Chouine is a card game that is very popular in the Central-West region of France. It is especially popular in the Loir Valley. It origins date back to the 16th century. It has experienced a revival in the last ten years and gradually conquered all classes of society. A new competition is organized each year that is called the CHOUINE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD. The competition takes place in LAVARDIN, the most French of the villages of France. on the first Sunday in March.