Virtuoso: The Magazine “Pitch Perfect”

For nearly two decades of summers, my family and I have watched (and sometimes played) pétanque in Sainte-Maxime, an unpretentious village on France’s Mediterranean coast between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Nary an apéro hour passes that we don’t meander to town to sip rosé and admire a game whose short history traces its roots to the port village of La Ciotat, just 80 miles away.

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