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Experience France: Learn How to Play Pétanque in Paris

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

Spend a delightful afternoon learning one of France’s favorite pastimes —Pétanque! Get an introduction to the rules of this beloved game of ‘boules’ (balls) from your local guide, and practice your throwing... More
Spend a delightful afternoon learning one of France’s favorite pastimes —Pétanque! Get an introduction to the rules of this beloved game of ‘boules’ (balls) from your local guide, and practice your throwing techniques in a friendly game against other tour participants. Enjoy a glass of French wine during the match while soaking up the lovely surroundings of Dauphine Gardens for a true Parisian experience.

Highlights

  • Take part in a 1.5-hour match of Pétanque, a form of French boules, in Paris’ Dauphine Gardens
  • Learn about the history of this popular French game from your friendly host
  • Play boules as the French do --
... More
  • Take part in a 1.5-hour match of Pétanque, a form of French boules, in Paris’ Dauphine Gardens
  • Learn about the history of this popular French game from your friendly host
  • Play boules as the French do -- with a glass of wine in your hand!
  • Discuss strategy with your teammates and try to make a winning move known as faire un carreau
  • Discover the complex rules of the game!

What To Expect

Summary

Spend a delightful afternoon learning one of France’s favorite pastimes —Pétanque! Get an introduction to the rules of this beloved game of ‘boules’ (balls) from your local guide, and practice your throwing... More
Spend a delightful afternoon learning one of France’s favorite pastimes —Pétanque! Get an introduction to the rules of this beloved game of ‘boules’ (balls) from your local guide, and practice your throwing techniques in a friendly game against other tour participants. Enjoy a glass of French wine during the match while soaking up the lovely surroundings of Dauphine Gardens for a true Parisian experience.

What's Included

Boules game
2 glasses of wine
Soft drinks
Snacks
Local guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France

Departure Time

5:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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I scheduled this for my husband to...
Judy
, Jul 2017
I scheduled this for my husband to experience Petanque but was a little disappointed as it felt like a college student grabbed some items out of his closet and met us to play Petanque. He wasn't expert and even though our group was small 6 people he did not have the correct amount of equipment to play the game with. He also got confused on some of the rules and a young girl who had played the game with her French class one of the guests kept us in line. It was nice, but not great. I would recommend that instead you take a couple of bottles of good wine, some cheese and bread to the Petanque pitch in Luxembourg gardens and bribe your way into a game there.
Rafael, our parisian guide, was as...
Steven P
, Sep 2014
Rafael, our parisian guide, was as charming and as friendly as could be. We were, however, disappointed because we had expected to learn more about the rules and strategy of the game as outlined in the tour description. It was a very enjoyable experience in a lovely square on a perfect summer evening, but we didn't learn what we were hoping to from the experience.
We really enjoyed learning how to...
Julie Ann G
, May 2014
We really enjoyed learning how to play pétanque in a lovely Parisienne park whilst drinking Rose.
Absolutely marvellous. This was the...
Janette J
, Jun 2013
Absolutely marvellous. This was the highlight of our trip to Paris. Paul was excellent and made the activity so much fun. Great afternoon learning to play as well as having a glass or two of wine. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would recommend it as a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Felt as though we were playing with a group of friends experiencing the French way of life.
Cannot rate this as our guide did...
Esther T
, May 2013
Cannot rate this as our guide did not show up at the time or place we were given in the re-confirmation call our hotel made for us. Big disappointment.

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