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What is Petanque?

A sport of skill, precision & strategy

P├ętanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with Raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise and to some degree, lawn bowls and crown green bowling. All of these sports share something in common, in that players or teams play their boules/balls towards a smaller target ball. In English, this will commonly be referred to as the Jack, however in France, the correct terminology is the ‘But’ which translates to Goal.

How to play Petanque

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