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"Boule de fort", a typical game of Anjou near BUSSY

The game of "boule de fort" was born between 1715 and1719 but the origin of this game remains unclear.
50m from hotel Le Bussy you can find a game of it at "La Societe". The game of boule de fort was born between 1715 and1719 but the origin of this game remains unclear. These are sailors who have invented the game by playing the ball in their boat, this is the most common hypothesis of the origin of the sport. The real ball hard, as we know it today, is a native of Anjou. This very friendly game is played with a wooden ball cherry or mid-plate resin, rimmed iron, equipped with one side " weak " and one side " strong " , hence its name. Launched on a curved track, the weighted ball from strong side never follows the straight path: it meanders from one side to the other track to meet the master, a kind of jack. Ranked " Loire Heritage Game " by the Ministry of Culture, is the only sport in the world to play in slippers!
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