Welcome to La Petite Folie

Bed & Breakfast and short-stay apartments on historic rue Haute Honfleur

La Petite Folie consists of three houses on rue Haute and provides your choice of bed and breakfast or lovely apartment accomodations in town center.

Ideally situated in the historic Saint Catherine district, the colorful saturday morning market, the harbor and lots of cafes and shopping, La Petite Folie consists of three houses  situated between the places of birth/museums of Alphonse Allais and Eric Satie.  The towns' public gardens, tennis courts, municipal heated swimming pool and free public parking lot for 500 vehicles (Naturospace) all within easy walking distance.   We also have paid, secure parking as an option.

The main house

The main house at 44 (B&B) dates to 1830 and is Directoire Style offering 5 bedrooms and one studio all with ensuite bathrooms. A stay here gives you the opportunity to meet other guests from around the world and enjoy breakfast around a wonderful old wooden table or in the garden.   Read a book in our comfortable salon with lots of books or enjoy the fireplace during winter months.  

In the garden you will find La Petite Folie (a curious and beautifully sculpted 'kiosk') dating back to 1871. In the spirit of late 19th century Marocaine or oriental style, it was once used as a bathhouse for its prestigious owners. Our ‘petite folie’ has been completely renovated and you are welcome to relax here, enjoy a bottle of cider or tea and coffee. A great place and right in the center of town!

The apartments at 42 44 94 rue haute and 69 Bld Charles V

For more private stays, take a look at our  apartments offering a bit more privacy and space and unless otherwise noted, french breakfast delivered (ahhh).   

42 - The house was built during the 14th century and is amongst the eldest in town with three exquisite apartments each of which comprise an entire floor and have double exposition. Here you will find The apartments Rouge, The Anis and Le 3.

94 - Both with private entrances, apartments Gernez & Priscilla offer you the possibility to stay in the atelier one of Normandy’s most important artists; Paul-Elie GERNEZ (1888-1948). This is where he completed the majority of his important works. The view of the classified garden (monument historique de la France) from these two new accommodations is exquisite.

New!  The stunning  two-bedroom apartment Jasmine; both bedrooms garden facing, brand new kitchen, spacious living room, dining room, crown moulding, high ceilings three fireplaces, bathroom with seperate WC lots of closet space and light.  

44, in the main house, the sunny, contemporary Studio Atelier for those who may like a bit more space with a a refrigerator, microwave, kettle and beautiful tiled bathroom with bathtub (ahhhh)!


Naturospace - Just 150 meters from the main house, (and even closer to the apartments at 94) free public parking lot with has capacity for 500-cars capacity with no time limit.

Optional secure locked parking available at 25€ per night on a first come first serve basis.  Kindly   enquire at time of booking.  


Children Policy  Principally designed for romantic getaways, children over the age of 10 are welcome in apartments Anis, Jasmine & Priscilla only. All other accommodations are reserved for adults.


You'll love

  • Being in the heart of town just steps from old harbor and place Saint Catherine.
  • Shops, cafes, restaurants and museums just outside your door.
  • The public park behind the house, with its lovely gardens, indoor/ outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.
  • Free public parking closeby.
  • The short stroll to the jetty and the beach.
  • Which way to go Musee de Satie or the Musee Boudin? Both just minutes from us!

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