A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace

Mar 21, 2019

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A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace

Mar 21, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Rue Crémieux is a picturesque street in Paris, with lovely colorful facades and old houses. And just like Notting Hill: it has become swarmed by Instagrammers and the residents have had enough. They want their peace back, so they are asking the city government to ban photo and video shoots on weekends and evenings.

According to Franceinfo, the street is filled with tourists who take snapshots throughout the day. If you search Instagram for the hashtag #ruecremieux, you’ll find over 32,000 posts at the moment. However, it’s not just tourists and all sorts of Instagram influencers who are enchanted by the colorful backdrop of this street. Even photo and video shoots get organized under the inhabitants’ windows, as well as bachelorette parties.

All this hassled to forming of Rue Crémieux association. Its vice-president Antoine says that on weekends there can be 200 people in the street. They all take photos and videos, disrupting the residents’ peace, and it has become “like hell.” Therefore, the association has asked the major to close Rue Crémieux during certain hours and days. “We are asking for the closure of the street at least at weekends and in the evening after a certain hour,” he told Franceinfo, adding that on some private roads in Paris, closures of this kind already exist.

According to Franceinfo, the decision should be made before summer, and we don’t know yet if the ban will be approved. In the meantime, there are Instagram and Twitter accounts Club Crémieux which show all the “s**t people do rue Crémieux.” Seeing all this and putting myself in the residents’ shoes, I hope that the ban will be approved.

[via DPReview; image credits: Patrick Nouhailler/Wikimedia Commons (modified)]

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15 responses to “A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace”

  1. Dušan DuPe Pethö Avatar
    Dušan DuPe Pethö

    Stupid

  2. Peteris Zālītis Avatar
    Peteris Zālītis

    totally. Instagram is stupid.

  3. Alexandre Ayoubi Avatar
    Alexandre Ayoubi

    Photobomb them ans outrageousely walk through in front of the cameras

  4. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    “L’enfer, c’est les autres.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

  5. J Kenrick Bernard Avatar
    J Kenrick Bernard

    I agree

  6. Tim Roberts Avatar
    Tim Roberts

    i think if this gets approved this is going to get much worse in the future with x amount of places banned from instagram due to complaints

    bad for the platform and bad for the professionals out there to

    1. Olivier Gallen Avatar
      Olivier Gallen

      They are not professionals, they are instagramers. And bad for Instagram means good for the actual world. So… why not!

    2. Tim Roberts Avatar
      Tim Roberts

      Olivier Gallen that is such a simple way to look at it

      I get the fact Alot of them are casual photographers and people doing selfies etc
      But do you think Instagram aka Facebook is Going to take the time to work out the real work and the Instagramer as you called them

      Plus it’s not just this one case you think if this passed in a court imagan the knock on effect. Across the world

    3. Shawn Byron Danker Avatar
      Shawn Byron Danker

      Tim Roberts simple then. shut down instagram :D

    4. Daniel Scott Avatar
      Daniel Scott

      I’m with Shawn

  7. Victoria Renard Avatar
    Victoria Renard

    Some of those tourists do look pretty obnoxious doing yoga poses in the middle of the street and such ?

  8. Michael Johnson Avatar
    Michael Johnson

    of course..

  9. rich Mck Avatar
    rich Mck

    You’re missing the big picture. Pardon the pun. But EVERYONE ( even those celebs, although this not the case here…) deserves to live in their home in peace & quiet.
    You do not suppose when you buy or rent a property that you will be more or less frustrated by the actions of your neighbours or even those who wander up and down the street in order to be famous for a moment.
    Andy Warhol and Wille Shakspeare were so right.
    But what a price to pay for those who have to endure such nonsense.
    People, get a life and let others live!
    We have a right to peace and quiet.
    I am all in favour of Social media, but not at the cost of others.

  10. Shachar Weis Avatar
    Shachar Weis

    Enforced how exactly?

  11. Lisa Avatar
    Lisa

    Residents should simply wander through and disrupt all of this. I agree that strict limitations should be enforced. These are people’s homes.