Welcome to La Petite Folie

Bed & Breakfast and short-stay apartments just steps from harbor

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 on historic rue haute. The first two side by side and the third, a renovated house owned formerly by Paul Elie GERNEZ a famous artist here in France. The towns' public gardens, tennis courts and municipal heated swimming pool and free Naturospace parking lot are all within easy walking distance. 

The main house

The main house at 44 (B&B) dates to 1830 and is Directoire Style offering 5 beautiful bedrooms and one studio all with ensuite bathrooms. A stay in he b&b provides you  the possibility to mingle with guests from all over the world and enjoy breakfast around a wonderful old wooden table or in the garden weather permitting. A beautiful house which also has a large salon at your dispostion and a woodburing 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 visit.

The apartments

For more private stays, why not stay in one of our gorgeous apartments. Minimum 2 nights year-round and a bit more privacy and space.   

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 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.

At 44, in the main house, the contemporary black & white Studio Atelier and the spacious 2-bedroom  Jasmine apartment.


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 & no time limit.

Alternatively on a first come first serve basis and for 25€ per night, we have 2 locked, single secure boxes at 94 and a single locked but uncovered slot at the main house.  Please inquire at time of booking if interested. . 

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 at the Naturospace lot (just 150 meters) from us
  • Secure locked parking at 94 rue Haute available.  Inquire at time of booking.
  • The short stroll to the jetty and the beach.

TV report on France 5 - Summer 2013