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Restaurant Review: Au Petit Sud Ouest

Restaurant Review: Au Petit Sud Ouest

If you are on a limited budget and feel you can’t leave Paris without tasting duck,  Au Petit Sud Ouest is the perfect stop. A few blocks from the Eiffel Tower, the small, family-run restaurant serves two things: duck and foie gras. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible, spacious toilet. Warm and […]

By November 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Off the beaten path: Chateau de Fontainebleau

Off the beaten path: Chateau de Fontainebleau

History lovers will appreciate the castle that the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III used as a summer home. Plush and ornate, the  chateau is surrounded by a thick forest that the kings would use to hunt game and relax near the fresh springs. Just 55 km (34 miles) south of Paris, the chateau […]

By November 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Paris cheat sheet: Getting around town

Paris cheat sheet: Getting around town

Paris is not know for its accessibility, but the city has made an effort to improve not only access, but information about accessibility and navigating public transportation. There are now a number of services in place to help ensure your travel around the city is safe and easy, although some advance planning may be required. InfoMobi […]

By September 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Villnouve Loubet’s secret paradise

Villnouve Loubet’s secret paradise

  Tucked away from the  areas swarming with tourists in July and August is a quaint, completely accessible breach paradise just a few miles from Nice on the French Riviera. Villneuve Loubet has created a small haven from the crowds that tend to gravitate to Nice, Antibes and Juan les Pins ignoring this perfect board-walked […]

By April 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
A 3 km accessible tour of Mulhouse, France

A 3 km accessible tour of Mulhouse, France

The historic city of Mulhouse in the Alsace region of France, near the German and Swiss border, has created a 3 km city tour in which every institution, museum, store and restaurant is completely accessible for special needs travelers. The city defines accessible as  available to those in a wheelchair, with sight, hearing or cognitive […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France: Carp fishing in Lake Cassien

France: Carp fishing in Lake Cassien

On a recent visit to Lake Cassien in the Var region of France, I saw a fisherman pull a beautiful 8 pound Carp out of the water. He held it up, took a picture with it and tossed it back into the lake, as is required by the catch and release credo that locals follow. […]

By May 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sun, sand and rosé in Juan les Pins

Sun, sand and rosé in Juan les Pins

One of the pleasures of visiting the Cote d’Azur is passing a leisurely few hours dining with your feet in the sand – or close enough to enjoy it without having to worry about the peskiness that comes along with it. The problem for those who are in a wheelchair or have trouble walking is […]

By April 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A glimpse of genius

“Genius is hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.” —Thomas A. Edison The Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida evoke more of America’s history and unique character than most of the country’s leading tourist attractions. And best of all, the buildings and grounds of this sprawling riverfront attraction are mostly wheelchair accessible. Next […]

By April 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
10 accessible attractions in London

10 accessible attractions in London

Here are 10 accessible interesting tourist sights recommended by VisitEngland, the country’s tourist information bureau. 1. Museum of London   Get under the skin of London, from club-wielding Neanderthals to the Carnaby Street fashionistas of the sixties. The museum details the various transformations and tribulations thrown at London over the centuries. Perfectly positioned alongside the old city […]

By April 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The UK’s Top Ten Accessible Attractions

The UK’s Top Ten Accessible Attractions

Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All UK  wrote an article about the top 10 accessible attractions in the UK. 1.     Eden Project The Eden Project has won awards for its accessibility, and it’s a wonderful, year-round facility that’s packed with things to do and learn.  The project prides itself on providing a great experience […]

By April 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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