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A popular game in France and other European countries …

Not far from the Matisse Museum in Nice, France, these men were enjoying a game of the
very popular Boules, a collective name for games played with metal balls.


Two of the most played boule games are pétanque and boule lyonnaise. The aim of the
game is to get large, heavy balls as close to the elusive ‘jack’ (i.e. ‘boobaloo’) as you can.

It is very popular especially in France, but also Italy, where it may often be seen played

in any open space in villages and towns. It is also similar to ‘bocce’ and ‘bowls’.

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Comments

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 3 years ago

    Yes, I’ve seen that game on telly. A sort of grown-up version of marbles. I have two large beer glasses full of marbles on my mantle cos I like the look of them. People never really grow up ya know… they just pretend they do.

  • And later in life when one’s “working days” are over, one has the time to become “young” again and to relax and enjoy life (^_^)

    – Trish Meyer

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    A good shot Trish.

  • Thank you Al !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillover 3 years ago

    Great shot Trish!

  • Kerry, thank you !

    – Trish Meyer

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Great title and capture Trish

  • Thank you Andrea !

    – Trish Meyer

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Wonderful candid capture!

  • Gena, thanks so much for your comments and fave !
    There were several groups in the area, all obviously enjoying themselves.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryover 3 years ago

    Its great to see what is popular in other countries.

  • Thanks Eve, they love this game !

    – Trish Meyer

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Are they playing bocce ball? I love that game! I have been beating Carl at it all summer!! But don’t tell anyone!

  • Boules is very similar to Bocce.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Superb, this brings back memories of sitting in a pavement cafe in the Loire watching the men play Pétanque on the village green …

  • Tom, thanks so much for your wonderful comments and fave !
    I’m glad it brought you happy memories :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • withacanon
    withacanonover 3 years ago

    bocce ball?
    fantastic image

  • Very similar … thanks !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Trish. Great job.

  • It was lovely to see the locals, quite oblivious to tourists coming and going, intent on their game.
    Thanks for your comments and fave Brenda !

    – Trish Meyer

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