Petanque

Petanque in Girard Park, Lafayette Louisiana

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Petanque is played with boules which are rolled on a hard packed court. The boules are  chrome balls slightly larger than an American hard ball baseball.

Petanque is played every 2nd and 4th Sunday in Girard Park, Lafayette, Louisiana from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the hot months and 2:00 to 4:00 during the winter.

I am club president of the Boule Cadienne de Lafayette Chapter of the Federation Petanque  USA. We began to play in an organized club in 2007. We have a club page and a Facebook page.

If you want to join the club, please complete the steps listed on this page.

We have been hosting the International Lafayette Petanque Tournament since 2008, usually in the middle of March. Nationally ranked players from Texas and beyond as well as internationally ranked players from France and Belgium usually attend. Within the state, the Swamp Petanque Club from Thibodaux also comes.

Petanque is a played with chrome balls about the size of a baseball and rolled on the ground on formal courts in Girard Park. All skill levels are invited to participate in the tournament, including first time players. All equipment is provided to play.