Friday, April 17, 2020

20 More French Instagrammers to Follow


Every day, I hear from at least one friend somewhere in the world, asking how it's going under lock down in France. My short answer is pas mal...not bad!..and the perfect weather has played a big part. A few days ago, President Macron announced he's extending the current stay-at-home rules until May 11. Then, certain businesses will begin to re-open and others (such as hotels and restaurants), will follow at some point. It's all very wait-and-see but you can learn more in English in the Guardian and on France24.com. From what I've seen here in Provence, most people are taking the rules seriously and have been very compliant. I've been jotting down some thoughts about my experiences this past month (our lock down started March 17) and plan to share those in another blog post soon. But one of the many things I've enjoyed during this chapter is having had more time to read, both online and off, and time to play around a bit more on sites I love such as Instagram.

Two years ago, I published a post called 20 French Instagrammers to FollowI hope you found (or will find) some fun accounts there to enjoy.  (A few of them have since disappeared so I've just deleted them from my original post.) And since IG has become so wildly popular (one source says that as of July 2019, there were more than 16 million Instagram users in France, roughly 1/4 of the population!), it feels like it's time for an update. So here are 20 more people to follow. Some are posting images about isolation, community or healing...others are just putting up crazy-pretty pictures of France. There's food, fashion, flowers, fine art, illustration and more.

It was super hard to choose just 20! If I missed you in this roundup--or missed an account you love--please share the link or the account name as a comment at the bottom of this post. #RestezChezVous, stay safe and let's stay connected!



20 comments:

  1. I follow @ProvencePost! All wonderful. Merci bien, Julie!

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  2. Julie your site has become so spectacular. And these shots of France are delicious! so so so beautiful. I hope we are all safe and well soon to travel there. Keep doing such gorgeous interesting work!

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    1. Hi There, I agree...there are so many talented people shooting and posting on Instagram! And thanks for the lovely compliments about my blog! :)

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  3. Julie: Love these beautiful pix, especially "Visitsouthoffrance" with the lovely view of the boats from above. So inviting! Well--one can dream, right? Thanks for posting.

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  4. Thanks for this discovery of new talent Ed instagrammers. You obviously missed me 😂 (joke)

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    1. Sandra, please share your account with us here...if you'd like to!

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  5. Reader Tilly Parker just wrote and said: "Local Provence accounts I love on IG are @ruthribeaucourt and a fairly new but beautiful account is @lanouvelleaixoise. Both bring their element of beauty and calm to life in confinement."

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  6. Here are the links:

    https://www.instagram.com/lanouvelleaixoise/

    https://www.instagram.com/ruthribeaucourt/

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  7. Hello Julie. Thank you for sharing these accounts. They are wonderful. I am a professional photographer and also live in France, in the Luberon Valley and would like to share my IG account. Thank you! https://www.instagram.com/raina_stinson/

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  8. Thank you, Julie, for this list - it's so great to virtually travel to France at this time. Merci!

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  9. Thank you very much Julie. There are some accounts I will follow.

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  10. Hi, Not professional photos, but a look into my catering based in the PACA region, not much happening at the moment, but hoping it will pick up again soon! Meanwhile you can get your taste buds flowing!

    https://www.instagram.com/clairecooks/

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  11. Great list, Julie! Thanks for including me ... you know there's nothing I love more than sharing my photos and passion for France (especially the south, non?)! I would also recommend @geeparee22, @madaboutmacarons, @ruthribeaucourt, and many others if you would like them.

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  12. Bonjour Julie! I would like to have my IG included in the Instagram roundup. It's @frenchcountrydiary! Full of
    beautiful images from the French Country Diary, as well as
    on-the-road shots, with peeks behind the scenes.
    Love your site, how it grows and grows and gets more and
    more beautiful and informative! Bisous Linda

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    1. Hi Linda! Great to hear from you...it's been a long time! Thanks so much for your nice words about my blog...and I'm very happy to share your IG account here!

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  13. Wonderful post Julie, thanks for sharing!!

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