Jeu de Boules is the beloved national beach sport of the French, played for centuries by fishermen using suitably weighted and shaped rocks. The aim is to cast one's boules towards the wooden jack, knocking opponents' out of the way, with the winner being the person who ends up with the one closest. Our set consists of four full-size pairs, each with a distinct pattern (beware undersized, over-priced imitations). They are made in the classic way from chrome-plated steel, weighing 22.5-oz (650g) each. Supplied in a tough nylon carrying bag. Astonishingly good value.