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Play Petanque ,taste local wine & cheese

sports lesson

Play Petanque ,taste local wine & cheese

Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French
sports lesson

Play Petanque ,taste local wine & cheese

sports lesson

Play Petanque ,taste local wine & cheese

Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

We meet at the Motel Ile d'Orleans, close to the island's bridge, where the petanque playground is situated. Upon arrival, we will seat on sunny terasse with a full view on Quebec City and the St Lawrence River . We take a few minutes to talk about the rich history of the Island as the cradle of the french presence in North America . Orleans Island is known for it's vibrant agrotourism product , you will taste some wine, cheeses and a few surprises First ,you will get an introduction to the rules of petanque, a traditional French game for all ages. ( similar to Bocce) Once ready, we head on the playground, where we start practicing. I'll share some anecdotes from the petanque world, French traditions and local stories and we'll discuss strategies. The second part is dedicated to an entire game; we'll form two teams. Enjoy yourself, trying to strike a 'carreau', the winning shot. Throughout the activity, we enjoy the peaceful scenery and views on the St.Lawrence River and Quebec City while tasting different local specialty. Take plenty of faboulous pictures! After we finished playing, you may enjoy local beers and a light meal on the the Motel's terrace (optional). A fun and active day on beautiful Ile d'Orleans! We will also provide a detail map of the island for further discovery !

Your host

Learn more about Francois & Stephanie

Francois & Stephanie

Hello, my name is Francois. I'm a former teacher and passionate about Quebec history and heritage. I've been living half my life on Ile d'Orleans, at 15 min from Old Quebec and I welcome guests for 10 years now. My approach: Be curious, get active, have fun! I'll teach you how to have fun like a local playing petanque, a glass of wine in your hands! It's an easy traditional French outdoor game for all ages. This activity is the perfect complementary for your Quebec City vacation: Leave the town for one day and enjoy great company and spectacular landscapes in the countryside!

What's included

Drinks
You will taste local specialties; wine, ice cider , cheese and nougat !
Tickets
Free parking for your vehicle
Equipment
Petanque equipment

Where you'll be

This activity will take place at our meeting point, my vintage motel ( Motel Ile d'Orleans) 2 minutes from the bridge. The motel is an original building from the 70's and subjected to local architectural heritage. It's the perfect surrounding for playing petanque, a game that became very popular here some 30 years ago. During the whole activity, we'll enjoy fantastic views on the St.Lawrence River and Quebec City's skyline!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Children younger than 8 years may have difficulties striking the ball.

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Francois & Stephanie
Play Petanque ,taste local wine & cheese
New experience
From $52/person
New experience
From $52/person