Instagrammers go away, say the residents of this pretty Paris street
People are crowding their doorways and keeping them up at night to get the perfect shot - and the locals have had enough
There is a street in Paris so picturesque that it's becoming a problem, apparently - thanks to the numbers of keen photographers who are keeping the locals up at night.
Residents say their colourful, cobbled Rue Crémieux, a car-free street lined with potplants in the 12th arrondissement, near the Bastille, is becoming "the most Instagrammed street in Paris".
Now they want the city council to close the street to non-residents on evenings and weekends to give them some peace. They complain that they're constantly finding people posing in their doorways, and that the noise levels - from loud conversations, and shoots for fashion spreads and music videos - are a curse.
According to the Telegraph, the vice president of the street association told local radio: "It may be a photographer's paradise but for us it's hell. At weekends we often get 200 people outside our windows. Our table is beside the window, and there are people just outside taking photos - rappers who take two hours to film a video or bachelorette parties screaming for an hour.
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"Frankly, it's exhausting."They have asked for gates to be installed on either end of the street, to be open during weekdays but closed the rest of the time.Officials say there are many factors to take into account before restricting access to a public road.