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Instagram’s Favorite Street! 🇫🇷

With its candy-coated pastel houses and weathered cobblestones, it’s easy to see why Rue Crémieux is a HUGE hit on Instagram. This car-free backstreet is the most Instagramable street in Paris, much to the annoyance of the locals. 

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Photo via aei-voyage.be

While the picturesque street in the 12th arrondissement is garnering a lot of attention, tourists also have to be mindful of the residents.

BACK STORY

The one-block pedestrian street was originally built as workers’ housing in 1857. From 1865-1898, it was known as Rue Millaud. It was renamed for Adolphe Crémieux, a French lawyer and politician. During the catastrophic Crue de la Seine de 1910 (1910 Great Flood of Paris), water from the Seine reached as high as 1.75 meters on one of the buildings. In 1993, the street was closed to vehicles.

TODAY

We live in a self-absorbed world. With the hashtag #ruecremieux now linking to over 31,000 images on Instagram, Rue Crémieux might be a paradise for Instagrammers, but they’ve taken away the residents’ privacy. They used to be able to take their tables outside to have lunch, but now, they can’t do so with yoga aficionados, dance sessions, and fashion shoots blocking their doorways. The residents are okay with people taking photos, but they’ve demanded that the city of Paris to protect their privacy by closing the street to visitors on evenings and weekends which is fair enough. Imagine looking out your window and seeing this:

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Dimanche 💃 #paris #ballet #streetdance

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Or this:

And this:

And even this:

It’s a beautiful street, but it’s rude to disturb the peace and snatch away privacy. Some even go as far as recording residents leaving their homes. People are sheep, literally, and when they see something goes viral online, they want to do it, too. You travel to experience, not to take pretentious photos of yourself.

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14 thoughts on “Instagram’s Favorite Street! 🇫🇷”

  1. Such a beautiful part of France! But my goodness! The enemy and his agents always shows up with their agenda to disrupt or take away the beauty of God’s grandeur eh? Nothing is wrong with taking photos but to reach to that extent where the neighbors are uncomfortable is not right for any community. Thanks for sharing such rich history of France! Keep up the good work! God bless! ❤ 🙂

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    1. Yes, such a beautiful gem! As always, they’re out to disrupt and destroy. Exactly! And if they want a photo in front of a door, I don’t see why they can’t ask for permission and respect the given answer even if its no. Merci beaucoup! God’s peace be with you always. 💙😄

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  2. I wasn’t familiar with this situation at all. The residents need some guarantees to insure their privacy and safety.

    There is a similar situation in San Francisco where the house used for the setting of the TV sitcoms “Full House” and “Fuller House” is located.

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