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Last Thursday I walked on the rue Chanoinesse, one of my favourite places on the Paris island of Île de la Cité, to take a picture of a spot covered with wisteria. The photo was posted on Friday evening and our Instagram profile has gone berserk since.


It has gone berserk!

At the time of writing this photo posted on Instagram reached thousands of people and was liked by no less than 5,000 which is a record for French Moments (say hooray!)

Our Instagram profile has gone berserk with this photo taken on the Île de la Cité ! © French Moments
Our Instagram profile has gone berserk with this photo taken on the Île de la Cité ! © French Moments

I had seen similar photos taken by photographs at this spot. In the Spring the typical café ‘Au vieux Paris d’Arcole’ (24 rue Chanoinesse) is beautifully enhanced by wisteria, adding to the peaceful atmosphere of the place. How many people know that Notre-Dame cathedral stands just around the corner? The street is part of a small area that was not destroyed by Baron Haussmann when he worked on a new city planning for Paris. On your next visit to the French capital, don’t forget to have a peek at this interesting area!

Honestly I still don’t really understand why this photo has been so popular. It’s a nice pic for sure but it is not my favourite one – and by far. Sometimes you have to accept that people prefer things that are different from your preferences and that’s ok! 😉

By the way you can join our Instagram profile and discover over 1,700 photos. For info we only post once or twice per day.

About the author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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