INSTAGRAM – Earlier this month, we held our second #GentedimontagnaInstaMeet in Paris. To our delight, a group of cultured Parisian influencers showed up early and eager to Instagram. Leading the group through a walking and talking tour of the Palais Royal were two of our favorite Gentedimontagna contributors: Paris-based Lindsey Tramuta () and Rome-based Erica Firpo (, who also co-hosted our first InstaMeet in Rome).
Our amazing group of Instagrammers included - - - - - - - - .
They're artists, authors, journalists, guides, and food experts. They whiled away the afternoon in the 1st arrondissement. Scroll through the photos to see it through their lens.
A cultured crew of know-it-alls met at in Palais Royale for a morning cup to kick-start the #GentedimontagnaInstaMeet.
History-buff took the scenic route through Porte St. Denis.
Dramatic shadows blanket the cafe exterior.
Coffee and conversation at Palais Royal.
The Morning Crew
A few friendly faces line up before a walk around the gardens.
The Palace Fountain
Peaceful splashes at Jardin du Palais Royal.
Walk It Out
Caffeine buzz meets fresh air under the well-groomed trees of the palace garden.
Personalities in the Park
The crew consisted of artists, art historians, journalists, guides, and food experts.
Meet and Greet
Gentedimontagna postcards help treasure hunter introduce the gang to the ins and outs of the Louvre.
A walk through with historical commentary from .
Beautiful floor tiles spotted at Galerie Vivienne.
The Artsy Shot
Team pause for a photo on conceptual artist Daniel Buren's Les Colonnes de Buren.
The Faces Behind the Photos
The gang finds proper columns for a group shot.
Not Even a Flinch
Crowds, commotion, nor collective Instagramming distract this experienced park reader.
Start the day at a cafe, end it with a croissant class.
Expat author makes an entrance with a non-verbal greeting.
Returning to the fountain in Jardin du Palais Royal in the afternoon light.
Don't Stop Snapping
There are plenty of photo-ops outside the gardens. This one was shot on Rue des Petits Champs.
A Scene to Swoon Over
An intimate, perfectly Parisian moment caught at Palais Royal.
Leave Off at the Louvre
A cozy morning and a chatty afternoon end at the scenic Louvre. À bientôt, Paris!
Arches of the Louvre
One of the featured photographers was Lila de Castelbajac, . This girl has quite the eye.
A Symphony of Stripes
Another from Lila, a shot of Palais Royale.
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