Follow some French Instagram influencers

Do you spend time scrolling endlessly on your Instagram feed? If you want a French vibe, you should follow French Instagram influencers. Obviously, the most followed French influencers are lucky enough to travel around the world. But still, you will learn more about the French culture and about French habits especially. Here are some of the most followed French Instagram influencers, like Youtubers, beauty bloggers and reality TV personalities.

If you’re learning French, it might be good to integrate French people and France in your daily life. It means that if you’re scrolling through Instagram during your daily commute, you could follow some French Instagram influencers! Most influencers are linked to Youtube, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, reality TV… But you can find French influencers talking about your favorite subjects too. For this list of 15 influencers, we chose to focus on French Instagram influencers for whose it’s their job. So we put aside French celebrities (soccer players, actors or singers) who had millions of followers as of April 2020.

Squeezie, Youtuber (6,1m)

If you already know Cyprien and Norman, we are sure that you also know Squeezie. These Youtubers already filmed videos together and they often do featuring on other Youtube channels. Fans follow Sqeezie on Instagram to see selfies, his dog, behind-the-scenes and special announcements.

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Quand Natsu se transforme en loutre 😂❤️

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Norman, Youtuber (6,1 millions followers)

Norman Thavaud is a French videographer, Youtuber and screenwriter known for his funny videos online. You might know his signature phrase, “FAUX !” or one of his videos about classic everyday situations. Norman just became a father, so he announced that he will post less videos on Youtube. But don’t worry, he’s still active on social media, especially on Instagram.

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Ce que tu ressens VS ce que tu montres… 😡🥳 Et vous quel est votre mood du jour en fait ? #LaPhotoQueToutLeMondeADejaFaite1000Fois

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Cyprien, Youtuber (6m)

Cyprien Iov, also known as Monsieur Dream, is a French comedian, actor, dubber, cartoonist and blogger known for his comic YouTube videos. He also wrote the script of a comic book, Roger et ses humains. Recently, he focused his work on short movies. On his Instagram, you can find behind-the-scenes from his short movies (like the one he did in Japan), portraits and announcements.

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Photo à Tokyo par @soleneballesta 🗼 J’en parle dans ma dernière vidéo ✌️🌸⛩

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Nabilla, reality TV personality and brand owner (5,7m)

Nabilla first became famous when she appeared in the fourth series of Les Anges de la télé-réalité, shot in Hawaii in 2012, and Hollywood Girls from 2012 to 2014. After that, she did various TV reality programs based on her life and family, like Allô Nabilla – Ma famille en Californie, Allô Nabilla – En famille à Paris, Allô Nabilla – En famille à Tokyo or Les Incroyables Aventures de Nabilla et Thomas en Australie in 2017. She wrote a book and created a makeup line, Nab Cosmetics.

On her Instagram, you can see selfies, pictures from photo shoots and product placements, as well as her baby. She welcomed her baby boy on October 11th 2019.

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Baby mama ✨

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Jessica Thivenin, reality TV personality and travel blogger (5,3m)

Like Nabilla, Jessica Thivenin became famous when she appeared in a TV reality program, Marseillais : Les Marseillais à Rio, in 2014. Since then, she has become a regular amongst the show. This reality show candidate, businesswoman, hairdresser and model lives in Dubai with her husband Thibault and their baby.

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Bon dimanche à vous ❤️💇🏼‍♀️ vous préférez long ou court ? 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Marie Lopez, Content Creator & Youtuber (4,9m)

You might know her as Enjoyhoenix, one of the most famous beauty bloggers from France. But for some time now, she has changed her editorial line to speak more about self-care, travel and environmental issues. She also has her own online store. Most of her Instagram photos are from photo shoots and travels, but you can see more behind-the-scenes in her stories.

Julien Tanti, reality TV personality (4m)

It’s not a surprise that the French Instagram influencers with the most followers are either Youtubers or reality TV candidates. Julien Tati is one of the reality TV celebrities with the most female conquests throughout the shows. He has been on and off with Manon Marsault, but the two reality TV personalities got married in May 2019. They have a son, Tiago. On his Instagram, you will see selfies, pictures with his wife and his son, product placements and travel pictures.

