Picroboule – Historical Centre of Boules de Fort (traditional bowl game)

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Historical Centre of Boules de Fort (traditional bowl game) - Introduction to a unique game which is part of the Loire heritage. Museum and interactive consoles. Video presenting modifications to this game from its origins to today.

Description

Thanks to a one-way mirror, one can discreetly observe a "boule de fort" game, the game that has been designated a "Loire heritage game" by the Ministry of Culture. The fief of Picrochole in Gargantua, Lerné has been home to this "boule de fort" society since 1879. The sophisticated rules of this game are little-known. The Picroboule historical centre, a 300 m² site, provides insight into the history, geographical presence and techniques of this amazing game that is played on a concave court with "boules méplates" (flattened balls).

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Parking

Opening

Extra reception info

Uniquement sur rendez-vous


Rates

  • Full adult price : visite guidée
  • Group rate : + 10 pers.
  • Child rate : 6/12 ans
  • Other rates : Initiation à la boule de fort
  • Free rate : chauffeur, responsable du groupe & - 6 ans
  • Discount rate : Adhérent d'une société de Boule de Fort
  • Discount rate : PMR/Carte d'invalidité

Payment options

  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash