About 17 million French people play pétanque casually. Numbers continue to grow gobally, including in Australia where there 1 200 registered pétanque players. We interviewed three players: Andrew Mack, Gary Hosie and Pierre Bommarito.
Elsa Lenthal is currently enjoying the best of life in France, with roots in Provence and aspirations in Paris. For five years, Elsa studied film and cinema production at school, in the capital city. She now works in Paris most of the year as an Assistant Director in the film industry. In the summer, she returns to her parents' home in les Alpilles near Les Baux de Provence to spend the warmer months with her friends and family... This lovely, young woman is far from idle in the summer months. Elsa is single-handedly trying to maintain the tradition of creating lavender fuseaux, an old artisan craft.