France On Instagram Vs. France In Real Life ( Via BuzzFeed)
Paris in real life:
The city of ~tourists~
French culture on Instagram:
So much culture, so many museums! Everyone is a philosopher and wears suspenders.
French culture in real life:
You know what French people actually like? Appalling comedies that make fun of our lower-middle class and rely mostly on lowbrow, racist, sexist, and classist jokes.
as the main character, is a perfect example. Somehow, it managed to get funded
to sell millions of tickets.
French food on Instagram:
Tasty croissants and colorful macarons everywhere!
French food in real life:
Butter and ham sandwiches all day every day.
The French Riviera on Instagram:
Blue skies and sea as far as the eye can see.
The French Riviera in real life:
Going for a swim? Try to avoid the plastic bags, jellyfish, and used tampons.
Galeries Lafayette on Instagram:
Lights, gorgeous dresses, and fancy purses!
Galeries Lafayette in real life:
The 10th circle of hell.
French street style on Instagram:
Everyone is a model.
French street style in real life:
Pretty sure this isn’t Chanel.
French thinkers on Instagram:
French thinkers in real life:
Charles Platiau / Reuters
Camus was great. Now all we have is Bernard-Henri Levy, a pseudo-philosopher who likes to
among Libyan ruins in a fancy suit.
French apartments on Instagram:
French apartments in real life:
Unless you are an heir to the French monarchy, you’ll most likely get an overpriced eight-floor walk-up with no bathroom.
Northern France on Instagram:
Old, picturesque cities.
Northern France in real life:
Old, picturesque coalfields.
Deauville on Instagram:
Such a romantic little town.
Deauville in real life:
French metro on Instagram:
French metro in real life:
There is nothing more French than being enveloped by the smell of pee and sweat on your 7 a.m. commute.
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