Regulations establishments and disabled access in Paris
Establishments considered to be accessible according to disabled standards (“accessibles normes handicapés”) will show this sign
In addition to the label, there exists a set of regulations in France dating from February 1978, outlining the measures to be taken to ensure that all new facilities open to the public are accessible to people with limited mobility (accommodation, restaurants, museums and monuments, show venues, town halls, hospitals, libraries, etc.)
Establishments conforming to these regulations are indicated by the mention “accessible normes handicapés” (disabled access) on their information sheets on our web site. This information does not necessarily correspond to the criteria laid down by the “Tourisme & Handicap” label and are conveyed under the sole responsibility of the owner or manager of each establishment.
You will find this mention specifically in the “Accommodation” section of our web site, under “Hotels” and “Aparthotels”. According to current regulations, it is compulsory for all hotels built since 1978 to provide one or more rooms adapted for persons with physical disabilities.
The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau endeavours to assemble and to circulate as much information as possible on accessibility for disabled persons, for all types of service and establishment.
More info at http://en.parisinfo.com/guide-paris/tourisme-handicap-/guide/-tourisme-handicap-_accessibility-in-paris