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Seeing Paris on a mobility scooter

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In October 2008 I needed to go to a foodshow (SIAL) in Paris and realized that I needed to use a mobility scooter to achieve maximum value from my trip. I own a Celebrity X which is a good unit but decided to rent one. I used a company called Scootaround tel (888-441-7575) They delivered a scooter to the Minneapolis airport. I had told US Airways that I was going to bring one. Under American Diabilities law they will transport it for free. I drove it right to the gate and when I got there they took it and put it under the plane in baggage; I had attached the key to a bicycle lock cord on it so it won't get lost. When I got to Paris they met my flight and took me by wheelchair to the luggage area and there was my scooter. I then drove it outside to where my taxi was waiting. France has a great service called G7 which are taxis that have a ramp built into them. You can call them from the US at 011331 47 39 47 39 or in france at 01 47 39 47 39 and schedule pickup. They whisked me to my hotel in paris. I found all streets in Paris handicapped friendly. This is because they are built for the many baby buggies that French people like to push with their children in them. We used the scooter to go all over and did one trip that was at least 5 miles shopping and dining. Some of the restaurants don't have access but many do. Funny story: I went to the Red Tour Bus by the Eiffel Tower and the friendly young man assured me that their bus was handicapped friendly. It has the ability to lower itself but the 24 inch wide scooter wouldn't go down the aisle. The Green Bus which goes different places would work we think.

Bottom Line: There is no reason a handicapped person can't use a scooter. There is a service that rents them in Paris but they are expensive and it is much easier to bring a US model with you.

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