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People in the French town of Decazeville are banned from playing pétanque

According to the mayor of the town playing this game causes noise pollution and namely this led to the drastic step

  • September 03, 2018 20:45
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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The French are known for their love of cheese, wine and their favourite game – pétanque (boules). But playing it at all hours of the night is already banned in the French town of Decazeville. The mayor, François Marty, has imposed a ban on the game between the hours of 11pm and 8am to "preserve the tranquility" of the town. 

The official document states that "the activity of pétanque playing causes repeated noise such as rattling balls, accompanied by the sound of loud voices and screams". There will be exceptions from the rule in case of events, parties and other festivities.

Source: The Local

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