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, June 12, 2010


THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES Hosts a Fusion of French and American Culture to celebrate the Ninth Annual BASTILLE DAY LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL

By Pascale
Event date: July 11, 2010

The BASTILLE DAY LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL 2010 promotes the French heritage and culture, and celebrates the undying ties between French and American citizens. In France, Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789, marking the beginning of the French revolution.

In its ninth year, this event promises to be one of the city’s best cultural events with all-day festivities. Throughout the day, attendees experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of France right in their own backyard. They thrive on French ‘joie de vivre ‘, play the famous game of pétanque, sample food and wine from France, enjoy spectacular live entertainment, dance, or just sit back and relax while having a French-style 'open air picnic'.

French organizations and city officials have supported the Bastille Day Festival for the past eight years, and encouraged Angelenos to participate in the event since it helps foster a better understanding among citizens of both French and American cultures.

The gorgeous Elysian Park -- Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival venue -- is the city's oldest public park and is home to numerous historic sites. It was once home to the Yang-Na Indian village and dates back to Native American history.

WHEN: Sunday, July 11, 2010

TIME: Noon to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Elysian Park – Monticello Old Lodge
Corner of Stadium Way and Scott Avenue (next to the Dodgers Stadium)

MORE: As always the Bastille Day Festival 2010 will feature a variety of entertainment including: a Parisian Waiters Race, street performers, Tahitian dancers, a Pétanque Tournament, comedians, singers, dancers and a host of surprises amidst a delightful French setting of market vendors.

The Event is FREE for kids. Adults: $5

contact: info@passionsproductions.com


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