Paris: an obstacle course for wheelchair users

Despite being one of the world's top tourist destinations, Paris is a veritable obstacle course for people in wheelchairs -- tourists and residents alikeDamien Birambeau has spent most of his life in a wheelchair — and for most of that time he has had trouble getting around Paris, his home town. Despite being one of the world’s top tourist destinations, the French capital is a veritable obstacle course for people in wheelchairs — tourists and residents alike. Compared to London, where one in four Underground stations have step-free access, Paris lags far behind in efforts to accommodate people with reduced mobility.

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