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All France
J’accede-very useful search for different locations and venues throughout France, based on different levels of accessibility

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thewheelchairbackpacker (French language) visits to France-Paris, Lille, Mont St Michel, Amiens, Val Thorens

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World in a wheelchair.com visits various locations throughout FranceWorld in a wheelchair.com visits various locations throughout France

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Have wheelchair will travel - Part 1 Asia to Europe

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handimap.org La ville accessible à tous

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world in a wheelchair.com warns:It’s a good place to start but I don’t depend on it as sometimes this label can be misleading.

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The Opening Door, Inc provides information about visits to France

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Wheelchair traveling.com resources, reviews, guides, and tips from over 100 writers worldwide about accessible travel

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wheelgotravelling.info's blog about travelling around France In an adapted caravan or motorhome

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AccessAdvisr has reviews for this country

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HandiPlanet (French language) map database of accessibility reviews

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I Wheel Share (French language) Mobile app with user reviews about accessible locations

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3 video photo montages of travel around this country

Caribbean island of St Martin
Curb Free with Cory Lee goes to the Caribbean island of St Martin

all France
touring France on a tandem (adapted) bicycle

Around Europe no wheelchair
toegankelijkopreis (Belgian wheelchair user) tips for visiting countries around Europe in your wheelchair Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Luxembourg Liechtenstein Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom active 2017

Wheelchair World reviews

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Country visited

France

Area visited (Town / City / Region)

Paris

Month and year of visit

July 2013

Mobility equipment used

Manual self-propelled wheelchair

My general opinion of the holiday

Is Paris accessible for a wheelchair? There are dropped curbs and the main tourist attractions have been made, especially accessible for a wheelchair (see below). However, the lack of disabled toilet facilities throughout the city is an issue and even things such as the Good Toilet Guide to Paris cannot be relied upon as things close, are refurbished or are out of order. The city is very beautiful and well worth a visit, but be aware that there are not many disabled facilities around!

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Country visited

France

Area visited (Town / City / Region)

Disneyland Paris

Month and year of visit

March 2014

Mobility equipment used

Motorised / electrical wheelchair

My general opinion of the holiday

Disneyland Paris is totally accessible for all types of wheelchairs and there are a ns umber of disabled toilets. You can get a special FastPass ticket which will allow you to often take a different entry path to a number of the rides so you can avoid any stairs. You can also getyour carer in for free and there is a special bus that goes from the car park to the main hotels, which is equipped with a special lift so it can take motorised wheelchairs. However, there is very little information about any of this and you have to figure it all out by yourself, because the staff don't know!

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Country visited

France

Area visited (Town / City / Region)

Paris

Month and year of visit

Aug 2015

Mobility equipment used

Manual self-propelled wheelchair

My general opinion of the holiday

Accessibility Score: Moderate (19/25)
For a detailed wheelchair traveller’s city guide of Paris, France go to wheelchair traveller.org http://wheelchairtravel.org/paris-france/

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Country visited

France

Area visited (Town / City / Region)

Paris

Month and year of visit

Aug 2015

Mobility equipment used

Manual self-propelled wheelchair

My general opinion of the holiday

London-Paris by Eurostar
Eurostar-some good, some bad.
By no stretch of the imagination is Paris easy for wheelchair users but it is doable with a manual chair, I think it would be a struggle for a power chair

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Country visited

France

Area visited (Town / City / Region)

Corsica

Month and year of visit

August 2015

My general opinion of the holiday

Cosica requires you to have either a car or motorbike. There is very limited public transport. The majority of the roads are narrow and the drivers are crazy (the proudly announced they had only had 22 road deaths in August when we were there). The scenery is impressive, very high mountains and lovely beaches. The majority of towns have disabled parking spaces but the traffic is horrendous. There are very few dropped kerbs, lots of cobbles and generally the place is not wheelchair friendly.

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Country visited

France

Area visited (Town / City / Region)

Paris

Month and year of visit

May 2016

Mobility equipment used

Manual self-propelled wheelchair

My general opinion of the holiday

Wonderful experience.
A guide for disabled visitors "Accessible Paris"can be downloaded in English from
parisinfo.com.there is also a lot of information on the Tourist Office website.Doing your homework before you go is a good idea.

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Country visited

France

Area visited (Town / City / Region)

Pais

Month and year of visit

August 2016

Mobility equipment used

Manual transit wheelchair

My general opinion of the holiday

Excellent

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Links to useful information

Around France
Tourisme et handicapes searchable map tool

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countryreports.org Disability Access In France

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The FIA Guide for the disabled traveller using Parking Permits, Cards and Placards around France

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French rAil (SNCF) Disability access services

Around France
FRANCE Wheeliz is the first website dedicated to the peer-to-peer rental of cars adapted for those with reduced mobility

Eurostar
Information for wheelchair users using the Eurostar

Driving in Western Europe
Welcome to the European Union and European Economic Area (EU /EEA) section of the FIA Guide for the disabled motorist the FIA Guide for the disabled motorist using Parking Permits, Cards and Placards

Driving in central and Eastern Europe
Welcome to the Central and Eastern Europe section of the FIA Guide for the disabled motorist. Currently we have information on eight countries

Around Europe
Disabled World's Disability Travel: Europe for the Disabled information from 2013

Links to service providers

Accomable France
Accessible homes, apartments, swaps and holiday rentals available for this country

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Accessatlast.com 'making life accessible' accommodation options for this country

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Accessible Property Register accomodation in France

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handibooking searchable directory of accessible accommodation

Taxis
Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Taxis

Tour operator
Equalitas Vitae: Spanish provider of accessible tourism but with lots of useful information about accessible hotels, accessible transport accessible activities et cetera. The information is in Spanish but the language can be changed to English or French on the upper right hand side of the page.

Travel agenxy
Enable holidays - UK based travel agent "your number one disabled holiday specialist" operating in Belgium Bulgaria Canary Islands Cyprus Czech Republic France Germany Gibraltar Greece and her Islands Holland Hungary Ibiza India Jersey Madeira Majorca Malta Minorca Poland Portugal Sicily Spain Turkey UK also offering holiday villas in the Algarve Corfu Crete Cyprus Ibiza Lanzarote Spain and Tenerife

Enable Holidays
Enable Holidays provides 'carefully assessed' packages and bespoke packages to: Antigua (Caribbean) Argentina Barbados (Caribbean) Belgium Bulgaria Canary Islands Cyprus Czech Republic Ecuador Dominican Republic (Caribbean) Egypt France Germany Gibraltar Greece and her Islands Holland Hungary Ibiza India Italy Jersey Madeira Majorca Malta Minorca Mexico Peru Poland Portugal Saint Lucia (Caribbean) Sicily Singapore South Africa Spain Thailand Turkey UK USA Vietnam

Travel agency
AccessiblEurope born in 1995 when we entered the field of accessible tourism. Tours in most European countries active 2017

Travel agency
Can Be Done UK based travel agent offering destinations that have suitable infrastructure. That is to say that as well as offering accommodation with adapted/accessible rooms, the destination itself must have available accessible transport, and preferably options for clients to travel independently whilst on holiday. European destinations: Balearics Belgium Canary Islands Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark France Finland Germany Fuerteventura Gran Canaria Greece Iceland Ireland Italy Jersey Lanzarote Majorca Malta Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Tenerife Turkey UK