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Lourmarin: Pétanque Lesson

Lourmarin: Pétanque Lesson

Activity provider: Les Pastras

From US$ 47.54 per person

Spend the afternoon learning about Provence's most popular pastime, Pétanque, a form of "Boules" that is played with steal balls.  

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  • Learn to shoot, score and even cheat while overlooking one of Provence's most magnificent landscapes
  • Drink Rosé & Pastis, famous beverages of Marseille
  • Win a trophy after the game
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First, you will be taught the rules of the game along with a brief history of the sport. Then, learn how to handle the boule, throw, shoot, score and master the fine art of disputing a point. After, play a competitive game of pétanque (with a glass of rosé in your hand, of course). The hosts will also have some homemade Pastis to sample. A commemorative trophy will be offered to the winning team during an aperitif with Pastis, Rosé and traditional Provencal snacks (anchoiade, tapenade, mushrooms, etc.). If you loose, get ready to kiss Fanny's Ass (just a statue). Play for about three hours with a view of a castle in the South of France. The game will take place either in Lourmarin or Ansouis. Even if you have never played before, you will enjoy the game and the lovely drinks and foods afterward.
  • Pétanque boules
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

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City center of Lourmarin or Ansouis

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Great petanque lessons with Johann and Jean-Marc! 3 hours of fun in which the basics and tricks were taught, plus lots of fun and a delicious picnic! Thank you!!

August 13, 2019

Product ID: 74638