What a great game! I love pétanque and Nice is a brilliant place to watch groups of players in parks – among the olive trees in Cimiez for example – where you’ll find games in progress most afternoons.
You’ll also find clubs and open pistes dotted around the town, on the sea-front near the airport, on the slopes of the Colline du Chateau and in the Vieille Ville. You can see some of the clubs in Nice here http://www.rivierapetanqueshow.com/articles/ou-jouer-a-la-petanque-a-nice.php
Check out http://www.rivierapetanqueshow.com to see photos from the recent massive petanque competition held in Nice.
Who loves pétanque?