Man Playing Petanque at Bryant Park Poster



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Petanque, also known as boules, originated in France as a popular outdoor game. In addition, players use metal balls called boules, aiming to toss them as close as possible to a smaller target ball, called a cochonnet or jack. Players traditionally play the game on a hard dirt or gravel surface. Taking turns throwing their boules to either get close to the cochonnet or knock their opponents’ boules away.

Ancient games played in the Mediterranean region trace Petanque’s roots, but La Ciotat, Provence, France, saw the modern version of the game originate in the early 20th century. In 1907, a local cafe owner named Jules Le Noir, who was suffering from arthritis and could no longer run in the traditional game of jeu provençal, adapted the game by shortening the field and playing from a stationary position. This new version was called petanque, derived from the Provençal words “pès tancats,” meaning “feet together” or “feet anchored.”

Petanque in NYC

Petanque found its way to New York City through the city’s vibrant French expatriate community and the growing interest in European leisure activities. Moreover in recent years, the game has gained popularity in various neighborhoods, thanks to dedicated enthusiasts and community groups. Petanque courts, known as terrains, have been established in several city parks, such as Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, and the Brooklyn waterfront.

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Man Playing Petanque poster specs

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%

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