Lyon plateau Croix-Rousse, Clos Jouve


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The Clos Jouve is a famous spot for pétanque (a French game with steel balls). In the city of Lyon, there is a specific pétanque with different rules called “pétanque à la lyonnaise” or “longue”. It’s one of the oldest pétanque fields in France. There are 16 tracks. You will find a spherical sculpture representing a French tradition: when you’re playing pétanque, if a player doesn’t score any point, he have to kiss the buttocks of a girl. This girl’s name is Fanny and she’s often represented on paintings, potteries or sculptures. It’s an iconic character of the pétanque clubs and is part of their tradition.


  • Title: Lyon plateau Croix-Rousse, Clos Jouve
  • Creator: Historical-Cities.org

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