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"Petanque at Arene Lutece *5e" Top 5 Page for this destination Boules - Petanque Tip by shrimp56

Boules - Petanque, Paris: 5 reviews and 7 photos

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  • They are playing -- really they are ;) - Paris
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The first time I visited the remains of the Roman Arene Lutece it was completely empty. This last visit it was full of life including these men playing petanque or boules. Checkout the website for the rules as well as this website too!
The game, related to the Italian bocce and British lawn bowling, is reputed to have originated in the south of France.
Whatever the history these guys were having a lovely afternoon of it!


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  • Written Mar 27, 2006
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