Jeu provençal

Jeu provençal 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.[1]

History

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.
Other Languages
français: Jeu provençal
italiano: Bocce
occitan: Jòc de bola