12 Amazing Instagram Accounts for Paris Lovers

Cuillier Coffee Shop at 19 rue Yvonne Le Tac in Paris' 18th arrondissement.

Coffee shop Cuillier in Paris' 18th. Follow me on Instagram!

In idle moments, I love to graze through my Instagram feed and discover what everyone is seeing, cooking, and eating. This visually-oriented social network has become very popular among the Paris crowd, and it strikes me as the perfect way to experience the city vicariously, get ideas for your next meal out, or daydream about a future trip.

So if you’re looking to infuse your follow list with more beauty and flavors from the City of Light, here’s a selection of inspiring Instagrammers to get you started!

1. Paris Promenades

Audrey Felix is a Paris apartment hunter and the author of Et si on se promenait… à Paris!, an armchair traveler’s dream come true. Her Instagram is full of shots from the quaint courtyards and dashing apartment buildings she gets to visit daily.

Follow Paris Promenades on Instagram

Follow Paris Promenades on Instagram

2. Lindsey Tramuta

Lindsey Tramuta is an American expat and the author of the blog Lost in Cheeseland, and her Instagram shows she has a keen eye for what makes life delicious and beautiful in her adopted city.

Follow Lindsey Tramuta on Instagram

Follow Lindsey Tramuta on Instagram

3. Cédric Grolet

Cédric Grolet is the young and talented pastry chef at five-star hotel Le Meurice, and his Instagram gives you a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into his pastry lab.

Follow Cédric Grolet on Instagram

Follow Cédric Grolet on Instagram

4. Paris je t’aime

Run with brio by the Paris tourist board, this Instagram is full of gorgeous skies, breathtaking architecture, and charming daily life scenes. If you weren’t already in love with Paris, this would seal the deal.

Follow Paris je t'aime on Instagram

Follow Paris je t’aime on Instagram

5. Le Grumeau

Alice Ngo writes the Paris dining blog Le Grumeau with a fresh and independent tone. She’s one of the rare voices out there who don’t hesitate to call out dining spots that don’t deliver, and you can follow along on her Instagram. Plus, she has a cute dog!

Follow Le Grumeau on Instagram

Follow Le Grumeau on Instagram

6. Le Fooding

Le Fooding is a Paris-based organization that publishes a restaurant guide, a print magazine, and puts together hip food-related events. Their Instagram is made up of regrams of their followers’ best shots, and while they do post some from other cities, they do a good job of covering new openings and evergreen favorites in Paris.

Follow Le Fooding on Instagram

Follow Le Fooding on Instagram

7. L’Épicerie végétale

L’Épicerie végétale is located in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, and this gem of a shop specializes in organic produce and fresh flowers. Their Instagram allows you to daydream about what you might pick up on your way home.

Follow L'Épicerie végétale on Instagram

Follow L’Épicerie végétale on Instagram

8. Paris by Mouth

Paris by Mouth is a priceless English-language resource on the Paris food scene, with lots of reviews on what’s new and current, and their Instagram documents the arduous research process. (Disclosure: the founder is a friend, and I belong to the board of contributing editors.)

Follow Paris by Mouth on Instagram

Follow Paris by Mouth on Instagram

9. The Foodstache

This self-described food and wine geek, originally from Switzerland but now living in Paris, is always on the hunt for the new and the delicious. You can partake vicariously through his appetite-whetting Instagram.

Follow The Foodstache on Instagram

Follow The Foodstache on Instagram

10. Alain Passard

Alain Passard is the chef at three-star restaurant L’Arpège, where he cooks deceptively simple, sublime dishes using produce from his own vegetable gardens. His Instagram account documents his daily creations.

Follow Alain Passard on Instagram

Follow Alain Passard on Instagram

11. L’Instant parisien

Edited by Parisian duo Fabrice and Laurence, L’Instant parisien celebrates Paris and its most interesting denizens. Their Instagram is full of the small and wonderful fragments of the city that might escape you otherwise.

Follow L'Instant parisien on Instagram

Follow L’Instant parisien on Instagram

12. Terroirs d’Avenir

Terroirs d’Avenir is a small company that procures exceptional ingredients for some of the best chefs in Paris, and sells these same goods from a string of tiny boutiques (produce, meat, fish, and bread soon) on rue du Nil, in Paris 2nd arrondissement. On their Instagram you’ll see what’s fresh and new at the shops.

Follow Terroirs d'Avenir on Instagram

Follow Terroirs d’Avenir on Instagram

…And as a bonus: yours truly!

I have my very own Instagram account, on which I share pictures of my cooking and dining adventures. Please follow me, and review my follow list to find many more inspiring Paris accounts!

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Tell me everything!

Do you use Instagram for inspiration and for planning future trips? What are some of your favorite accounts to follow, in Paris and beyond?

French Food Cheat Sheet

Want to improve your food photography?

If you want to learn to take food pictures that rock like the talented Instagramers above, I recommend this excellent photography course by The Minimalist Baker, which includes a whole section on taking photos with your phone’s camera.

  • Kim W

    This is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT TIMING – I am going to be visiting Paris for the first time ever this December (I arrive December 26th, I leave January 2nd). I have no real agenda other than “I’ve never been here, let’s check it out”.

    • That’s great, Kim, I hope these help you start planning for your trip!

  • LostInCheeseland

    Thanks so much for including me, Clotilde! SO many of my personal favorites here too :)

  • uh oh- i already spend too much time on ig. all of these accounts look amazing, though, so i’ll just have to follow them!

  • Marilyn

    I wonder if it is possible to overdose on Paris vicariously — I’ll certainly try! Thanks for the great ideas, Clotilde. 8-) Now, back to that brie a la moutarde photo …

  • Chalet Cannelle

    Thanks for an amazing list!

  • Eric Dry

    Very nice selection! Can I afford to advise you @pixdar also offering a walk in the capital through its old storefronts and antique shops.

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