When it come to accessible accommodation for the elderly, disabled and those with mobility issues, there is quite a lot of choice in France.
You can also contact the home owners direct to ask questions and get additional information to make sure that whatever you book is suitable for you.
Wheelchair friendly and suitable for the elderly accommodation in France
Search on websites that have filters to allow you to search for properties for those requiring wheelchair friendly accommodation. For example, The Cottage, in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Hautes-Pyrenees:
Wheelchair friendly cottage in the far south of France
Opened in 2018 by British expat Paul Vanderstay and his wife, this lovely, beautifully renovated holiday home is close to Lourdes. Paul’s wife Roxanna, a doctor, helped design the architect’s spec for the renovation and it is fully wheelchair friendly and suitable for the elderly.
With a Stannah chair lift to the bedroom, and an accessible shower, this lovely, cosy cottage which sleeps 3, has stunning views over the countryside from its position in the foothills of the Pic du Midi. Within easy driving distance of Spain and the beaches of Biarritz, the village of Bagnères-de-Bigorre has a lively weekly market, loads of restaurants, a famous spa and plenty of activities.
Accessible accommodation in Brittany
Le Grand Moinou sleeps 8 in the historic town of Josselin, department of Morbihan. The downstairs of the traditional stone longere in a small rural hamlet, has been thoughtfully renovated to cater for people with mobility problems with a large level access shower. For those with a big group, le Petit Moinou is next door and sleeps a further 4. The owners say if you give them a couple of weeks’ notice, they can help with special equipment, for instance sorting out a hoist for disabled users for a very modest fee.
Josselin is home to a magnificent chateau which sits on the Canal which runs through the town. The streets have many 17th century half timbered houses, the market is lively and there are lots of cafés and restaurants. Rennes is around an hour away, St Malo is 1.5 hours and Carnac, famous for its prehistoric stones, is just 50km away.
Accessible accommodation in Charente-Maritime
Matisse Cottage in St Hilaire de Villefranche is part of a converted 12th century monastery consisting of seven cottages, this one has been adapted for wheelchair access and is beautifully decorated.
Close to La Rochelle and Cognac, the cottage is in a beautiful rural location, great for all year-round visits.
Accessible accommodation in Dordogne
Le Grand Bost is a newly converted barn holiday rental in Riberac, Dordogne. It’s an ideal place to relax in secluded, tranquil surroundings with lovely views, a private pool and gorgeous gardens. Close to Bergerac, Perigueux and Brantome, as well as Bordeaux and St Emilion with its famous vineyards.
Accessible accommodation in St Antonin Noble Val, Tarn et Garonne
Le Bosc villa sleeps 6, has a lovely pool, an acre of private, gated gardens and has been specially adapted for wheelchair users. It’s all on one floor, with no steps and wheelchair access throughout.
Medieval St Anontin Noble Val has numerous cafés and restaurants, plenty of shops and lots to see and do. In the heart of spectacular Aveyron with its unspoiled landscape and pretty villages, it’s just an hour from Toulouse and day trip distance to Carcassonne.