National Capital Club de Pétanque

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Who We Are: The National Capital Club de Pétanque is a pétanque club with members from across the Washington DC metro area including Maryland, Northern Virginia and the city of Washington DC.

What is Pétanque? Pétanque (French pronunciation: [petɑ̃k]; Occitan: petanca [peˈtaŋkɔ]) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground.