason to gather in a central location, a place to rest, a circle of trust  and refreshments. It is not a huge stretch to think of pétanque, also known as boules, as a form of religion in Provence. In most Provencal villages, there is a place where the townsfolk come together …

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Petanque Boules Provence @GingerandNutmeg
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Pétanque Provence’s Other Religion

Contributor blog post by: Nutmeg The game of pétanque, sometimes called boules is a form of religion in Provence. Most villages have an official or unofficial boules pitch. The more elaborate centres will even have a “club house” offering refreshments. The word pétanque is Provencal in origin from the word …

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