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Around France
(Spanish-language but with translation available in Google Chrome) Siller@s Viajer@s blog post about travelling through France and Germany on a hand bike

Cannes
Instagram image from the wheelchairexplorer visit

De Gaulle airport
VIDEO Using a lift to get on and off the shuttle to De Gaulle airport (Wheelchair user) (Paraplegic)

French Riviera
The World On Wheels blogs about a trip to French Riviera

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

Marseille and Nice
thewheelchairbackpacker (French language) visits Marseille and Nice on a tour of Europe

Nice
Global access news: Nice and Monaco February 2008

Normandy
Ta-da.org.uk tourism abroad-disabled access ability visits Normandy

Val Thorens
thewheelchairbackpacker (French language) Le retour sur les pistes : Handiski à Val Thorens

landes
(Spanish-language but with translation available in Google Chrome) Siller@s Viajer@s blog post about visit to The landes France

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

all France
touring France on a tandem (adapted) bicycle

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

Around France
Have wheelchair will travel - Part 1 Asia to Europe

Around France
The Opening Door, Inc provides information about visits to France

Around France
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.

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

Around France
handimap.org La ville accessible à tous

Around France
3 video photo montages of travel around this country

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

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

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

Around France
AccessAdvisr has reviews for this country

Around France
HandiPlanet (French language) map database of accessibility reviews

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

Provence
The Go Provence team has all the experience needed to run rewarding, fun and safe holidays for adults and children with learning disabilities.

Around France
French rAil (SNCF) Disability access services

Around France
Tourisme et handicapes searchable map tool

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

Around France
countryreports.org Disability Access In France

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

Eurostar
Information for wheelchair users using the Eurostar

Links to service providers

Pyrenees
The Handiski School of the Pyrenees!

South of France
The wheelchair accessible apartment is located in Canet en Roussillon

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

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

Around France
Accessible Property Register accomodation in France

Around France
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.