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Accessible Travel Tips For Paris

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If you’re coming to Paris and have special needs, such as access for a wheelchair, here’s a list of resources that will help you plan your trip. Please note that I haven’t used many of these services, especially the tour outfits, so ask as many questions of them in advance as you need to get the most information about the services they offer before you sign on.

Paris is a very old city and although new construction includes accessibility for wheelchairs, the older buildings and narrow sidewalks aren’t always easy to navigate. However over the past few years, there’s been a heightened sensitivity to people with various abilities and services to assist them. Below I’ve put together this list of websites and services that I hope will help. If you have limited time and want to make the most of your trip, hiring a guide or at least a van for the day may allow you to see and do more, and the additional expense might be mitigated by the convenience.

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A few things to remember:

  • In many instances, if there is an elevator, it may not be functional. Give yourself plenty of extra time when moving about Paris.
  • All stops on the métro line 14 are accessible. However in my experience, the elevators may not be operable, forcing you to go to another station. None of the other métro lines are accessible and there are a number of stairs in the underground stations to contend with.

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