A Physically Challenged Traveler’s Guide to the French Capital

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We cannot help life-threatening illness or unfortunate accidents that result in amputation or other physical challenges. Of course, it will be difficult for a person to survive in such cases. However, it is up to the sufferer whether to waster their life crying on it or accept the reality and move on in their life happily. After all, physical challenges do not mean the end of the world. Plus, the advent of medical technology has made the life of physically challenged people easier. Thankfully, people are also trying to lead a normal and happy lifestyle despite their physical issues.

Do you know any physically challenged person who would love to travel? Does he/she love to explore the capital city of France? If yes, this article will be really helpful for that person. Below are some of the amazing tips a physically challenged person may consider to make the best out of his/her Paris private tours.

Exploring Paris with limited mobility

Paris is one of the most outstanding and charismatic tourist destinations in the world. Hence, people with limited mobility might feel exploring the city a bit overwhelming or daunting affair. Of course, you are likely to get intimidated with the very thought of crossing the flights of hundreds of metro stations with prosthetic legs, riding your wheelchair over the bumpy cobblestoned paths, etc. You can tackle such issues by doing homework and planning things well. Some of the best ways to make your Paris private tours exciting and fun are listed below.

Transportation

One of the major issues that a physically challenged person is likely to face when in Paris will be transportation. Needless to mention, the quickest and most reliable mode of transportation in the French capital is the metro trains. So, do thorough research on the train stations that offer step-free access to the streets. You can nail the task using online metro station maps. However, not every metro station offers step-free access and hence, it is recommended to use taxis in between. Even though this can be a bit expensive affair, it is by far the most comfortable choice for people with limited mobility.

Accommodation

Finding a hotel in the French capital that works with your requirements is not a big deal since the city hosts a wide range of lodging to cater to the needs of different people. However, avoid choosing vintage hotels where you can barely find elevator service. In such hotels, the rooms will be mostly confined to the darker areas on the ground floor. Better, choose modern hotels that offer better elevator service. On a related note, you can save your hotel expenses by booking your rooms at least three months before your trip or exploring the city during the offseason.