What you'll do
After a 20 minute car drive, we arrive at Saint Paul de Vence. On the way we will have made a quick stop on the carpark of the village of La Colle sur Loup to admire St Paul and its remparts from the distance. The play gound is awaiting your visit just outside the world famous CAFÉ DE LA PLACE " There, famous movie stars came to play Pétanque." Before we get started, a short visit of the village landmarks and most emblematic monuments is on the menu, before we embark on a two hour Pétanque Session. During the first 15 minutes, I intend to explain to you all the techniques and tradition of this national sport. Then during a basic practice session, You will become quite familiar with it including tips, finesse and secrets! But most of all, it is all about enjoying and having a goog time . After a basic practice, the matter will become serious as we will play a game .Whithin two hours you will have acquired all the rules and therefore you'll be able to initiate your friends Let it be said that for us in Provence, "Pétanque is an institution." After the game you will be invited to a traditional Pastis or rosé de Provence in a nearby café. Then back to the village together, to see picturesque back streets, art galleries, arts and crafts. After one & a half hour visiting, I'll take you to the bus stop where you will hop on the bus to go back to your "local french home".
Since I turned 14, I have been hanging around Pétanque play grounds, in the company of my father. At the time he was President of a Pétanque Club in Arles. I did win a couple Pétanque regional competitions and won a few cup for my club.Nowadays i practice Pétanque as an amateur and I also as a teacher in the Philipins, from where my girlfriend originates when we visit her family. People there enjoy Pétanque and join the World Championships every year.
Pétanque balls for adults and also for children
Where you'll be
On the way from Cagnes sut Mer to St Paul de Vence, I will tell you about the new open air shopping mall POLYGONE. We will also drive throught the village of La Colle sur Loup and of course our destination St Paul de Vence. On the way we will be driving by the world famous Maeght Foundation for the Arts.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Débutants acceptés.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
To play you will wear casual clothes to feel at ease moving around and indeed confortable shoes.
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