It looks like the South… No need to wait for the holidays to catch the piano piano rhythm of the Marseillais. As you will have understood, petanque promises to be the trendiest sporting discipline of the summer. The new Parisian snobbery, in short. So, do you shoot or point? Discover our top elegant places to play bowls with panache.
Parisiennes in high heels love to squat in the chic bowling alley of Place Dauphine , which remains a confidential and pedestrian rendezvous in the middle of the Pont Neuf . Instructions: install your equipment, a bottle of rosé, a bit of sausage and your best friends on a bench.
Place Dauphine, Paris - 1st
The most chill
Located on a real island the size of a football field, the brand new Rosa Bonheur in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes allows you to play petanque under the trees and by the water in a (single) well-defined rectangle . First come, first served ! From the Ricard parasol, you tease your opponents with a little yolk in your hand, accompanied by a plate of barbecued skewers (€12).
Yellow door, avenue de Nogent, Paris - 12th
The most aristo
The young Louis XIV learned to ride there, Virgil Abloh made it the scene of his very first fashion show for Louis Vuitton. Among the sumptuous rosebushes, statues and ponds of the Palais-Royal garden , it is possible to indulge in a few games of petanque. It smells like vacation...
2 gallery of Montpensier, Paris - 1st
The most “group of friends”
At the edge of the Bassin de la Villette, the Bar Ourcq lends balls and deckchairs free of charge to test the piglet at ease. The icing on the cake, DJ sets regularly punctuate the evenings. All that remains is to order a very cold lager (€6) and nibbles to slump at sunset.
68 quai de la Loire, Paris - 19th
The most picturesque
In Montmartre, enhanced by a fountain and romantic benches, the charming Suzanne-Buisson square hides a dream land, sheltered from tourists. And as such a nugget is deserved, it is a question of being the first on the spot. A word of advice: arrive early!
7 bis rue Girardon, Paris - 18th
Privatize your land
For a birthday wow, a team building or even a wedding, the collective Paris ma belle manages everything for you. Reservation of the most magical grounds in Paris such as in Luxembourg, at the boulodrome in Montmartre or at the Arènes de Lutèce, equipment, entertainment, refereeing... All that remains is to set up your teams.
360 euros for 20 people, excluding pitch rental costs
Info and reservations on www.parismabelle.com or on 06 67 52 62 90
Also discover the coolest spots in Paris Plages and the most beautiful outdoor swimming pools in Paris .
© Hans Sylvester