Our club is a gathering of Francophiles and pétanque players for the greater Sacramento area. It is the result of the fusion of two previous clubs: The "Causeries Françaises," a local cultural group more than 50 years old, and "La Boule Gauloise," founded over 30 years ago and focused on French sports - particularly the game of pétanque.


We meet for pétanque at the Mather Sports Center at 1:00 pm from Oct - May and  10:00 am from June - Sept, every Thursday and Sunday - weather permitting.  New players are welcome to drop in and play with us. We host competitive and casual pétanque tournaments at least once a month. We receive players from all over California. Click our Events tab for current calendars. We also host social potlucks and dinners for French holidays and whenever we are hungry! 


Email  us or find us on Facebook

to find out more information on upcoming events, or how you can learn to play pétanque just for fun. 

Meet Our Friendly Club Officers

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Christophe Sarafian



Adam Grace

Vice President


Colette Evans

Treasurer / Social Director


Tom Lee

Pétanque Director

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Michelle Dang