Handicap Parking in France

We have a handicap permit here in the states. We will be renting a car and driving in France, but once we get to Paris, we will not have our car.

Are there handicap spaces throughout the country?

Posted by Ann
Boulder
7 posts

I contacted the automobile associations of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands in pursuit of this question, with the following results: The Belgian response was "Knowing that the logo signaling an handicaped person is exactly the same as in Europe, you only need to highlight it under your windshield to fully enjoy the avantages and places marked out for handicaped persons." The Dutch response told me how to apply for a placard recognized by all EU countries. I sent (by regular air mail) a copy of the drivers license, the passport photo page, and a photocopy of the placard my state issued to: CBR Divisie Rijgeschiktheid To mr. C. Susana P.O. Box 3012 2280 GA Rijswijk ZH The Netherlands About a month later I received a placard! The cover letter and a brochure was all in Dutch, so I did some Google translating to learn that the different countries do have slightly different regulations about whether this placard entitles us to ignore parking time limits, but that's OK, we'll just try to read the signs and plan to obey them. No response from the French

Posted by Carolyn
Seattle, WA, USA
77 posts

We've used a U.S. handicap parking placard in France, Belgium, Ireland, and the UK with no problems.