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Mobility Scooter Accessibility in Paris

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(Copying my post from a forum on another site. Need all the help I can get! :)

Hello,

I am a 30 yr old disabled woman who uses a mobility scooter, and I'm looking for some feedback regarding accessibility of public transportation in and around Paris. My husband and I are planning to be in the city for approximately 2 days in May of this year, on our way through to Alsace. He's been to Paris before, as a kid, and I've travelled throughout the UK and in Barcelona without much difficulty, but I've never been to France.

I've tried to do some Googling on the matter and I've mostly ended up frustrated... some sites claim Paris is surprisingly accessible and should pose no problem, while others make it sound like I may struggle significantly trying to get around. I'm not sure what to believe!

To be clear, I am capable of walking in short spurts (I can cross a room, for example, and don't needs mobility aids inside my home) and I can manage some steps into a building or onto a bus, etc.

However, I can't walk for very *far* without significant back pain, and thus I use the scooter to take 'walks' with others, shop, and wander cities when travelling. :) I do not own a wheelchair, as we've found the scooter offers me a little more autonomy, overall, and prevents my husband or other companions from exhausting themselves pushing me around - I love very little more than wandering all around town for hours on end. I've been told that just trying to keep up, walking beside me, can wear a person out! :)

Anyhow... I've heard Paris buses are more accessible than the Metro, but that the buses do not accept scooters! Considering that many of the places we're interested in visiting are scattered around different arrondissements, this could pose an issue.

Does anyone have any personal experience in this area, and/or advice on the best ways to get around? Any tips regarding affordable (and accessible) accommodations in good areas would be much appreciated, as well.

And thank you for reading through my rather long-winded post! :)

-Meg

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