Accessible/ Disabled Access Holidays in France

You have found a property to buy or to rent on our website and are disabled? We have summed up below useful information to help you spend great holidays in France.

France is one of the most popular destinations amongst wheelchair users and many holiday spots now offer them adapted accommodation and solutions.

These types of accommodation generally provide an accessible layout, hard floor tiles, level access showers, shower chairs, grab rails and raised toilets. Many of them offer modern conveniences as an Internet access and an alarm call system for your peace of mind.

As accessibility in many places of France is often a problem, you may want to plan your stay in advance to avoid your holidays becoming a nightmare. Brittany is one of the regions offering many flats or houses adapted to wheelchair users' needs, and it is a region full of character.

On French websites, you should look for the following keywords: 'logement adapté' (adapted accommodation)/ 'accessible aux handicapés' (accessible to disabled people).

The French website J'accede (in French) is a must-visit as it does provide a directory of accessible venues in France including bars, restaurants, cafés, etc. Many French départements take initiatives every year to make more venues accessible as you will be able to find out on this site.

The SNCF (national railway company) provides much information (in French) about mobility issues on its trains.

The ultimate resource for disabled travel can be found there.

Visit Paris

We can only recommend the famous Access in Paris Guide (in English) which you can buy for £10 or download on their website, provided you help the writers via a donation. This guide will help you when exploring Paris as any other tourist would.

The Infomobi website (in French) is a goldmine to get info about Parisian transport for disabled people. They deal with wheelchair users, deaf and blind people, but also with people with learning or reading disabilities.

Transport with special vehicles for wheelchair users
GIHP Phone: +33 1 41 83 15 15
AMHAP Phone: +33 1 42 80 40 20
ASA Phone: +33 1 42 03 61 67
AIHROP Phone: +33 1 41 29 01 29
AMP Phone: +33 1 48 58 86 95

Other Resources in English

The following document (in French) lists many venues such as museums fitted to welcome disabled people: link 1, link 2. Interactive map of Paris with Accessible Hotels.

Eventually, we recommend the following readings: link 1, link 2, and we wish you great holidays in France!

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