The French city of Bordeaux has been selected for the new label "Destination pour Tous", a Destination for Everybody.
This new certificate, is designed to recognize the places that have created tourist 'packages' suitable for disabled people, and to help them sensitize those in Bordeaux who offer tourist services (hotels, restaurants, shopkeepers, etc.) to the need for adapting their establishments to the needs of the disabled.
The Tourism & Handicap label was established in 2001 at a national level. The purpose of this label is to provide reliable, descriptive and objective information concerning accessibility to the various tourist sites and facilities, taking the four types of disability (auditory, mental, visual and motor) into account.
This new label complements the national one. This is a means of creating a coherent, overall policy for both private and public organizations with regard to facilitating access for everyone. It enables the town and the surrounding region to be a welcoming place for people with special needs.
Today, Bordeaux has twelve sites certified to be handicap friendly and in total there are fifty-six in the surrounding area:
Here are three hotels which have met the certification:
A Paris Travel offers wine tours from Bordeaux.
Source: Bordeaux Tourism Office