Tourism & Handicap
Holidays for everyone? Provence Tourisme assists the area's cultural and touristic attractions in providing accessible facilities for the disabled.
Since 2003, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme has been committed to developing accessible travel opportunities for the disabled through the 'Tourism & Handicap' label, in partnership with the Area Council, PACA Regional Council and DIRECCTE PACA.
This national label guarantees a quality welcome adapted to the specific needs of disabled visitors and covers 4 types of handicap (physical, visual, auditory and mental).
In addition, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme has kept up to speed with the digital age by ensuring its website - visitprovence.com (awarded the AccessiWeb label) - is accessible too.
The Accessiweb Label
Our website visitprovence.com was awarded the Accessiweb three-star label in 2013. The principle: allow physically handicapped visitors to browse the website using a traditional keypad, without need for the mouse. The texts are also easy to enlarge. And visually-impaired visitors can listen to the entire website content thanks to the screen reader and browse using the voice instructions.
Browsing myprovence.fr via the menu
The main menu is situated below the VisitProvence logo on each page and allows you to access all of the site's various sections and sub-sections. You can also browse using the tab key (press Tab to highlight the desired link then press Enter). This allows fast access to other sections from any page on the website, just like the main menu.
A few websites or apps
Links to interactive map with directions & locations in Bouches-du-Rhône (pavements, car parks, transport, shops, restaurants, public buildings, etc.) which have disabled access.Visit
Aims to provide information, recognise disabled people’s full role in society and contribute to their independence. An Android mobile app also exists.Visit
One of the few companies to offer disabled visitors personalised access to sport and culture events in France and abroad.Visit
accessible.net (ex. Handistrict.com)
A guide to all locations in France and French territories which are specially adapted to welcome disabled visitors: accommodation, culture and leisure sites, restaurants, tourist information bureaus, etc.Visit
A collaborative website which lets users log and swap information about locations with disabled access in France and abroad. More than 26,000 referenced sites and a community of 7,000 contributors.Visit
Lists tourist locations with disabled access in Europe. English website - Promoting Accessible Tourism in Europe.Visit
Cap’Handéo, c’est la garantie d’une qualité de service pour les personnes en situation de handicap ! Ce label s’engage à contrôler agences de services à la personne et prestataires de transports, et constitue tout un réseau d’experts formés pour vous accompagner.Visit
Julien and Rudy’s blog shares information and top tips for daily life as a disabled visitor and is a handy reference when you’re organising your travels.Visit
Car Rental from private owners adapted for people with disabilitiesVisit