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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

French culture festival offers food, wine — even bowling

More than 200 French expatriates and San Antonio (Texas) Francophiles gathered at the historic Willow Way estate Sunday afternoon to celebrate the art, culture, cuisine and wine of France.

The crowd took part in the San Antonio French Cultures Festival: Mois de la Francophonie 2011, patterned after festivals in Houston and Dallas. The event kicked off a monthlong celebration, which will feature French food, films and music at events across the city.

Scheduled events include a tour of Napoleonic artifacts, a contemporary French cinema festival and sampling a variety of champagnes.

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