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Tourism & Handicap in Paris

Tourism & Handicap in Paris

 

The “Tourisme & Handicaps” association, in existence since 28 February 2001, aims to heighten the awareness of tourism professionals to the needs of people with disabilities within holiday and leisure venues, and to implement and manage the measures favouring policies that contribute to the provision of these facilities.

 

Paris metro offers poor accessibility to limited-mobility and disabled travelers. For the time being, only Metro line 14 is fully-equipped with elevators and ramps, with selected stations on other lines providing adequate accessibility. Roughly two-thirds of Paris metro stations have escalators.

 

RER trains are generally much better-equipped for passengers with limited mobility. All four RER lines are accessible to passengers with wheelchairs from most major stations.

 

disabled paris metro

Travelers with wheelchairs should keep in mind that only manual wheelchairs can be used comfortably in the metro and RER at the current time, due to the gap between the platform and the train.

 

For passengers with sight disabilities, the Metro and RER are insufficiently accessible. Some stations are equipped with raised warning studs along the edge of train platforms. In addition, Metro line 14 and selected trains on line 3 have automatic vocal announcements indicating each stop.

 

Contact the “Tourisme & Handicaps” association on: tourisme.handicaps@club-internet.fr

 

The “Tourisme & Handicap” label has been created for use nationwide: its role being to provide a reliable, detailed and objective source of information, both concerning the accessibility of tourist sites and facilities, taking into account 4 categories of disability: hearing, visual, mental and physical, and also to develop a range of tourism products that are adapted and integrated into the general range of tourism services, in particular accommodation, restaurants, cultural sites (museums, monuments, etc.) and leisure facilities.

Your comments : Tourism Handicap

Visitor disabled card
- Bob C
(4 Jun 2016 - 09:45)
Please help and reply in english. Visiting Paris area for several weeks. How can i get parking card or something to show my disabled status for parking and discounts Please help
handicap proof in paris
- bob and barb c
(4 Jun 2016 - 09:45)
All handicap accessible attraction in Paris have discounted or free admission for handicap person and attendant which I am. No one can help me determine what you need as proof though? doctors note from US? my disability park placard from US? please help if anyone knows. consulates were no help.
Wheelchair user and tickets
- M Keen
(19 Jun 2013 - 10:30)
I found out in London that I didn't need a ticket for both me and my wife when using the tube (ie one ticket covers both of us). Can anyone tell me if this is the same for the metro and RER in Paris please?
Care agencies
- Ms Felton
(4 May 2013 - 09:45)

We need assistance from a care agency. It would be helpful to have a list of government accredited agencies to approach for daily assistance.
Eglise de St Eustache
- tmagaz1951@yahoo.com
(12 Dec 2012 - 09:15)
I would like to know if the church of st Eustache is wheel chair accessible.

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