Traveling Bordeaux, France In A Wheelchair

12.19.2015
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If you’re planning a trip to southern France, then you’ll want to be sure to visit Bordeaux. Srin Madipalli shares his spontaneous excursion to the picturesque city along with the pros and cons of getting around via wheelchair.

“Despite being an old city, Bordeaux was really easy to get around. The trams and buses were all accessible, the footpaths had dropdowns; and in many parts of the city, the cobblestones appear to have been smoothed out.”

 

A Cathedral in Bordeaux

And since the city is fairly small, Srin recommends staying somewhere central to make it even easier to get around. While in Bordeaux, Srin stayed in an accessible room with a roll in shower at the Ibis Bordeaux. He was happily surprised that finding an accessible room was quick and easy thanks to a fast Google search.

Srin does note, however, that although it’s easy to get around the city, “lots of cafes, restaurants and bars have steps to enter.” He recommends power wheelchair users bring lightweight portable ramps if at all possible in order to fully enjoy the local cuisine.

And of course, while in Bordeaux, don’t forget to sample the delicious wine that the region is well known for!

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