instagram in paris – my favourites

by Sharon Santoni

sunset over river in paris

The autumn here in northern france is getting off to a spectacular start:  sunshine,  warm temperatures and clear skies.  We’re not sure what we’ve done to deserve it, but we’re enjoying every minute.

The result of this delicious weather has been some pretty amazing light which of course has produced some equally fantastic photography.    And where is the best place to see great photos at any time of the day?    instagram of course!

I love instagram.   For me it’s the best way to capture the moment, to share a beautiful view, a favourite flower or a great antique find.   For other people it’s all about light, or dogs or architecture or …. Paris.

Here are some of my favourite parisian (mostly by adoption) instagrammers who give you a special and unique glimpse into the beauty of paris.

These first two pictures are by a huge instagrammer, who really doesn’t need my shout-out, but I love so much what he does with light, and I am in awe of the fact that he must be out of bed before dawn to get these shots, that he gets first position here .  His name is Olivier Wong,


Sophie DeVore was born in the States but lives in Paris where she teaches wellness and pilates.    She keeps her eyes open to everyday beauty – my kind of girl


 Laurent Sanleme loves beautiful light and cyclists in Paris, nice to have a boy’s point of view


It’s good to find an interior shot of a staircase that immediately says Paris.  Chic symmetrical, grey on white . Photo by dagmara_ch


Stunning shots of the capital by journalist Sébastien Pélegrin who must have climbed the Arc de Triomphe to get this shot


and finally those blue roofs by luluescapes
roofs of paris




stacey snacks October 6, 2016 - 2:26 am

What a small world…..Henry and I were at a wine bar on Rue de Seine and struck up a conversation with a lovely gal named Charlotte, aka Luluescapes……I am now following her lovely posts.

Maggie Dowling October 7, 2016 - 4:12 am

Makes me want to come back to Paris tomorrow. Thanks for the delightful pictures

Pamela October 6, 2016 - 2:51 am

Such awesome photos, just beautiful.

Jeanie October 6, 2016 - 3:06 am

Lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us, Sharon.

Colleen Taylor October 6, 2016 - 3:28 am

Gorgeous shots! I’m always ready to follow another great photographer. Thank you Sharon!

Madame M October 6, 2016 - 3:56 am

Oh so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Susan B. October 6, 2016 - 4:30 am

Sharon, thanks for sharing these. I’ll be adding to my “follow” list. Ahh, wish I were there right now. Can’t wait to get back again.

Donna October 6, 2016 - 6:23 am

Adore your posts! My husband and I visited Paris, Giverney, and Fourges area at the end of May for the first time, celebrating my 60th birthday. We also stayed in St. Remy, and St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Absolute heaven!! I would love to come back regularly. We live in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky, horse country.

Mary M October 6, 2016 - 6:25 am

We can never go to Europe without a stop in Paris. We were there in June but would go back in a heartbeat.

Darina October 6, 2016 - 7:05 am

Wonderful Parisian pictures. J’adore Paris. I will follow these accounts. Thank you for sharing!

Ginny October 6, 2016 - 7:32 am

Beautiful, beautiful pictures! We were just in France in June for my son’s wedding. My favorite place in the world!

Botanic Bleu October 6, 2016 - 8:14 am

Beautiful photos of Paris…. My sister and I were the first week of September and stayed in a hotel just a block away from the Conciergerie. This photo is very close to it, and I have several shots of the Conciergerie from this same angle. Of course, my photos cannot compare to all the beauty you have shared.

Thanks for more wonderful views of beautiful Paris.


Taste of France October 6, 2016 - 8:32 am

Thank you for these fantastic photographers! Parisian eye candy is always a good idea.
I also like parisandbeyondgenie and davidlebovitz

Beth October 6, 2016 - 9:07 am

Beautiful Paris shots! We just left Paris and had some of these same wonderful views! Thx for sharing and reminding us what a lovely city it is!

Our French Oasis October 6, 2016 - 9:08 am

Paris is always a good idea, and if you get can’t get there in person what better way to see it than to sit back and enjoy a little armchair travel on Instagram with such stunning photos.

Marian from England October 6, 2016 - 9:29 am

Love the bicycle photo! They’re all great shots and so atmospheric, showing off Paris in her best lights.

luluescapes October 6, 2016 - 9:34 am

Thank you so much for sharing my Parisian rooftop photo which was actually shot from my apartment. I’m truly touched. I hope you enjoy all of my upcoming photos of Paris. I have also recently started to go in to video-making. Have a look at my video of Montmartre and let me know what you think

Sarah Cheseman October 6, 2016 - 1:46 pm

Enjoyed my few minutes of being in Paris with such beautiful photo’s
Thank you more please.

Janice @curtainsinmytree October 6, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Love the pictures
It’s the only way I’ll ever see Paris

Debra Sams October 7, 2016 - 1:14 am

I so enjoy reading your posts. The photos are always stunning. I enjoy feeling like I am a welcomed part of your home and travels. Thanks for sharing.

De Maeyer Ingrid October 7, 2016 - 8:51 am

Oh wow, great shots and always fun to check out new accounts on IG!

Isabel @ mybeautifuledinburgh October 7, 2016 - 10:49 am

Oh my! I love these photos and in particular the white staircase with black ironwork. That shouts to my soul – I want to run up those steps, keys in hand, up to my own Parisian apartment….sigh……

Liz October 8, 2016 - 6:26 pm

Thank you Sharon and all these wonderful artists. So important to display beauty, love and light in these times with increasing images and events of violence in our world. Bless you all!

Jacqueline Mignone October 19, 2016 - 10:22 pm

Beautiful for real a beautiful place to live


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