7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning French

Are you a Francophile? Or maybe you’re more interested in what’s going on in French-Canada? We have an Instagram account for you!
A person taking a photo of l'Arc de Triomphe for French Instagram

Instagram is most famous these days as a place for influencers to try to make money off of sponsored posts and for your friends to brag about the vacation they’re on, but the social media app has a lot of flexibility. Used the right way, it can become a valuable internet language resource. You can even make a separate account entirely devoted to your language learning (we call it a “linsta”). To get you started, we collected some of the best French Instagram accounts that appeal to a number of different interests.

For The Language-Focused Instagrammer

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A post shared by Yabla French🇫🇷 (@yablafrench) on Aug 12, 2019 at 1:48pm PDT

The concept of @yablafrench is pretty simple: daily posts that translate a single word or phrase. It’s kind of like a word-of-the-day calendar. This is a good resource for beginners who just want to grow their vocabulary a bit.

For The Francophile

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A post shared by French Words (@frenchwords) on Aug 5, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT

The aesthetically beautiful @frenchwords is created by two French people who share their experiences. The posts alternate between scenic photos of France and French phrases that can come in handy. One of the added benefits for a learner is that the comments are translated into English, so you can compare the two and work on translating on your own.

For The World Traveler

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A post shared by 🇫🇷 French Travel Blogger (@travelwithlove2a_) on Sep 23, 2017 at 6:43am PDT

Seeing more photos of the Eiffel Tower and other common sights is great, but the world is filled with other places! So if you want to look at travel content from all over the world (that still features captions in French), you can follow an account like @travelwithlove2a_.

For The Person Who Wants To Go To Canada

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A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Aug 1, 2019 at 6:42pm PDT

No matter your views on politics, @justinpjtrudeau definitely has one of the best multilingual English-French Instagram accounts out there. Each post is captioned with both languages, so you can learn more about what’s going on in Canada while also brushing up on those language skills.

For The French Fashionista (Or Fashionista Wannabe)

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A post shared by Daphné Moreau (Mode&TheCity) (@daphnemoreau) on Aug 12, 2019 at 11:24am PDT

French is known for its fashion sense, and so there’s really no shortage of French Instagram accounts devoted to fashion for you to follow. We chose @daphnemoreau because of her very length captions, which give you all the more chance to practice your reading.

For The Breaking News Lover

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A post shared by FRANCE 24 (@france24) on Aug 1, 2019 at 9:49am PDT

Instagram probably isn’t anyone’s main news source (we hope), but lots of outlets have Instagram accounts. You can follow an account like @french24 to get the latest happenings around the world in French.

For The Comedian

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A post shared by Mister V (@yvick) on May 29, 2019 at 9:19am PDT

Learning humor in another language is often one of the final steps to mastery, so the following comedians will certainly test your understanding of French. But also, they can be a lot of fun! Many famous French YouTubers are on Instagram, so you can follow comedians like @yvick or @normanthavaud to find a whole lot of content.

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