“Mille Bornes” (French for a thousand milestones, referring to the stone distance markers on many French roads) is a French card game. It was created in 1954 by Frenchman Edmond Dujardin. The premise of Mille Bornes is that the players are in a road race. Each race—or hand—is usually 700 miles (or kilometers) long. The object of the game is to reach 5,000 points, which normally takes several hands.” - good ‘ole Wikipedia Via this blog here.