Emma Muldoon, a wheelchair user, is an experienced traveler who shares her adventures on her blog Simply Emma. Her mission is to show others the possibilities of accessible travel.
She shares four wheelchair accessible things to do in Paris, France.
Emma recommends using a tourist train called Another Paris which offers wheelchair accessible train ours around the city. Wheelchair users board the train by a ramp located at the back of the carriage.
The train offers five different routes. Emma chose the Academic route which took her around the Latin Quarter covering 45 points of interest. “Each route is a fun, unique and educational way of seeing the top attractions in Paris while seeing the little side streets of the city that you’d probably never see otherwise,” she says.
Emma states, “If you’re looking for the best view of Paris, look no further than the Montparnasse Tower.” You will enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Paris, especially the Eiffel Tower. The Montparnasse Tower is wheelchair accessible, however, the lift will only bring you up to the 56th floor to the Observation Deck. The Terrace is located on the 59th floor but can only be accessed by climbing three flights of stairs. However, Emma was content with being warm inside on the Observation Deck rather than being cold outdoors on the Terrace.
Louvre Museum is home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo De Vinci. People with disabilities and a companion receive free admission into the museum. Emma says the museum has many wheelchair lifts to take you to the many levels and galleries. Huge crowds gather around the Mona Lisa, but there is a section for wheelchair seating.
Parks and Gardens
“Take some time out from sightseeing and shopping to enjoy some of the many beautiful gardens Paris has to offer,” says Emma. She suggests visiting gardens such as Luxembourg Garden and Tuileries Garden. Both gardens are wheelchair accessible.
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