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Paris Accessibility Guide by John Sage

Which Paris tourist sites are accessible? Which should you avoid?  

How should you travel between the tourist sites?  By metro, by bus, or by taxi?  Where are the cobblestones and hills to avoid?

Where can you find accessible restaurants and accessible shopping?

Accessible itineraries, travel tips, maps, and more.  More than 160 pages of essential accessible travel advice written by John Sage.


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The Table of Contents listed below is for a Paris accessibility guide we put together for a for a previous client visiting Paris.  The Paris Accessibility Guide is included with our Paris accessible trip planning services.


Sage Accessibility Guide for Paris – Table of Contents


Part 1 – Reservations & Itineraries

Reservations    3

Hotel Reservations        3

Transportation Reservations       4

Tour Reservations         5

Tourist Map       7

Recommended Accessible Itineraries   8

General advice about itineraries  8

4 Days in Paris  8

5 Days in Paris  9

6 Days in Paris  9

7 Days in Paris  9

8 Days in Paris  10

9+ Days in Paris            10

Itinerary A – Relax in the Gardens and on the Seine River 11

Itinerary B – Driving Tour & Ile-de-la-Cité 14

Itinerary C – The Left Bank         16

Itinerary D – Louvre & Boat Tour 22

Itinerary E – The Right Bank, Champs-Elysées, & Eiffel Tower     24

Itinerary F – Kings and Queens of Versailles and/or Monet’s Giverny        28

Itinerary G – Left Bank Museums & Eiffel Tower  29

Itinerary H – Marais Neighborhood          33


Part 2 – Transportation & Neighborhoods

Transportation 4

Standard Taxis in Paris  4

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Paris      4

Town Car Service in Paris (no wheelchair ramp)   4

Bus Accessibility           5

Central Paris Bus Map   7

Accessible Bus Lines Helpful for Disabled Tourists         8

Location of Accessible Bus Stops that are Helpful for Tourists    17

Ile-de-la-Cité & Chatelet Neighborhood   17

Ile-de-la-Cité & Saint-Germain Neighborhood       18

Louvre & Orsay Neighborhood   19

Champs Elysées & Arc de Triomphe Neighborhood        20

Eiffel Tower Neighborhood        21

Les Invalides & Rodin Museum Neighborhood    22

Marais Neighborhood    23

Paris Neighborhood Accessibility        24

Right Bank Neighborhoods        25

Sacre Coeur / Montmarte Neighborhood 25

Near the Arc de Triomphe (9th arrondissement)   26

South of the Arc de Triomphe (16th arrondissement)       27

Champs Elysées & East of Arc de Triomphe (8th arrondissement)           28

Louvre Neighborhood (1st & 2nd arrondissements)         29

North of Marais Neighborhood (3rd arrondissement)       30

Marais Neighborhood & North of Notre Dame (3rd & 4th arrondissements)           31

Left Bank Neighborhoods          32

Eiffel Tower and Trocadero Neighboorhood (15th and 16th arrondissements)       32

Between Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides (7th arrondissement)       33

South of Les Invalides (7th arrondissement)        34

Musée d’Orsay and Rodin Museum Neighborhood (6th arrondissement)   35

Latin Quarter and St. Germain Neighborhood (5th & 6th arrondissements) 36

Luxembourg Gardens Neighborhood (5th arrondissement)           37

Ile-Saint-Louis Neighborhood (4th arrondissement)          38


Part 3 – Tours, Attractions, Restaurants, and Shopping

Accessible Guided Tours in Paris        5

Boat Tours        5

Accessible Paris Dinner Cruise on the Seine River           5

Accessible Paris Boat Tour on the Seine River    5

Driving Tours    6

Highlights of Paris Accessible Driving Tour        6

Panoramic Paris Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour       6

Walking Tours   6

Classic Paris Accessible Walking Tour   6

Essential Paris Accessible Guided Tour  7

Wheelchair Accessible Tour of Paris Latin Quarter           7

Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum         7

Jewish Paris Accessible Private Tour in Marais   7

Accessible Paris Day Trips        8

Versailles Accessible Driving Tour from Paris     8

Monet’s Giverny Accessible Guided Tour            8

Giverny & Versailles Wheelchair Accessible Tour 8

Tourist Attractions: Monuments           9

Eiffel Tower Accessibility           9

Arc de Triomphe Accessibility    13

Panthéon Accessibility  15

Tourist Attractions: Museums     16

Louvre Museum Accessibility     16

Orsay Museum Accessibility      25

Rodin Museum Accessibility      29

Pompidou Centre Accessibility  33

Musée Marmottan Monet Accessibility    36

Carnavalet Museum Accessibility           39

Les Invalides Accessibility         42

Orangerie Museum Accessibility 46

Jewish Art and History Museum Accessibility      51

Jacquemart-André Museum Accessibility            54

Tourist Attractions: Churches   56

Notre Dame Cathedral Accessibility        56

Sainte-Chapelle Church Accessibility      59

Sacré-Coeur Basilica Accessibility          63

Outside of Paris   67

Versailles Palace Accessibility   67

Getting from Paris to Versailles in a Wheelchair  78

Accessible Restaurants            83

Accessible Shopping   87

Pharmacies in the Left Bank       88

Pharmacies in the Right Bank near the Louvre     89

Local Hospitals (some of these are actually clinics)         90

French Accessibility Phrases     91


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