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“A delightful home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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La Petite Folie
44 rue Haute | Saint Catherine Quarter, 14600 Honfleur, France   |  
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Ranked #2 of 65 Honfleur B&B and Inns
Baltimore, Maryland
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“A delightful home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed for two nights at the La Petite Folie. Honfleur was our first stop on a 2 week French adventure. We were a bit frazzled driving out of Paris and arrived early. Not a problem! Catherine greeted us and helped us store our luggage until the apartment was ready. My husband and I, along with our daughter, stayed in the Priscilla apartment. What a beautiful home away from home! It was beautifully comfortable and stylish. Each morning, freshly baked croissants and baguettes were delivered in a cute basket - and they were still warm! The kitchen was well equipped with milk, juices, water, jams, coffee, and butter ~ everything to start our morning out right. The first morning I woke up and walked upstairs to the kitchen/living area. The view of the sunlit - well manicured garden through the large open windows literally took my breath away.

I have stayed many places throughout the world and I can comfortably say this was one of the most beautiful and comfortable places we have ever stayed. Penny and Catherine were friendly and went above and beyond to make our stay one not to forget. Don't hesitate - La Petite Folie is an excellent choice!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

What an amazing, warm place. the perfect spot from which to enjoy the great restaurants of Honfleur and the beautiful sights of Deauville. Penny has fantastic taste and makes you feel instantly comfortable. Catherine is a saint and creates one of the most memorable breakfasts you'll see in France. As honeymooners, we couldnt have been happier with our choice of "the little Folie". Also, Pennys restaurant suggestions were spot on, some of the most delightful places we dined were her suggestions and not ones you'd easily comes across. 5 stars!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We reserved for two nights at La Petitle Folie at the last minute, and we could not have been happier. Our room was wonderful -- beautifully designed, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful, and the people were helpful and charming. Penny, who is American but speaks fluent French, obviously enjoys having guests, and had wonderful tales of living in France. She was helpful in dining and sightseeing suggestions. It was simply perfect!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Boston, Massachusetts
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Unfortunately, we had only 2 short nights at this lovely B&B in beautiful Honfleur. Upon checking in, Catherine was gracious and made us feel immediately welcomed. Penny joined us for breakfast and made the eclectic grouping of guests feel like part of her family while translating in French and English. She provided us with insiders’ advice for visiting Honfleur while also providing reservation assistance as needed. The inn is sparkling clean, well maintained with top quality furnishings and linens. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. The location is in the heart of Honfleur and you can walk to everything. We needed to depart very early in the morning before Catherine’s arrival to the Inn, and Catherine put out a breakfast tray for us the night before, and the coffee was still warm! We were sad that we could not stay longer, however, we will definitely return to beautiful Honfleur and to La Petite Folie some day. Thank you Penny and Catherine for a very amazing stay! You’re the best hosts we’ve ever had. What could have been better? Showing us how to make crepes! Next time, pourquoi pas?

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baldwin, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay. When we arrived we were greeted by Katherine who was extremely helpful and gracious. The B&B is a lovely old home on a narrow street in Honfleur. If you are driving it can be tricky to drive through the crowds walking in the middle of the street but take your time and it is well worth it. Our room was on the second floor and as their website says there is no elevator. Katherine was very strong and helped to carry our bags up the lovely winding staircase.

We stayed in the main building in the Chambre Kiosque. It was a beautiful room in the back of the house overlooking the garden with plenty of space and lots of light coming in through the windows. It was a very quiet room. The bathroom was on the small size but very workable and had a large shower. If I had to complain about something it would be the lack of a mirror in the main room. Once you shower it is impossible to dry your hair in the bathroom. Also there was not a closet, only hooks to hang up your clothes. These were minor details though. Breakfast, which was served in a lovely dining room, was excellent. Take the time in the afternoon to rest in the living room and sample the treats that they provide.

The B&B was in a great location. We walked everywhere. Our hostess Penny was a delight to talk to and extremely knowledgeable about everything to do with Honfleur and many other places in France and the world. Make sure you take her suggestions for dinner. Also, she will send you a list of restaurants when you make your reservation. Take her advice and book at least one in advance.

If our travels take us to Honfleur again we will definitely stay here.

Room Tip: Make sure that you can walk up and down stairs. There are no rooms on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We spent a delightful 4 days in Honfleur, and our experience was totally enhanced by Penny, Thierry and Catherine. La Petite Folie is a B&B in the heart of Honfleur; perfect location, charming rooms, beautiful decor, and a wonderful oasis of a garden out back. Penny and her husband Thierry are gracious and entertaining hosts, but Catherine is the star of the show: manager; croissant baker extraordinaire; and extremely pleasant, knowledgable and helpful in planning adventures in Nomrandy. The entire experience could not have been better, and we are for sure return visitors...I highly recommend La Petite Folie for anyone looking to have an enjoyable, relaxing visit to Normandy.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We had one of those horrible experiences getting out of Paris with me driving. We were very late arriving and even though we had been told we needed to be there between 4p.m. and 7p.m., Penny answered the doorbell and could not have been more gracious. Immediately the stress was gone. We had one of the apartments and it was like a dream come true. My wife and I were so happy with the ambiance as well as the comfort and privacy. One of the best and most reasonable ($) places we stayed while in Europe for three weeks!!!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 44 rue Haute | Saint Catherine Quarter, 14600 Honfleur, France
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Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Honfleur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Honfleur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to La Petite Folie. Located in town center just steps from the old harbor, St Catherine church and our famous saturday market and walking distance to many cafes and restaurants. Five double rooms all with private bathrooms. NOTE we have stairs and no elevator. For security reasons and the comfort of other guests, children under ten are not permitted. Please do not ask us to make an exception to this rule. La Petite Folie is close to the public gardens and the free NATUROSPACE parking lot which has space for 500 vehicles. We may have parking available (on a first come first serve basis) for an additional fee. Please enquire at time of booking. Non smoking and pets are not permitted. ... more   less 
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