Travelling to French overseas territories with a disability

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The beaches of Guadeloupe, Martinique cocktails and the musical accent of the markets in Saint-Denis, Réunion Island. Yet still, you’re not sure that the local infrastructure can give you a truly secure welcome. No need to worry, to allow you to have a confident journey, we’ve cleared the way for you...ready to go?

From your point of departure, when flying Air France, you have at your disposal the free services offered to handicapped passengers through the Saphir programme. To benefit from this great initiative, you must give at least 48hrs notice in advance of your scheduled flight if you require this service. Those passengers who have use of their upper limbs will be accompanied if travelling alone. Those passengers who don’t have use of their upper limbs will be helped through check-in with their baggage, boarding the flight as well as on arrival.

 

Your journey to Martinique

Martinique has four sites with the Tourisme & handicap label. This means that disabled and/or handicapped travellers can access, with total autonomy, all of the facilities for entertainment and accommodation.

Accommodation

Hôtel Carayou *** (Label T&H)
Pointe du Bout, 97229 Les Trois-Ilets, Martinique
Tel: 00 596 66 04 04
Rates: From 130€ a night

Club MEDITERRANNEE (Label T&H)
Les Boucaniers, Sainte Anne, Martinique
Tel: 00 596 76 72 72
Rates: On request

Hôtel Valmenière *** (Label T&H)
Avenue Arawaks, 97200 Fort de France, Martinique
Tel: 00 596 75 75 75
Rates: from 90€ to 150€ a night

Eating Out

Au Ti-Chalet Suisse 
Specialising in fondues and raclettes, Martinique
Route de l'Epinay, 97228 Sainte-Luce
Tel: 00 696 43 62 99

Chez Lucie (Traditional Martinique cuisine)
Bourg, 97223 Le Diamant, Martinique
Tel: 00 596 76 40 10

To See

Palais des Congrès de Madiana (Theatre and cinema) (Label T&H)
97233 Schoelcher, Martinique
Tel: 00 596 72 15 15

The regional and department museums of Martinique

 

Your journey to Guadeloupe

If you decide to holiday in Guadeloupe, you’ll have the possibility to practise scuba diving as well as the chance to tickle the turtles.

Accommodation

Le Mahogany *** 
Pointe de la Verdure, B.P. 61, 97190 Gosier, Guadeloupe
Tel: 00 590 90 46 46

Contact: reservation@creolebeach.com

Rates: 46€ a night, per person

Hôtel Eden Palm ****
Le Helleux, 97180 Sainte Anne, Guadeloupe
Tel: 00 590 88 48 48
Contact: contact@edenpalm.com
Rates: From 90€ a night, person

Beach Plaza Ocean Front ****  
Baie de Marigot, 91750, St Martin, Guadeloupe
Tel: 00 590 87 87 00
Contact: beachplaza@powerantilles.com
Rates: From 120€ per person

Eating Out

Le Paradis Créole
Créole cuisine and seafood
Route du Poirier, 97125 Bouillante, Guadeloupe
Tel: 00 590 98 71 62 

Le Rocher de Malendure
Créole cuisine - Specialising in seafood
Plage de Malendure - Pigeon, 97125 Bouillante, Guadeloupe
Tel: 00 590 98 70 84 

Le Manguier
Pigeon galet, 97125 BOUILLANTE Guadeloupe
Tel: 00 590 98 96 18

To See

The Deux Mamelles zoo and botanical park
Route de la Traversée
Tel: 00 590 98 83 52
Rates: Free entry

Scuba diving in Bouillante
Rates: From 40€ per person

Diving with Les Baillantes (turtles)
Rates: From 38€ per person

Your journey to Saint-Denis, Réunion Island

Réunion Island and its legendary hospitality await you. Here are some addresses to accompany your journey with some spicy and local restaurants.

 

Accommodation

Domaine des Mascareignes ****
Boucan Canot, Les Coquillages, 97434 Saint-Gilles les Bains, Ile de la Réunion
Tel: 00 262 24 36 24
Contact: resweb@apavou-hotels.com
Rates: From 57€ for two people

Hotel Le Dimitile ***
30 rue du Bras Long , 97414 Entre Deux, Ile de la Réunion
Tel: 00 262 39 20 00
Rates: From 100€ for two people

Eating Out

L’Alamanda
Local cuisine, 81 avenue de Bourbon, 97434 St Gilles
Tel: 00 262 33 10 10

Le Papayer
Novotel Hotel Restaurant 
Hermitage BP 33
97434 St Gilles
Tel: 00 02 62 24 44 44

To See

Golf du Bassin Bleu
75 rue Mahatma Gandhi -Villèle 
97435 Saint Gilles les Hauts  
Tel: 00 262 70 03 00

Your journey to French Guiana

Authentic and wild, French Guiana is still an area very much preserved, waiting for you to discover it!

Accommodation

Hôtel La Chaumière **
Chemin de la Chaumière, 97351 Matoury, Guyane
Tel: 00 594 25 57 01
Contact: lachaumiere@wanadoo.fr
Rates: From 49 € a night for two people

Hôtel Amazonia ***
28 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 97300 Cayenne, Guyane
Tel: 00 594 31 00 00
Contact: amazonia@nplus.gf
Rates: From 60€ a night

Eating Out

Cactus Grill (traditional grill)
4 bd Jubelin, 97300 Cayenne
Tel: 00 594 30 00 70

Le Créolia  (seafood specialities)
Pointe des Roches , 97310 Kourou
Tel: 00 594 32 00 66 

To See

Kourou, Space Centre
Tel: 00 594 32 61 23
Rates: Entry is free, however reservations in advance are obligatory.