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Photo magnifique merci @libre_comme_l_art

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Natoo, Youtuber (3,8m)

Youtuber, vlogger, writer, actress, businesswoman… Nathalie Odzierejko, better known as Natoo, didn’t stick to only one passion or job. On her Instagram, you can follow her life with her two dogs, between video and shootings, events and daily life selfies.


Tiboinshape, workout blogger (3,7m)

If you’re looking at fitness videos online, you might have seen Tiboinshape, or heard one of his famous “daaaaamn”. Addicted with sport and bodybuilding, he uses his passion to give advice to his followers and train with celebrities. At only 27, Thibaud is a blogger and Youtuber who owns a gym and a clothing brand. Obviously, his Instagram is full of chest selfies!

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La LamboInShape ! Quelle est votre voiture préférée ?? #teamshape

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Caroline Receveur, fashion blogger and brand owner (3,6m)

Since her height didn’t allow her to become a model, Caroline Receveur took another road to fame : reality TV. In 2008, she participated in the second season of Secret Story, but was eliminated after only two weeks. You might have seen her in La Maison du Bluff, Les Anges de la télé-réalité and Hollywood Girls. After her reality tv period, she launched Wandertea, a brand of detox products with tea and natural plants and created a blog where she talks about fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travels. She also wrote a book, No Filter.

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Le Vrai McFly, Youtuber (3m)

True Youtube phenomena amongst young people, McFly and Carlito are a duo of Youtubers who reunites thousands of people on their videos, every Sundays. McFly, whose real name is David Coscas, has a few more followers on Instagram. Is it because he’s posting more behind-the-scenes stories? You’ll have to follow them both to be sure.

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Ça effectue la confiance. Feat @lartiste_zak (La confiance vous pouvez vous aussi l’effectuer au 13 rue Alphonse Daudet 75014)

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Carlito, Youtuber (2,6m)

He’s the other part of the duo known as McFly & Carlito! Even if he has fewer followers on Instagram, he’s as fun as McFly. Did you know that his real name is Raphaël Guy Stéphane Carlier? McFly and him met while in high school and both decided to work in the media after graduation. They got their own show, called Le Fat Show, during three seasons, before being part of the Golden Moustache collective in 2014. But let’s be honest, they really became famous when they decided to create videos on their own channel.

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Manon Tanti, reality TV personality (2,7m)

Yes, you already know this last name, since we’ve used it in this article. Manon Tanti is Julien Tanti’s wife, the same one that also became famous while doing reality TV. She has her own fashion brand and beauty salon in Marseille.

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Sananas, beauty Youtuber (2,3m)

If you’re looking for another beauty guru and businesswoman to follow on Instagram, look no further. Sananas is one of the most famous French Instagram influencers, since she started her channel in 2013. In the last 6 years, she has posted hundreds of videos, traveled around the world and has modeled for brands like L’Oréal and Yves Saint Laurent. Like many beauty Youtuber, she launched her own make-up brand, Sananas Beauty.




Le Rire Jaune, Youtuber (2,1m)

On Instagram, the account @rirejaune is owned by Kevin Tran. But on Youtube, the channel Le Rire Jaune is owned by two brothers, Kevin and Henry Tran. The first video (made by Kevin) was released in November 2012. Initially, only Kevin, the older brother, appeared on YouTube. But Henry decided to help with writing and filming, and he posted his first solo video, “To be 18 years old”, in 2014. Follow them both on Instagram to see their trips abroad (Kevin just went to Seoul) and their side projects.

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Mon opticien : Et voici tes nouvelles lunettes chef ! Anti-reflets, comme t’as demandé ! Moi au premier shooting :

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Do you follow other French Instagram influencers? Which other influencers deserve to be in this ranking? You should know that you can learn French with Instagram. Or at least, it will help you read French daily.

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