Pétanque is a French game similar to lawn bowling or bocce ball. Pétanque is a game of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a "cochonnet" or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground. Join us from 11 am to 3 pm to watch a competition between 3 Bay Area clubs and one from Fresno conducted under the auspices of the Federation of Petanque USA. Learn about the game and watch the teams techniques! Checkout the federation's website to see all the clubs in Northern California and across the USA! It is a very popular game of "boules" in the USA!