Pétanque-a-donk

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Pétanque

Join us for an afternoon in the park playing the French national pastime!

 

Date: Saturday, July 6

Time: 5:00pm until...

Location: Parc de la Villette (Metro 5: Porte de Pantin or Metro 7: Porte de la Villette)

BYOB&B - Bring your own beverages and boules (if you've got em)!

No idea what pétanque is or how to play it? Read the rules or watch this (old-school, fairly hilarious, yet informative) video.

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  • Michael

    Good time.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the best name for an event, ever.

    1 · June 23, 2013

    • Melissa K

      I do what I can. ;)

      June 23, 2013

    • Adam

      Hey guys! Sorry for not showing up... a flat tire put me out of action. Until next time, ciao!

      July 7, 2013

  • Ursula W.

    I would have liked to be with you at the Pétanque-a-donk, but I had to finish a long translation.
    Hope you had all a great fun - ther will be a next time !
    Thanks for organizing this event.
    Ursula

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice - thanks Melissa K and everyone!

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time! Thanks, Melissa! Sorry I didn't get a chance to say goodbye at the end to many of you!

    July 7, 2013

  • Veronica A.

    Excellent Meetup :) Thanx,and hope to see you guys again.

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This Meetup was great! Thanks Melissa!

    July 6, 2013

  • LexIE

    Are you guys still playing? I cant find you I just passed the carousel. I see a small group playing the game. But they are all speaking french.

    July 6, 2013

  • nanouk

    Argh, won't be able to make it at a decent hour...

    July 6, 2013

  • Veronica A.

    Well, I'm looking for you but I can't find you :(

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry for the last minute cancellation - just returned from a work trip and now I'm playing catch-up. No way I'll make it in time :/

    July 6, 2013

  • Vera F.

    Why not just post the location?

    July 6, 2013

    • Melissa K

      We will be at the Parc de la Villette (Metro 5: Porte de Pantin or Metro 7: Porte de la Villette) near the folie number 16. To get there, when arriving from the Porte de Pantin metro, walk on the path to the left of the big building (Grande Halle de la Villette) all the way towards the canal until to you get to the carousel (merry-go-round). Turn right just after the carousel and you'll see a large dusty/sandy area on your right (the canal will be on your left). We'll play pétanque in that area. But, we'll set up a picnic area just across the path (Allée du Cercle) by the big red building (folie 16) from there for people to chill out.

      July 6, 2013

  • marc

    Maybe

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Melissa K

    Everyone should have received an email with directions and my phone number. If you didn't get it, please let me know! See you later today. And, if you aren't planning to come, please update your RSVP ASAP!

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there,
    Looks like we won't be able to get up there until 6pm.... is that too late? :(

    July 6, 2013

    • Melissa K

      That's fine. I'll probably be there until about 7:30. See you later!

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    staying few days in Paris every now and then - and now!

    July 6, 2013

  • Melissa K

    Hi all! My weather app is telling me that it's going to be sunny and warm tomorrow! Hooray!!! I'll be sending out an email tomorrow with all of the information on where we'll meet and how to get in touch with me if necessary. If you're plans have changed and you won't be coming, please update your RSVP ASAP! Also, we may be a little short on pétanque boules. So, if you know someone who has some that you could borrow for the day, that would be great. Otherwise, we'll take turns! :) See y'all tomorrow!

    1 · July 5, 2013

    • Melissa K

      I'll send it in the morning, so you should get it before then.

      July 5, 2013

    • Scott P.

      I might be able to scrounge up a set. I'll bring them if I can. Vert excited for tomorrow!

      1 · July 5, 2013

  • Adam

    Sounds great! Very french parc, very french pass-time. Will be sure to bring french drink =)

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Tanguy

    Hi, french guy loving meeting petanque and playing people... or the other way around.

    July 2, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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