This text is from the website http://www.1jour1actu.com/sport/pluie_de_boules_sur_marseille/. It is an article about the world Pétanque championship is Marseille. I have reformated the text, highlighted important vocabulary in the text, added a wordbox, and added comprehension questions.
The text is fairly easy to understand (Novice-High/Intermediate-Low) and the questions are in English.
This reading fits perfectly into an intermediate level unit about SPORTS & LEISURES.