Re: “I recently took Mum to town…” @Misty36140
It sounds an ordeal for you and your Mum, Ann. I’m rather surprised myself at the clear lack of access or facilities for people with disabilities/reduced mobility here in France.
Although there are public toilets in our town, none of them permit wheelchair access, and wheelchairs are notable for their absence. Old people use walking canes and there seem to be lots who use those hiking poles with rubber pieds to help with their mobility around town. Here, I’ve only seen one of the monstrous electric ‘scooters’ that whizz round the pavements and supermarket aisles in UK, mainly used by people who look too fat to walk, rather than amputees, arthritics or those with neurological disorders.