Instagram-crazed tourists turn famed Paris block into ‘hell’

Instagram-crazed tourists turn famed Paris block into ‘hell’

March 8, 2019 | 3:03pm

For once, it’s not the French who are being rude.

Residents of Rue Crémieux in Paris are asking the city to close the street to visitors on evenings and weekends, according to CityLab.

They’re citing an invasion of privacy: The pastel homes that line the quaint 12th arrondissement street have drawn scores of social media mavens. They strike poses with picturesque backdrops of candy-colored facades and flowering window boxes — even performing synchronized group dance routines atop the old-fashioned cobblestones.

There are more than 31,000 photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RueCremieux — and that’s what’s goading locals.

“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,” a resident named Antoine told France Info. “Frankly, it’s exhausting.” (The France Info article is headlined, “It became hell.”)

Residents are asking for gates at either end of the street to keep the shutterbugs at bay.

A protest Instagram account has sprung up, @ClubCremieux, which has the bio “s–t people do Rue Crémieux.”

Particularly egregious Instagrammer moves include yogis posing in quaint doorways and diehards sprawling across the ground to get the perfect shot.

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