being played in Lyon
Jeu provençal ('game of Provence'; also known as boule lyonnaise, "boules of Lyon") is a French form of boules.
In Italy, the sport bocce volo, which is played with bronze balls, follows a similar set of rules.
The current version of the game developed during the 18th century around the area of Lyon.
- The Fédération Lyonnaise et Régionale was formed in 1906.
- About the same time, in 1907, the sport of pétanque split off to become its own sport.
- It led to the formation of Fédération Nationale des Boules in 1933.
- That became the Fédération Française de Boules in 1942.