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Residents of one of Paris’ most Instagrammed streets are livid with tourists’ excesses


Paris, March 9: Sometimes, tourists can be utterly annoying and the residents of one of the most clicked streets in Paris are fed up with the excesses. They are so angry that they have even asked the authorities to shut their street on evenings and weekends to stop annoying tourists from converging in their neighbourhood for taking photos to be posted on Instagram.

Rue Crémieux, Paris; image credit: lavanguardia Instagram post

Rue Crémieux is one of the major tourist attractions in the French capital where people rush to take photographs of a pleasing cobblestoned alley lined up with pastel-coloured apartments. Those photographs are uploaded on Instagram in bulk and more the fame spreads, the more is the footfall.

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Over the last five years, the trend of posing against the picturesque backdrop and even engaging in bizarre activities like acrobatics and catwalk has gone to such high that a section of residents (around 150 of them reside there) of the area has turned upset and desperately seek to reclaim their lost tranquillity.

Some tourists have even been found playing loud music and filming dance routines, some of the irritated residents told France Info, a local news service.

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