Paris is an old city and therefore not particularly well equipped to welcome disabled travelers. However, this is changing, and if you visit the tourist office's website (www.parisinfo.com) and click on "Paris Pratique," you'll find links to a number of guides and websites dedicated to travelers with disabilities. This includes a link to Access Paris, a guidebook that an also be downloaded in PDF format. With the exception of Line 14 and several other stations, most Métro lines do not have disabled access, and are not always equipped with either escalators or elevators. Buses are a much better option for disabled visitors, as many lines are now equipped with lowering floors and space for wheelchairs. RER lines and some SNCF services are wheelchair-accessible (call tel. 08-10-64-64-64, or see www.infomobi.com for a useful disabled-access version of the Paris Métro map). Paris taxis are legally obliged to take passengers in wheelchairs.
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