Petanque is a French game of boules that involves rolling or throwing balls toward a target, often called a cochonnet (piglet, or piggy), and is similar to Italian bocce or English lawn bowling.
Boules games have a very long history, and Petanque in its present form was invented in 1907 in Marseilles, France by Ernest Pitiot. This was the first time players were stationary in a circle and no longer engaged a run-up to throw the ball.
Popular in Canadian Provinces, Petanque has a cherished history at Coventry.
Join a game this summer as it’s played daily at 7:00PM.