Fed up Paris locals look to BAN Instagrammers who flood their cobbled street to take ‘perfect’ social media photos
- Paris’s Rue Cremieux attracts thousands of Instagrammers to its colourful street
- Social media users eager to strike a pose in front of the pastel-coloured houses
- Residents are now demanding that the city council install gates on the street
Disgruntled residents of a picturesque street popular with Instagram users are now calling for authorities to restrict access to its cobbled road.
Rue Cremieux in Paris has become a popular landmark for savvy social media users eager to strike a pose against the backdrop of the street’s pastel-coloured houses but now the residents of the famous road are taking a stand.
Over the years, thousands of tourists donning fancy dress and elaborate poses have descended upon the street before posting the images on social media with the hashtag #ruecremieux.
Residents on Rue Cremieux in Paris are now calling for gates to be installed on the colourful street
Every year tourists descend upon the street to take quirky poses in front of the pastel-coloured houses
Social media uses are spotted doing a yoga-style handstand before uploading the picture online
One girl poses in the doorway of a house on the Parisian street before posting the image on social media
Another person performs a handstand in front of a pastel-coloured house in an effort to capture the perfect picture
However residents along the Parisian street are now demanding that the city council of the 12th arrondissement install gates to keep out those looking for the perfect Instagram picture during peak hours.
One Rue Crémieux resident told radio station France Info: ‘We sit down to eat and just outside we have people taking photos – rappers who take two hours to film a video right beneath the window, or bachelorette parties who scream for an hour.
‘Frankly, it’s exhausting.’
A scroll through the clubcremieux Instagram account reveals an array of different tourists attempting to create the perfect pose along the idyllic street.
One image features a couple performing a yoga-style hand stand while another shows a woman pose on the boot of a car with a violin.
One woman holds a violin as she poses on the boot of a convertible car while her friend takes a picture
Another social media user performs a curved handstand as she poses on the picturesque street
A person poses for the perfect picture along the picturesque Parisian street between Rue de Lyon and Rue de Berc
In another picture, a group of dancers can be seen performing a routine as amused passers-by walk past.
The colourful street, situated between Rue de Lyon and Rue de Berc, is 144 metres in length and is bordered by small houses painted in pastel colours.
The popular street was named after the French lawyer and politician Adolphe Crémieux.