Since many Saint-Pierrais and Miquelonnais are of Basque Heritage, Basque tradtions abound adding to the local flavor.
A type of handball called Pelote basque, a traditional Basque sport, is played against this massive outdoor wall.
Zazpiak Bat is Basque for "The Seven Make One", this refers to the seven Basque Provinces located in Spain: Alava, Guipuzkoa, Navarra, Biscaya; and France: Basse Navarre, Soule and Labourd.
The traditional game played in France is boules, also called pétanque.
It requires as much dexterity as it does social skill, as it is frequently played in public squares as more of a gathering.
Visitors wishing to join in may find it easier if they do speak French.