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.
— Club Crémieux (@clubcremieux) December 28, 2016