The French Legation Museum grounds cover two and a half acres of lush grass, native trees, and formal gardens. The park like grounds are open for public use during museum hours. Bring a picnic, a Frisbee, your dog, and spend an afternoon on the lawn.

Alliance Française d’Austin hosts pétanque with a pot-luck buffet every second and fourth Sunday afternoon of each month. Alliance Française provides the necessary equipment and happily invites new and seasoned pétanque players.