May 6, 2010

Indoor petanque in Hong Kong

A brand new indoor basement pétanque bar & café.

Les Boules Café Pétanque

From a report in
HK Magazine:
Probably the world’s first (and certainly Hong Kong’s only) indoor basement pétanque bar, the ubiquitous metal ball-throwing game you see men playing everywhere in the South of France.
The revolutionary brainchild of Gecko’s Christophe and Eric Masson of the Hong Kong Pétanque Club on Lamma, Les Boules sits on a quiet street in Shek Tong Tsui. Venture down the staircase and it brings you to an unexpectedly cavernous subterranean realm that’s as bright as a fine summer’s day in Provence, with chanson and French electro lounge pop blaring from the speakers.
There are three sand-topped lanes and two smaller trainer lanes. Balls are there for rental, but you can also buy your own, with chic accessories like a bag for your boules or a handy magnetic ball retriever. There’s also board games such as Monopoly Bretagne and French Tarot (a card game, not for divinatory purposes). And s’il vous plaît, don’t be snobby and ask for fancy cocktails and dry martinis—this is pétanque and it’s all about pastis and draught beers.


G. Ames said...

It is very difficult for working parents to keep their kids at home without any occupation. It turns to be very difficult for the kid to spend the whole day without any occupation or business. Kids who are above 3 years or aged between 5 to 15 years are very sensitive and need very attentive and quality taking care. But today this is impossible because of the works of the parents. They leave for their jobs in the morning and come back home being tired and exhausted. They fail to entertain their kids and on the other hand kids start to feel that they are unwanted and less concerned about.It seems true but this is not completely correct. Some parents employ baby sitter or governess to look after their kids. But the question remains the same.

Anonymous said...

bravo a vous et a toi éric bravo clap clap clap ...