Disabled Friendly Paris: Top Accessible ActivitiesBy Niamh Duffy -
Paris is a city ready to explore, with monument lined boulevards and museums full of masterpieces. Whether you want to experience everything Paris has to offer or have a relaxing break and wander the streets, you will be sure to find plenty of accessible activities.
Tick off the landmarks!
As one of the world’s most famous landmarks The Eiffel Tower is a must see. Whether you want to stay on the ground and gaze as it towers above the Paris skyline or take a trip up it to take in the scenic views across the city. Build as part of the World’s Fair of 1889 it is made with approximately 7300 tonnes of iron and 2 500 000 rivets, taking just 2 years 2 months and 5 days of construction. Wheelchair access is available to the 1st and 2nd landing via a lift.
Sightseeing cruise on the River Seine
Take to the water on an accessible cruise on the River Seine to spot some of Paris’ most famous landmarks. This poetic journey along the Seine will allow you to see a side of this city not obtainable on foot. Beginning at the foot of the Eiffel Tower you will glide under the bridges of Paris and pass by the Notre Dame, The Louvre and Hotel De Ville.
Sample some local delicacies
As one of the cheese capitals of the world, Paris is a haven for cheese-lovers. With speciality cheese shops, called fromageries, dotted all around Paris it is the perfect place to sample a few of the hundreds of French cheeses, from camembert to Comté. France is also reputed for the quality of its wine, with each French region having its on perception on the art of wine making, adding their own flavours. Paris is the perfect showcase of everything France has to offer.