Pétanque

Enjoy this French game of “boules"

Pétanque is a French game of “boules” (balls), where each player strives to throw metal balls as close as possible to a smaller wooden ball, named the “cochonnet”. Game strategies include “pointing,” when a player throws his ball to have it roll as close to the cochonnet as possible, and “shooting,” when a player aims for the ball of an opponent hoping to move him out of a favorable spot.

Per new social distancing guidelines, guests are required to bring their own equipment. No park equipment will be available to the public.

Hours

Open today 11:30am–6:30pm

    Daily 11:30am-6:30pm

Location

Pétanque games are staged on the gravel area near the Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street corner. Tournaments are played on the gravel paths around the Bryant Park lawn.

Equipment

Needed: A good set (3) of Pétanque balls, a wooden “jack” (target ball), and a rigid playing circle. All equipment necessary is provided at our Pétanque Courts.

Host a Party at Pétanque

Arrange an office tournament for team spirit, or celebrate a birthday party with a French twist. The Pétanque courts are available for party rentals and special events. Instruction and other add-ons can be arranged. It’s a taste of Paris in the park!

Afterward, celebrate with drinks and no-wait entry at Manhattan’s hottest after-work scenes, Bryant Park Café and Fever-Tree Porch.

If you need more information, or have special requests for your party, we are here to help. Email your inquiries to celebrate@urbanmgt.com.