December 26, 2006

Petanque in Austin TX

Talking about fancy buildings:
this is the mansion of the French Legation in Austin, built in 1841 to house France's representative to the then Republic of Texas.
The walkways around the building double as pétanque courts every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month when members and guests of Austin's Alliance Française get together to play.
Space and shade galore.
If you live in Austin go and have a look. You are lucky that you can play year-round!

French Legation Museum

Alliance Francaise Austin Petanque Group

These Sunday pétanque parties have spawned more interest in the area and a group of Austin players has recently organized a more permanent location in Lakeway. We're expecting pictures of their new courts shortly.
Lakeway Petanque Players

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