If you’ve been hit with wisteria hysteria over the last few months but you don’t quite have enough of that beautiful purple bloom in your life, then you might want take a trip over the Channel to get your fix. There you’ll find a wealth of blooms, as well as a whole host of perfect Instagram shots that will make your grid pop. CV Villas has rated the top 10 classic pictures that make France one of the most Instagram-ed countries in the world.
1. Capturing the blooming wisteria
You can still catch wisteria blooms over in France – they’re a classic in any picturesque French country garden but you can also find them injecting colour in cities across the country. This beautiful bloom was captured on the Rue des Thermopyles in Paris.
2. Having a caffeine hit outside a café
One of the most relaxing things in France is sitting outside a traditional café and watching the world go by. With the right pose and artfully laid out table, this can make the stunning photo too!
3. Snacking on macarons
Available in pretty much any colour under the sun, you can’t go to France without snapping some gorgeous macarons. The best macrons in France are widely considered to be Pierre Hermé, you can find his shops in Paris and Nice.
4. Posing amongst lovely lavender
Once wisteria season is over, if you’re still looking for a hit of pretty purple for your Instagram grid – then head to Provence. Between June and August, you can frolic in one of the many lavender fields for a truly vibrant photo.
5. Yacht spotting in the South of France
There’s something timelessly elegant about a harbour in the sunshine. For the ultimate glamourous shot, head to St Tropez in the South of France where you can capture some of the most luxurious yachts in the world.
6. Finding your Disney castle
There’s nowhere better than France for jaw-dropping places that look like something straight out of a fairy-tale. A visit to one of France’s stunning chateaux is the perfect place to release your inner Disney-princess (or prince!) and it can make for one fabulous photo.
7. Picking the most beautiful sweet treat
From pastries to tarts to éclairs, French patisseries have a wealth of delicately created works of edible art that make for a classic Instagram photo. Patisserie Chez Maître Pierre in Nice is well known for its photogenic choices.
8. Sipping on the best French vintage
Want to induce some Instagram envy? Pose with a nice glass of red, over-looking a stunning French vineyard and watch the likes flow in. The regions of Bordeaux and Loire Valley are famed for their outstanding wines.
9. Capturing the most picturesque doors
The historic cities and villages of France are perfect for nailing that popular ‘doors of Instagram’ photo. Make sure to use the hashtag, #ihavethisthingwithdoors, to add your image to the popular theme – thousands of people all over the world use this hashtag.
10. Taking in the view
A dramatic scenery shot is a must-have for any Instagram grid. The Cote d’Azur offers craggy cliffs, emerald sea and (most of the time) beautiful sunshine, which is all the ideal formula for an awe-inspiring shot.