Paris Waiters Dash in Café Race Extravaganza

Paris Waiters Dash in Café Race Extravaganza

Paris brought back a beloved tradition with the Course des Cafés, a waiter's race that tests the agility and finesse of the city's café staff. In this event, participants speed-walked a 2-kilometer course while balancing a tray with a cup of coffee, a glass of water, and a croissant, aiming for zero spillage to win. This quirky competition, originally started in 1914, was revived as both a tribute to the excellence of French service and a festive lead-up to the 2024 Summer Olympics. The winners, Pauline Van Wymeersch and Samy Lamrous, not only proved their prowess in tray-carrying but also snagged tickets to the Olympic opening ceremony, reigniting the event's popularity and celebrating a unique aspect of Parisian culture.

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