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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pétanque in Texas

It's not too often that one hears about pétanque down in Texas. For that reason and since, Christine Cragg, the President of La Pétanque Marinière is from Texas, it seemed only appropriate to mention it here. Only a short forty minute drive from Austin and two hours from Kerrville, Lakeway City Park appears to be another wonderful venue for pétanque.Sam Chapman
August 26, 2008


The Lakeway City Park is a 64 acre park in the city of Lakeway, Texas. Free for Lakeway residents and open for a small fee for non-residents, the park has something for just about everyone...more

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