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A Game of Petanque in the Park, Paris

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Key Highlights

  • Try your hand at a traditional French game: petanque
  • Spend a leisurely afternoon getting to know French culture in a unique way
  • The game can be played by everyone, no matter their age or athletic ability
  • Wine and soft drinks included
  • All equipment is provided
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    90 minutes

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Pont Neuf Bridge, by the horse statue.

    Ending Point

    Dauphine Square

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Petanque, also known as Boules (ball in French), is an exciting outdoor game first played in France around 1907. The game has since become popular all over the world. One of the best things about petanque is that it can be played by everyone no matter their age or athletic ability. Petanque is one of the best-loved activities by Parisians and a unique, out-of-the-ordinary experience for a visitor.

    All the game requires is aiming and throwing hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball while standing inside a starting circle. The game is fit for all ages and makes for a great family outing! The intimate Place Dauphine, one of the most beautiful squares in Paris, will serve as your play area. All instructions are provided by a passionate expert guide. As an added bonus adults can enjoy wine and the younger players will be offered soft drinks.


    Meet your guide on Pont Neuf Bridge, by the horse statue. Your guide will be wearing a hot pink vest. From the statue there is a short walk to Place Dauphine.

    Your passionate guide will give you an introduction into the history of the game, the rules, strategies and techniques. You will have a great time putting all that new knowledge into good use during your game. Sip on some complimentary drinks and see who comes out as the winner!

    Your excursion will last around 90 minutes, after which you need to make your own way back to your accommodation.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Introduction to the game and its rules
    • All playing gear included
    • 2 glasses of wine/soft drink per player included
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.