Accessible Petit Palais Paris
Accessible Petit Palais in Paris
The Petit Palais in Paris houses the Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris (the City of Paris Fine Art Museum).
And wheelchair accessible lifts allow you to bypass all steps in Le Petit Palais.
Getting to the Petit Palais in Paris using Public Transport
None of the Metro/RER stations near Le Petit Palais are wheelchair accessible.
A number of Paris bus lines do serve Le Petit Palais though (see the official RATP Bus Map for details):
The closest bus stop is the “Grand Palais” bus stop (Line 93) – the buses pass directly in front of Le Petit Palais too.
Also very close, is a different “Grand Palais” bus stop (Bus Line 72 this time), which is also a wheelchair accessible bus stop.
Buses on lines 42, 73 and 93 stop very slightly further away at “Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau” bus stop on the Champs-Élysées. Again, the bus stop here is wheelchair accessible.
All 4,500 buses in Paris have an automatic/retractable wheelchair ramp (controlled by the bus driver).
CAUTION: Although all 4,500 buses in Paris are indeed wheelchair accessible, not all of the bus stops are. However, all bus stops mentioned above, ARE wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Paris?
They have a dedicated telephone number for their “G7 Access” service: +33(0)1 47 39 00 91. Your hotel reception will be only too happy to call them from your hotel – or you can order a taxi on their website (at www.g7.fr), or via their free app.
My recommendation though?
Le Petit Palais is just one stop on the Paris DIY Walking Tour route (which also includes the Arc de Triomphe, Place du Trocadéro, Palais de Chaillot, the Eiffel Tower, École Militaire, Les Invalides, Musée Rodin, Pont Alexandre III, Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Jardin des Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, the Louvre Museum and ending on the Pont des Arts (at sunset?).
As this walk includes most of the “must see” Paris attractions, it’s rather a long walk (just over 8km – about 5 miles). So you may want to do it in two stages? Breaking your journey at the Musée Rodin would be my best recommendation (as there’s a wonderful outdoor café there, to enjoy at the end of the first stage of the walk when split – and the garden in the Musée Rodin is so peaceful that you will find it hard to believe that you’re still actually in the centre of Paris).
Accessible Entrance to the Petit Palais in Paris
The main entrance to Le Petit Palais is reached via a flight of stairs. However, there is a wheelchair accessible entrance just to the right of these steps.
Entry is free for wheelchair users and their companion.
Accessible Toilets at the Petit Palais in Paris
The wheelchair accessible toilets at Le Petit Palais are on Level -1, and can be reached by a wheelchair accessible lift.
Accessible Cafe/Restaurant in the Petit Palais in Paris
The cafe at Le Petit Palais has both indoor and outdoor areas that are wheelchair accessible. The indoor area is split over two levels – with the majority of tables being on the upper level. However, there are also wheelchair accessible tables on the lower level too. The outdoor covered terrace areas are also wheelchair accessible.
Thank you – and enjoy your visit to Paris!
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