Wheelchair Accessible Petit Palais Paris

Accessibility :

Fully Wheelchair Accessible


For details of other wheelchair accessible hotels, wheelchair-friendly eating and drinking options and wheelchair accessible attractions in central Paris, see the Wheelchair Accessible Paris Guide

The Petit Palais in Paris houses the Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris (the City of Paris Fine Art Museum).

Getting to Le Petit Palais by Public Transport

Metro (subway):

None of the Metro/RER stations near Le Petit Palais are wheelchair accessible.


A number of Paris bus lines serve Le Petit Palais (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), 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 hjere 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?

G7 are one of the biggest taxi companies in France, and have over 200 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:

WALK (roll)!

Les Invalides is just one stop on the Paris DIY Walking Tour route (which also includes the Arc de Triomphe, Place du Trocadéro, Palais de Chaillot, Eiffel Tower, École Militaire, 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 and the Louvre Museum.

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 very nearby Musée Rodin would be my recommendation (as there’s a wonderful outdoor café there – and the garden is so peaceful that you will find it hard to believe that you’re still actually sitting in the centre of Paris).

Entrance - Access to Le Petit Palais

The main entrance at 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.

Le Petit Palais Building Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible lifts allow you to bypass all steps in Le Petit Palais.

Wheelchair Accessible Toilets at Le Petit Palais

The wheelchair accessible toilets at Le Petit Palais are on Level -1, and can be reached by a wheelchair accessible lift.

See the Wheelchair Accessible Paris Guide for details of other wheelchair accessible attractions, restaurants and hotels in central Paris.

Video credit: Le Petit Palais, Paris, by drone, by Jugoslav Durovic.

Photo credit: Petit Palais (Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris) by Laurence de l’Estoile from Pixabay.

Wheelchair Accessible Cafe/Restaurant at Le Petit Palais

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.

If this information has assisted you in planning your travels with your wheelchair, please consider making a donation to my Virtual Kiltwalk appeal for 2022 – in aid of FareShare. And thanks to an ADDITIONAL donation of 50% by Sir Tom Hunter, FareShare will actually receive 150% of the amount that you donate!

Thanks, Iain.

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