Useful links to Travel Europe Differently
The following websites/apps contain practical information to help you on your journey. Click on the icon for the English language version. This page will be updated regularly so check back often. If you have any recommendations, please leave a comment below. Bon Voyage!
This is the information service for public transportation in Paris, suburbs and the departments collectively called Ile de France. Accessible routes are suggested according to specific needs or disabilities. Itineraries, timetables, maps and fares are updated regularly. In addition to the website, there is a free app for your phone or tablet as well as a phone number and email to request assistance.
Pronounced “Jacques said” this is a very user-friendly online interactive guide for people with reduced mobility. 2015 winner of the Google Impact Challenge it is also an app for smartphones. Just type in what you would like to visit, museums in Paris for example, and the search will bring you to numerous choices. Choose “Louvre” and accessibility information appears along with user ratings.
The official website for the Visitor and Convention Bureau in Paris has a well developed section under Practical Paris on visiting with a disability. It is also a great source of information for everything in the City of Lights especially as a complement to places of interest that don’t have a website in English. The interactive map of accessible public toilets, sanisettes, is particularly useful.
Tourisme & Handicap is the national tourism and disability label. The website provides a wealth of information in English about visiting or living in France with a disability. To be awarded the label, tourist facilities and cultural heritage sites must be accessible for at least two of the four major categories: physical, mental, hearing and visual impairments.