Rue Cremieux Wants Instagram Restrictions
Residents of Rue Cremieux, a pretty cobbled street in Paris, are calling on the city council to restrict access to Instagrammers at certain times.
19:49 10 March 2019
Rue Cremieux, a pretty cobbled street in Paris, has attracted thousands of people searching for a perfect Instagram pictures. But residents say they had had enough and are calling on the city council to restrict access at peak times – evenings, weekends and at sunrise and sunset.
One resident said: "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."
Another resident, travel blogger Kris Morton, has even launched an Instagram account logging all the unwanted activity on the street. She said: "Just taking pictures for Instagram isn't a problem and if it inspires people to travel and see the world it can be a great thing," she said.
"But intruding on private property, hogging photo spots so no-one else can enjoy them or take their own picture while posing for 100 different shots, or venturing over guardrails or off-trail for a better shot just aren't OK.
"Instagram away - but do it with some common courtesy and respect for property owners, fellow visitors, and the environment."