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Playing pétanque and apéritif

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Nice, France

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Experience hosted by Karina

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at the Colline du Château (Caste hill) where there is a playground to play pétanque.
You have certainly already seen French people playing this ball (we say "boule") game and wondered why so many people play : now it's you turn !
I will explain you the rules, tell you about the traditions of the game and some famous anecdotes and also show you some techniques.
We will organize teams and start the contest ;) May the best win ! May we all have fun !!
During the play, you can ask me any question related to Pétanque or French culture or the city. I am always happy to help and recommend good places to visit or activities to do.
I will prepare a little apéritif - drink and food (or late breakfast if you prefer) that we can share together at any time during or after the game.
We will meet at the Colline du Château (Caste hill) where there is a playground to play pétanque.
You have certainly already seen French people playing this ball (we say "boule") game and wondered why so many people play : now it's you turn !
I will explain you the rules, tell you about the traditions of the game and some famous anecdotes and also show you some techniques.
We will organize teams and start the contest ;) May the bes…

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What's included

  • Food
    home made pie, chips, socca, cheese, let me know your preference or eventua...
  • Drinks
    Let me know your preference
  • Equipment
    pétanque balls
From $43
/ person
Fri, Oct 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$43 per person
$43 per person
Mon, Nov 2
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$43 per person
$43 per person
Mon, Nov 9
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$43 per person
$43 per person

Meet your host, Karina

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a passionate traveller who offer to share my French culture with people visiting the French Riviera. I speak French, English, German and Italian. I am talkative, funny and full of energy even if enjoying the art of "la sieste" (French nap after lunch, ideally under a pine tree listening to the cicadas song!) is also one of my favorite activities. I really love meeting people from abroad and give them an opportunity to discover and experience a "real" taste of French life.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at the park "colline du Chateau" in Nice, where you can admire some of the best views of Nice (great spot for pictures!) and where there is also a beautiful water fall.
Here you do not hear cars, you can really relax and enjoy a nice moment under the shade of a pine tree or chilling on the lawn.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Miwon
November 2019
My husband and I enjoyed playing petanque with Karina in a beautiful environment in Nice. We enjoy physical outdoor activities that involve unique cultural experiences reflective of where we visit. For Nice, petanque was the perfect choice. Playing on top of Castle Hill surrounded by greenery and the beautiful ocean made the experience that much more special. Karina was a friendly host who added some personal touches with baked goodies, which we enjoyed. I would suggest better and clearer directions and communications on where to meet.
My husband and I enjoyed playing petanque with Karina in a beautiful environment in Nice. We enjoy physical outdoor activities that involve unique cultural experiences reflective…
Kaede
July 2019
Elle est vraiment sympathique est naturelle à la même temps qui a des passions pour amuser les gens. Elle m’a donné beaucoup des idées comment on peux visiter dans les séjours à Nice.
Dayna
May 2019
Karina was so much fun! She was friendly, had a comfortable personality, she was well prepared, she answered all our questions. Playing pétanque was fun and we had a wonderful picnic! The food she brought was much more than we expected and delicious. We highly recommended this experience!
Karina was so much fun! She was friendly, had a comfortable personality, she was well prepared, she answered all our questions. Playing pétanque was fun and we had a wonderful pic…
Maya
April 2019
It is really a cool activity. Every time I saw people playing pétanque but didn’t dare to interrupt them asking questions or playing with them. This is a good opportunity to try this game yourself. Karina is a great coach, the time flew very quickly.
It is really a cool activity. Every time I saw people playing pétanque but didn’t dare to interrupt them asking questions or playing with them. This is a good opportunity to try th…
Martina
March 2019
It was just wonderfull! At first I wasn´t sure if I could make it in time to get to the meeting point (because it was my first day in Nice), but then Karina helped me and even picked me up from my apartment! She was so friendly and it really was a lot of fun playing with her, I would always book that experience again.
It was just wonderfull! At first I wasn´t sure if I could make it in time to get to the meeting point (because it was my first day in Nice), but then Karina helped me and even pick…
Jean-Luc
October 2018
When you meet Karina, you will feel like having a friend. I had fun learning and playing Pétanque. She is very kind, simple and generous! Plus, the place (venue) is amazing!!!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Pétanque is a very easy and friendly game, you do not need to be good or sporty to enjoy, most of the fun comes from trying.
Kids are welcome, I will also have plastic pétanque balls for them to play.

What to bring

sunglasses and hat to be protected from the sun if needed