The Out Guide to Summer Off the Grid
By Out.com Editors
9. THROW A BALL (BUT NOT TOO HARD)
The French have been trying hard to introduce pétanque as an official Olympic sport, and rightfully so; it’s a perfect summer game, playable on dirt, sand, or grass. The goal is to throw heavy boules as close as possible to the “piglet,” or cochonnet, without getting knocked out of your spot by your mischievous friends.
Hermès Pétanque Set (steel, hunter cowhide, and boxwood), $1,150; Hermes.com