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Obut's history


In saint-Bonnet-Le-Château, in 1995, Frédéric Bayet, lock maker, changed his career path with the help of Antoine Dupuy, a talented mecanician, to start making playing Boules. The OBUT brand was created.

In 1958 the founders, looking for another growth dimention, invited the the Souvignet Family (Jean the father and his two sons, Georges and Robert).


Designing and producing petanque boules in France is what we have aimed to do for over 60 years on our one and only production site in Saint-Bonnet- Le-Château in Loire.

From the small workshop originally located right in the middle of the village to our current factory, we are proud to have developed a local industry. A team of Obut people with a passion for the little boule, who day after day, from idea to design, from historical know-how to modern production methods, work hard to design high-quality products that are appreciated on every


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