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Accessible Weekend in Paris

Paris, the City of Lights, is a mesmerizing destination with its rich history, iconic landmarks, and vibrant culture. For travelers seeking an accessible adventure, I share with you my experience.


Sidewalks and Streets

At the heart of Paris, sidewalks are spacious and well-maintained, providing a welcoming environment for all travelers. Take advantage of the wide pedestrian paths, making your way effortlessly through the city's charming streets. As you explore, keep an eye out for accessible crossings and ramps, ensuring a seamless journey from one iconic location to the next.


Accessible Stays

Accessible facilities can vary across Europe, but Paris offers a range of options. To enhance your experience, stay close to shopping malls and luxury hotels, where accessible amenities are more prevalent. Remember the unwritten rule – everyone should have access to a bathroom, regardless of mobility. There are many options when it comes to hotels, but it’s always good to double-check if they have actual accessible rooms. I recommend calling beforehand and also asking them to email you photos of the room before booking to avoid disappointments.


Transportation

Taking the bus in Paris is not only convenient but also accessible. While buses are not free, they provide a cost-effective and wheelchair-friendly way to explore the city. Metro stations, also known as the underground, are not accessible. The best way to explore the city is by rolling through the streets of Paris, discovering its beauty at your own pace.


Do Your Own Research

Use apps like "Accessnow" to find accessible locations and services. Check the accessibility features of attractions beforehand on websites like “Jaccede”. Read blogs about the accessibility of other disabled travelers or watch videos on YouTube.


As the city prepares for the 2024 Olympics, Paris is still undergoing renovations, raising hopes for even better accessibility in the future. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned explorer, there is always something to do in Paris.




My personal stays and visits in 2023

Hotel: L’imprimerie hotel

Museum: L’Atelier des Lumières

Restaurants: Golden Poppy, Oxymore, Wild & the moon, Le Bonaparte, La Felicita, Cafe Ruc.

Shopping malls: Printemps and Lafayette


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