Final of the 2013 Pétanque MastersFriday 6 September, from 2 pm Place du Palais
May 6

The Palace of Monaco is hosting the Pétanque Masters

The final of the Pétanque Masters will take place on 5 and 6 September in the Palace Square and will attract some of the best players in the world. As a side event, 32 celebrities will take part in one of the most popular sports in the world.

Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September will be very special days for Pétanque!  Within the living memory of Monegasques and boules players, pétanque has never been played outside the Palace!  On 2 July 2011, this square played host to all the royals who had come to celebrate the marriage of HSH Prince Albert II to Princess Charlene.  On 5 and 6 September, this same square will be entirely given over to pétanque.  The common denominator – a festive occasion, open to all.

"We want to project a convivial, festive image."

Marc Costa, President of the Monegasque Pétanque Federation and coordinator of the event, said that "these two days will be convivial and festive."  Access to the square and seats in the grandstand will be completely free.  Two days of festivities when jugglers, trapeze artists, fire eaters, cheerleaders, the band of the Palace Guards and parachutists landing in the square …  will liven up the matches against the unique backdrop of the Palace, an iconic symbol of the Principality.

On the first day, 32 celebrities will participate in a tournament that will be much more relaxed than the finals, which will take place the next day and will be reserved for professionals only.

The Sovereign himself will take part in this unique event, which will be held on boules pitches constructed especially for the occasion.  In addition to a grandstand in the central area seating 850 people (free access, booking required), there will be broadcasts on a giant screen.

This internationally renowned sporting event, which is taking place for the fifteenth consecutive year, is an unmissable fixture of the 2013 boules season,with the participation of the world's best players.

The Pétanque Masters is supported by the Peace & Sport Association …

Jun 13

All About the Final of the Pétanque Masters, to be held in Monaco

Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority has created a web site especially for the event

The 2013 Pétanque Masters will take place in Monaco, in the Palace Square (Place du Palais Princier), on 5 and 6 September.

The best players in the world will be there – with no fewer than 40 World Champions!

Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority has just created a web site with all the information about this event, including the program and the entertainment planned.  To find out more, see:

Aug 12

For the First Time in Monaco: the Pétanque Masters

The competition will be held on 5 and 6 September 2013 on the Place du Palais

Monaco’s Place du Palais (Palace Square) will be hosting a unique event, the Pétanque Masters, on 5 and 6 September 2013. 

At least 30 tons of sand will be brought in to the square in order to create the competition areas, upon which the best pétanque teams will compete.

On Thursday 5 September a pro/am tournament will be organized by Peace and Sport, bringing the final sixteen qualifying players together with Monegasque personalities and international celebrities.

The two semi-finals and the final of the 2013 Pétanque Masters will take place on 6 September.

A large audience is expected over these two days and various forms of entertainment will be on offer.

To find out more: