Residents of a Paris street are demanding that city authorities erect gates to lock out social media tourists and locals who pose for selfies outside the pastel-coloured houses.
Rue Crémieux is a cute, cobbled, tree-lined street where residents say their peace and quiet is being disturbed by tourists and Parisians seeking pretty pictures to post on Instagram and other social media sites.
With more than 31,000 images posted, residents say Rue Crémieux, in the 12th arrondissement, near the Bastille, is becoming “the most Instagrammed street in Paris”.
“It may be a photographer’s paradise but for us it’s turned into hell here,” said one of the street’s residents. “At weekends we often get 200 people outside our windows.
“Our dining table is beside the window, and there are people just outside taking photos — rappers who take two hours to film a video under our windows or hen parties with people screaming.”