"A typical French thing in Normandie" Top 5 Page for this destination Basse-Normandie Local Custom Tip by Pavlik_NL

Basse-Normandie Local Customs: 16 reviews and 28 photos

  Irina and Ilja, playing the game of Petanque
by Pavlik_NL

Jeu de Boules or Petanque, is a very traditionally Frenmch game that is played almost everywhere. In many villages and cities, one can find the special created Petanque lanes on shadowy places along the streets or on a square. Young and old play the game, but mostly one sees men doing it. We couldn't refuse when Lily (our camping entertainer) organised a smalle Petanque tournement in which we were (of course) absolutely crushed by the French comeptitors.

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  • Written Dec 3, 2007
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