Only Lyon - Tourism and Conventions

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Accessible Lyon

To further improve the welcome we offer disabled visitors, Lyon has equipped itself to facilitate travel and tourism within the city and its museums.

Public spaces and cultural attractions open their doors wide for you. 

Visit us at the Tourist Office in Place Bellecour, which has been adapted to meet the needs of all visitors.

  • A hearing loop for the hard-of-hearing
  • A contrasted relief map for the visually impaired
  • Trip advisers who are aware of the needs of disabled visitors

Watch Julien and Rudy's video in Lyon...

These two local brothers, who are both affected by the issue of mobility impairments, have created the website "Handilol", which they use to survey wheelchair accessibility in places they visit, both in France and abroad.

http://handilol.wix.com/handilol  
https://www.facebook.com/handilol?fref=ts

 

Resources

A number of publications and websites offer information to make the most of your stay in Lyon.

Lyon accessibility guide

Provides lists of addresses, services and cultural attractions that you can access and enjoy (in French).

You can download it here:
Accessible Tourism: Lyon's guide (in French) 

 

Rhône-Alpes accessibility guide

This guide provides addresses and information on accessible attractions and sites in Lyon and the surrounding region.

You can download it here: 
Guide of certified sites in Rhone-Alpes (in French):

 

Parcours culturels sourds

This French-language website gathers cultural events in Lyon and the surrounding area that are accessible for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

There are various sections to search for shows, exhibitions, guided tours and outings (visual, bilingual, sign language, subtitled, hearing loop), as well as specific cultural attractions or companies.

http://parcoursculturel-sourds.fr/

Culture for all

Lyon's museums have opted for modernity, openness and accessibility for as many people as possible. 
Most large museums are accessible for disabled persons and offer reduced or free entrance prices.

The Lyon Museum of Fine Arts , for example, offers visits tailored to the needs of deaf, hard-of-hearing, or visually impaired people.

The Printing and Graphic Communication Museum  offers a welcome and assistance adapted for people with sensory impairments.

Visits with an opportunity to touch materials are also organised at the  Textile and Decorative Arts Museum.

The Henri Malartre Automobile Museum  has specifically adapted exhibit descriptions. 
Activities conducted in sign language are organised at the  Lyon-Fourvière Gallo-Roman Museum .
The Institut Lumière , the Resistance and Deportation History Centre , the Tony Garnier Urban Museum  are also organised and equipped to welcome disabled visitors.

Theatres, concert venues and libraries are also taking action to promote access to culture for as many people as possible. 

Personalised contact:

Would you like to receive personalised information on accessible tourism in the Lyon urban area?

Contact Rachel Mallet 
Accessible Tourism Project Manager 
on +33(0)4 72 77 72 52
rmallet@lyon-france.com

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