Transport

Trains: Antibes train station has elevator access from the railway overbridge to the station, then to the individual platforms.  Look for the ‘elevator’ symbol and word ‘ascenseur’.  Staff onsite at the stations can assist you to board trains. Children are eligible for free or reduced travel on French trains (babies travel free).

Buses: Local buses are frequently busy and best avoided during peak times (school holidays/summer break). Buggy/stroller/wheelchair access can be difficult due to overcrowding on buses, and the buses do not always ‘stoop’ to allow easier entry onto the bus. Children are eligible for free or reduced travel on French buses (babies travel free).

Transfers: There is a dedicated company, Ulysee, catering for those with mobility problems on the French Riviera. Call +33 (0) 8 20 825 800 or www.ulysse-transport.fr  Also, vehicles adapted with ramps are available for transport to and from Nice International Airport from http://www.ccas-nice.fr/

Car hire: If you require baby car seat hire, it is best to prebook with your rental company. Both Europcar and Hertz have adapted cars for drivers who require hand controls. You must book in advance. Europcar phone +33 (0) 8 25 35 8 358. Hertz phone +33 (0) 8 25 34 23 43

Disabled Parking: Disabled areas in car parks are indicated by large blue spaces and/or wheelchair symbols. You must display the standard EU blue disabled person’s parking badge in the window. If you are coming to France from another EU country, apply prior to leaving for this universal badge.

Ferries: The SNCM ferry-boat service between Nice and Corsica provides facilities for disabled passengers. The ferries have lifts and travelators to facilitate access for wheelchairs. Refer to http://www.sncm.fr/sw/consumer.index.do?locale=fr_FR&languageCode=FRA

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