France, like most of Europe, is in lockdown. Any kind of travel to and from the country seems to be off the table for the foreseeable future.
If you’ve already watched everything Netflix has to offer—including Emily in Paris, of course—and devoured all your travel books and magazines, we found another way to feed your wanderlust. Here are ten of the best Parisian Instagram accounts to transport you to The City of Light without ever leaving your couch.
Flâner à Paris (stroll around Paris) is one of the best things to do in the city, and Alexandrine does it exceptionally well. If you are dreaming of long walks along the Seine’s banks, sunsets on the Sacré-Cœur’s steps, or picnics in the parc, this is the time to start scrolling her feed.
There is something special about the streets of Paris. From the cobblestone paths and the secret alleys to the grand doors that can hide anything from a tiny courtyard to a majestic palace entrance… Paris is a city that invites you to open its doors. And Benedicte’s account does just that.
A perfectly curated account by a professional photographer, Paris Unfolded is like a virtual gallery dedicated to The City of Light. Sophia’s pictures are so beautiful, you will want to hang them on your walls.
Romantic with a touch of melancholy, Nashville-born, Paris-based Katie knows how to make us dream. On her feed, you will find a great balance of Paris, food, flowers, and even a few cat pictures here and there.
An account curated by multiple content creators and photographers based in the French capital, See My Paris shows the city, its magical light. Encounter the people that inhabit it with a mix of poetry and normalcy that makes us feel like we are there ourselves.
Pamela is an illustrator and a photographer that magistrally captures the essence of Paris in her Instagram shots. Join her for a coffee at Café de Flore – now better known as Emily’s favorite café – or for a stroll in the 15th arrondissement, croissant in hand.
To live that “expat in Paris” dream, just follow the adventures of Carolina Ldno. If you are planning to escape to Paris as soon as we can all travel again, follow her and take notes.
A completely different approach to the city, David shows Paris in all its moodiness, mystery, and charm. To have a glimpse of the city at night, and an aesthetic far from the usual sun-soaked images of Paris we are used to, David’s account is the one to follow.
A look at everyday, ordinary Paris life, Daphne’s account makes us miss the mundane, simple things, like strolling aimlessly around the city, randomly stopping for a coffee at a cute café and enjoy a mask-less chat with friends.
The colorful diary of a photographer in Paris, Hervé’s pictures show us a dazzling side of the city that would brighten up even the gloomiest of the winter days. Visit his page for a boost of joy and get ready to miss Paris (and summer) very much.
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