As an outstanding popular game, the game of boules had his hour of glory at the beginning of the 20th century, at the same time as the photographic postcard. Through these amazing and particularly live snapshots, Yves Moreau proposes to depict the history of the game of boules.
A history of great exploits and small delights. A history made by a few champions and a lot of anonymous players. The book 'Les jeux de boules à travers la carte postale ancienne' (The game of boules by means of old postcards) presents almost 200 old postcards.
The book is divided into four parts: 'The game of boule lyonnaise', 'The boule players and Fanny', 'The boule venues' and 'Boule playing France'. By means of anecdotes and historical facts, Yves Moreau plunges us into the heart of a passion that has crossed all boundaries.
The book is available online as well
We have done some redesigning here, and things are starting to look a bit more like 2013. The last change was back in 2005, and that was our 5th redesign. So here we are in the middle of our 6th change since 1996.
FInally there is a petanque-app for the android-users out there. And it is free. The perfect xmas-present perhaps?
We have set up a system that will publish 2 new postcards to twitter every day from petanque.org. It will not work forever of course, in only 2,5 years we will start with re-runs of cards we have already previously published on Twitter . We do have a lot of petanque-postcards here.
We have a very nice collection of postcards here on petanque.org, and all of them are about petanque of course. Currently we have more than 1750 postcards available for your enjoyment.
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