7-13 Rue Alfred de Musset, 69100 Villeurbanne, France #57

Open-air single walled fronton

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Address (approximate):
  • 7-13 Rue Alfred de Musset, 69100 Villeurbanne, France

Coordinates GPS (latitude, longitude):
  • decimal notation: 45.758933, 4.914906
  • sexagesimal notation: 45° 45' 32.1588", 4° 54' 53.6616"

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Gregory Sabatier ououh, viva la pelota
Anonymous user Ce fronton a été construit en 1950 par une entreprise, la Compagnie d'Electro-Mécanique, pour permettre à ses employés originaires du Pays Basque et du Béarn de pratiquer leur sport dans la cadre de l'association sportive ASCEM (Amicale Sporting Club des Electro-Mécaniciens); il se trouve que cette année-là le président de l'association était originaire du Pays Basque. C'est donc un "fronton-ouvrier", et le seul qui existe entre Paris et Marseille. L'entreprise a disparu en 1985, mais le fronton et la section de pelote sont restés. Affiliée à la FFPB en 2002 et à la ligue PACA-Corse, cette section a une trentaine de membres, quelques Basques, et plus du tout d'électro-mécaniciens. Marc Papillon, secrétaire de la section.

📚 The Basque pelota (Euskal pilota) includes several ball games derivated from the Jeu de Paume. In most specialties, the game consists of sending, volley or after a rebound, the ball against a main wall, named fronton, so that it falls on the playground named cancha. The point continues until a team commits a foul (falta) or fails to raise the ball before the second rebound.

🤓 A fronton is a wall against which one plays Basque pelota. It is an architectural element present in almost all the towns and villages of the French Basque Country and, to a lesser extent, in the neighboring regions.
The open-air single walled fronton is a generally uncovered ground composed of a wall, or two (one at each end). There are frontons of all sizes (10 to 16 meters wide and 6 to 10 meters high), some are even covered.
In Basque, this place is called "plaza".

🌎 A large number of Basques (commonly referred to as "Basque diaspora") have left the Basque Country to emigrate mainly to South America and the United States.
It is sometimes called the "eighth province" of the Basque Country, which counts seven (Labourd, Soule, Lower Navarre, Navarre, Biscay, Álava and Gipuzkoa).
The diaspora actively promotes its identity through its traditional activities, such as dance, gastronomy, Basque games and, of course, Basque pelota.

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Added on July 10 2011
Last modified on April 06 2015

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