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Disabled travel in France remains difficult, despite accessibility laws

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Logos representing types of disabilities for which facilities can provide services
Logos representing types of disabilities for which facilities can provide services Tourisme & Handicaps

Paris is the most visited city in the world, but disabled travelers have a difficult time with streets and facilities not set up for wheelchairs or for the blind. Public buildings are legally required to be accessible, but at a recent tourism expo in Paris, promoters of tourism for disabled people say changes are slow.

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In this report:

- Marie-France Jonte, Tourisme & Handicaps association that promotes tourism for people with disabilities, and provides labels for facilities

- Christophe Philippe, La Chênaie du Roc, fully-accessible holiday property in the Perigord region of France

- Daniel Thomas-Barabas, founder of Actis Voyages, tour agency specialised in services for deaf travellers

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