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Arriving in Paris -1900

The following article was taken from a 1900 copy of Baedecker’s Guide Book of Paris and it’s environs. It has been reproduced here exactly as it was published. Note the references to the prohibition of transporting eatable products. This was due to some very restrictive trade practices […]

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Provence Village – Gordes

This ancient village stands on the edge of the plateau of Vaucluse, facing the Luberon valley. It has been voted one of France’s most beautiful villages. Its houses and buildings made of white stone are rooted into the cliff of a mountain, making it one of the most […]

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Rules of Petanque

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Pétanque History & Rules

Pétanque  is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, […]

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