Pétanque is the French version of lawn bowling. Created in 1910 in the South of France, Pétanque brings people together and conveys team spirit and conviviality.
Traditionally, Pétanque is played outdoors in parks on special gravel or hard dirt courts, but there are now many indoor Pétanque courts called Boulodromes scattered throughout the region of Provence, France, and even throughout the world. Nearly every French town and village has its Boulodrome.
Needless to say that Pétanque is the most trendy and the national sport of hipsters. Today, it is one of the most popular games played in France, and it has spread internationally.
Set of 8 wooden Pétanque balls (4 pairs) and 2 Cochonnet/Jack.
Each ball is 8cm diameter and they are contained in a wooden basket.
Pétanque is a form of boules whose aim is to throw balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball, known as a Cochonnet, which translates literally as a piglet, but also known as a Jack.