WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

relais du soleil

Circa 1914. Open year-round, Relais du Soleil means a place to rest in the sun, and this guest ranch on 120 park-like acres in Glen Ellen, California perfectly reflects its French name. Enjoy the casual ambiance and gorgeous scenery in Nuns Canyon at the foot of Mayacamas mountain range. Shade trees accent the deck next to Calabazas Creek. Play horseshoes, darts, croquet or petanque. Sit and stargaze or birdwatch. Stay in an upstairs guest bedroom in the main house or the three-room cottage called the Bunkhouse Suite. Feel welcomed by fresh flowers and a glass of champagne upon arrival. A full ranch breakfast is served on the patio or in the dining room. Take a wine-tasting tour of the nearby Sonoma Valley vineyards.

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