Pétanque game and baguette belong to French inheritance in Laos. I spotted some street players in Savannakhet.
Pétanque is played by two, four or six people. All players must throw their metal boules standing with the feet together in a small circle. They throw the balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (jack).
The first World Championships were organized in 1959. In 2007 Pétanque World Championships took place in Pattaya where teams from 50 countries participated in the competition.
44th World championships took place in Dakar, in Senegal. France won final 13 - 0 facing Thailand.