1 Day in Lille: A Wheelchair Accessible Guide

Lille, situated in northern France is perhaps overlooked on some travellers list, however, as I discovered back in 2013, this beautiful city is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. It is also one of the more accessible cities in Europe and this guide will demonstrate why!

Where to stay

As my stay in Lille formed part of my European Road Trip, it made sense to book a hotel on the outskirts then use Public Transportation to explore what the city had to offer. The Park Inn by Radisson is conveniently situated just off the A27 and a stones throw away from the Grand Stade.

Lille Hotel

As you would expect from a Park Inn, it has all the accessible features one can wish for in a hotel i.e. in room accessibility and roll-in showers. It also has great accessible public transportation links to the city centre with the metro station a mere 20 minute walk.

Transportation

Metro

As far as accessibility goes, the Lille Metro has it all; low platforms, little if no gaps between the train and the platform edge plus all the stations are wheelchair friendly. It is indeed one of the best ways to explore the city!

Wondering how accessible the Lille Metro really is? Watch this YouTube video by BilyFlorian:

Rolling around Lille

As we had limited time to explore the city, we centred ourselves around ‘Grand Place’ situated in the heart of Lille. This square includes a wide variety of restaurants, many with steps, however, most have portable ramps to allow access…

Grand Place Ramp

We experienced some cobbled streets our short walk around, however, there’s usually another path that you can take. Despite this, most pathways and parks within the city are completely accessible making Lille one of the most accessible places that I have visited thus far on my travels, highly recommended! 1 day in lille wheelchair accessible

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