Thursday, May 24, 2018

Beret Throwing in Berzème

A small village in the French Ardèche organizes the world championship beret throwing.
The sport may have fallen to oblivion a few years ago, it is now experiencing a revival. Berzème, a modest village in the Ardèche (counting less than 200 souls)welcomes large crowds every summer for the world championship of ‘Lancé de béret. An unmissable event that brings together dozens of participants and many more watchers, every summer since 1989.

The world record is held by the Landais Jean Marquet. In 1994, he threw the beret at 35.20 meters. An unmatched performance since, but only approved in 1995. To beat this original record, go to Berzème next summer.

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