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Street Photography by Valérie Jardin

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La Pétanque

La pétanque, or Boules, is a favored old game played in most city parks throughout France, especially in the south. Many take it very seriously and play in leagues several times a week. Others play it only during summer gatherings with friends and family. It’s always fun to watch and to listen to the interactions between players. The goal is to throw the steel balls as close as possible to the small wooden ‘cochonnet’. I always visit the courts located inside the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. There are two different groups of people on those courts, and ...

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