Thanks to everyone who advised me concerning Paris. We have just come from this beautiful city.We visitedLa Defense area (skyscrapers, art installations - accessible by lift),the Eiffel Tower (accessible to the middle by lift),the Elysian Fields (Sephora parfume shop gives presents and discount cards, also returns tax, passport needed),Louvre Museum (Mona Lisa, Nike of Samothrace, Aphrodite of Milos...),Notre-Dame de Paris (its tower is unaccessible),Conciergerie Museum (unaccessible, I asked other tourists with children to show everything to my daughter and waited them at the exit),Sacre-Coeur Basilica (its tower is unaccessible, the basilica itself is accessible by lift),the "I Love You" Wall,the Passer-Through-Walls,the Palace of Versailles,Roger la Grenouille restaurant (tasty, but small frog's legs),Disneyland (disabled persons need to get a disabled card in Dysnayland to get through fast pass wheelchair accessible entrances to the attractions; no special queue for healthy children brought by disabled parent(s), we waited in regular queues, and I had to ask people to accompany my daughter on some attractions because my scooter did not fit).We went to and from the airport and Disneyland by RERs, around the city - by buses (all accessible) and to Sacre-Coeur - by funicular.Unfortunately, AirFrance let me down: on the booking stage I wrote them all the scooter & battery parameters, and they wrote they would take my scooter in the hold, but the last working day before my flight they said they won't take it (as they allow only 1 lithium ion battery up to 300 wh and 1 or 2 spares up to 300 wh in total), though they write totally different information on their site (saying they transport lithium batteries in the same way as dry-cell ones).Luckily, I found the mobility equipment hiring company in Paris http://www.axsol.fr/. They speak English and take no deposit. They delivered the mobility scooter to my hotel. They don't work on weekends, so they picked the scooter up from the hotel on Monday, after my daughter and I left Paris (on Sunday).
Looks great! Glad the scooter issue was sorted. Yep, awful that theme parks don't cater for parents who are disabled and that the queuing isn't always wheelchair or scooter friendly! Where did you stay whilst there and what was accessibility like?
We stayed at Pavillon Opera Lafayette. It appeared not very accessible, with no special shower facilities and a narrow passage to the room. We had just an ordinary ground floor room. This hotel is good for people on crunches. I felt comfy on crunches, leaving the scooter in the hall.
What do you think? To reserve transfer from the hotel , or to take a taxi from the airport ? What will be cheaper ? Transfer from the Orly to Latin quarter costs about 65 euro one side .
You could just ask your hotel how much is a transfer. Then you will know for sure
it's about 65 euro and I read that taxi costs 50 ))
Hello friends, thank you veey much for your help and advices , just came back feom Paris . Very happy , Maryna Shevchenko special thanks for advice about rental of the mobility scooter , it was really helpful , in combining with accessible busses and this scooter we with my wife were able to climb the Monmart and to up in funiculer up to Sacrecer temple, I felt very independent and happy . Scooter has some minus that it's bigger than regular wheelchair and it's difficult to enter to the restaraunts for example with it , but it's so much helpful in excursions and traveling around the city . We lived in Latin Quarter , first day without buses , only with scooter we went to Invalides palace and to Eifel tower and came back from there almost till the hotel , but the last kilometer it became very slow speed and the last 500 meters my wife pushed me with a manual mode , but we did a lot of kilometers and my advice if you take the hd scooter you can charge it while you stop for the dinner and then continue. The supplier claims that this scooter can drive 33 km without charging, yes, but with hills and coble stones I don't think it will do more than 15 , but this is enough if you go from point to point with a bus , you have plenty space to enter with to the bus with scooter if you good driver ) Amazing experience! Thank you friends
Wow wow wow! Yes, this scooter is quite big. They have a not so big one, but with less miles. So, this big scooter seems the best option. Glad you had such a wonderful time)))
Thank you very much again and again and for everybody who shared their own experience