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    Hi, I've been researching for a trip to London/Paris for Summer '16, and thus far think I've been able to locate hotels in each city. My question is how does one arrange transportation (for power wheelchair) to/from the hotels?

    #2
    In London most taxis are wheelchair accessible BUT check your height in the chair, I'm 1.45m and too tall to fit into a London cab in my power chair. Try googling "London wheelchair taxis" for other options.

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      #3
      Unfortunately I sit high in my chair also.

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        #4
        In Paris you can book an accessible cab to go everywhere: Taxis G7 "horizon", they are nice and professionnals.
        C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
        my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
        Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

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          #5
          Merci!

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            #6
            If you need more informations Landrover, you're welcome !
            Maybe I can help… But I don't live in Paris, and for me (too) it's a true jungle…
            C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
            my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
            Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

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              #7
              I'm finding planning a trip to Europe is much more daunting then I expected. Just when I thought I found accommodations in both cities that had clearance under the bed for my lift, and had accessible bathrooms, I then learned (thankfully sooner, rather then later) that the lifts/elevators may not accommodate my wheelchair.

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                #8
                Most hotels will be able to offer bed raising feet, alternately check out the Ceiling track hotel website http://www.chuc.org.uk it would save you bringing a hoist. We've found that most hotels will do what we ask but have never had to request a bigger elevator : -)

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                  #9
                  I think more of the ibis hotels are accessible, recently rebuilt with enough space in the bedroom or in the elevators to accomodate an electric wheelchair.
                  C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
                  my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
                  Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

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                    #10
                    In London some underground stations are accesible - see http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms...-guide-map.pdf Heathrow and
                    several stations in London are accessible.
                    Almost all London and Paris buses have ramps (and most of the time they work. We have been all over both cities by bus -
                    The Paris Metro is not accessible but the RER lines for the lost part are
                    http://parisbytrain.com/wp-content/u...9/plan_pbs.pdf

                    Google maps knows transport in both cities well -
                    In London you can get a bus map at Victoria station

                    I am in a manual chair but I don't think an electric chair would be very diferent

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by landrover View Post
                      … I found accommodations in both cities that had clearance under the bed for my lift…
                      Good luck on your planning! I'll be checking here because I want to visit both cities soon.

                      My question to you is about hotels with clearance under the beds for the lift. Do you actually find such accommodations anymore? I ask because we always reserve or call ahead asking whether the bed is on a platform, and are always frustrated when we arrive. It doesn't matter who we talk to or what terminology we use, they don't get it and the results are anger and wasted time. We have given up on hotels in the U.S. So how do you negotiate around this issue? Are there directories that actually list this specific kind of information?

                      Thanks and happy travels!
                      Hotel list: Hoyer-friendly beds, low and adjustable-height beds

                      Blog: https://thewheeledwonder.wordpress.com/

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                        #12
                        I think you can have the information by looking the picts on their website… But I think many of the beds in the french hotels have this clearance… In any case the best is to ask in the hotel itself, and not to talk only with the central booking system if they have one. In many cases, the adapted bedroom can have some specificities, and the central booking isn't aware.
                        C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
                        my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
                        Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

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