THE PETANQUE

HOW DOES IT PLAY?

The game of balls is as old as the civilization of leisure, passing from Egypt to Greece and would have been introduced in Gaul by the Romans. The balls were first made of clay, stone, then wood and finally steel. But, after the ball players of the Middle Ages, the Golden Age of balls of any kind was certainly the Renaissance when the nobility took refuge in both the game and the bilboquet and the palm game. It is not known for what reason, it seems that the game of balls had been prohibited in France from 1629 until the French Revolution.

THE RULES OF THE GAME

To practice this sport you must throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called Cochon or Meta, previously thrown by a player, with both feet on the ground and in the static position from a certain area.

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