We meet in Girard Park on the north end near the rear of the UL Alumni Center and the one way lane. The Petanque Court/Terrain du Pétanque is shown on Google maps.
We play Petanque every Fourth Sunday of the month. We start to arrive at 2:00 and begin to play at 4:00 or so after we have eaten a picnic lunch together. Some of us will get there sooner sometimes to have a picnic.
We come together as singles, couples, and families with children. All skill levels are welcomed. You may find people from these countries playing with us: United States, France, Belgium, Canada, Ivory Coast, England, Mali, and South Africa.
Games are conducted bilingually in English and French.
We have sponsored an International Petanque Tournament since 2007 with players and teams coming from the south of France, Belgium, Lyons, and Poitier, as well as Baton Rouge, Seattle, and Austin Texas. The tournament is usually conducted by Bernard Champay, a world champion and a representative of the French Ministry of Sport.
We generally mark our location with a Acadian flag on a pole when we are playing.
We have a club sponsored by Alliance Française de Lafayette, a local non-profit with ties to a world wide association seeking to encourage the use of French.
We have an official club with a membership in the USA Petanque
Federation. The names of our club is the La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette/ the Cajun Boules of Lafayette.
The court was constructed with our labor, but with private donations and public funds form Lafayette Consolidated Government Department of Parks and Recreation and Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.