Paris is a city for promenading along boulevards, sipping coffee, people-watching, eating endless macaroons and generally pretending that you are in a movie. You know what Paris isn’t a city for? Wasting time writing Instagram captions for all of your amazing photos.
To save you the hassle, we’ve compiled the top Instagram captions for Paris – perfect for showing just how witty, cultured, and #blessed you are.
1. Funny pun captions to show how hilarious you are
Buy one, baguette one free
As in ‘buy one, get one free’. Perfect for photos featuring a couple or (or ten) tasty Parisian sandwiches.
Don’t baguette the cheese
As in ‘don’t forget the cheese’ – again, use when your photo features a baguette, which trust us, there will be a lot of.
Petit-four more please
Petit fours are little bite-size pieces of heaven in the form of cakes and pastries – another food pun for when you are nibbling sweets by the Seine.
Pardon my French
An English expression used to excuse rude or inappropriate language.
Eiffel for you from day one, Paris
‘I fell for you from day one, Paris’ – like how you ‘fall’ in love – get it?
Paris, I louvre you
Louvre is the famous Parisian museum where the Mona Lisa lives – it sounds like ‘love’ – cultured and hilarious? Yes, please.
I think it’s a Seine
As in ‘it must be a sign’ – use for pictures by the river, with the sun shining on you.
2. Literary quote captions to show how intelligent and well-read you are
“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” — Oscar Wilde
Originally from Wilde’s classic The Picture of Dorian Grey.
“To study in Paris is to be born in Paris!” — Victor Hugo
Preferably accompanying a ‘candid’ photo of you looking very studious as you sip coffee in the EF Paris school lounge – this comes from Hugo’s classic, Les Miserables.
“The bewildering beauty of Paris…” — Allen Ginsberg
American philosopher, poet, and leader of the Beat Generation – a Ginsberg quote is the ultimate indicator of how spontaneously creative and cool you are.
“The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American.”
— F Scott Fitzgerald
Are you an American studying in Paris? According to Fitzgerald you are the best; what better way to celebrate than by showing off to all of your Insta followers?
3. Pop culture references to Paris showing how cool you are
“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn
From the 1954 movie Sabrinaand spoken by Hepburn’s character. Like Paris, this caption is always a good idea.
“If you’re going to be sad, you might as well be sad in Paris” – Blair Waldorf
This Gossip Girl character knew that Paris can improve any situation – a perfect caption to accompany a moody, pensive selfie.
“We’ll always have Paris” – Humphrey Bogart
“Let’s go to Paris/Take me there and never look back” – Lana Del Rey
Have you taken a picture with your back facing the camera, as you mysteriously turn to face the camera, with a stunning boulevard in the background? Of course you have. Here is your caption.
4. French sayings to show how Parisian you have become
Je ne regrette rien
The timeless lyrics of french singer, Edith Piaf, this literally means ‘I regret nothing’.
La vie est belle
‘Life is beautiful’ – perfect caption for strolling through Les Jardins Tuileries or finally receiving your food order in that adorable little bistro.
Qui n’avance pas, recule
Move forwards or else you are moving backwards; both #motivational for late night study sessions and also the perfect caption for a ‘candid’ action shot of you strutting down the cobbled streets of Marais.
Now, go ahead and focus on capturing the perfect shot of Paris; we’ve got you covered on the caption front.