I have stayed in several B&B's but this one is one of the most outstanding. We were picked up from the metro station, and dropped off there as well, which is very good if you are carrying luggage. We had breakfast there 3 mornings. Every morning there was a different kind of home baked bread, a new beautifully designed set of cups and plates, a new tasty home made sweet pastry and jams. The effort this must take, makes you feel really appreciated as a guest.
The whole house, including the rooms, is spotless. I had my own bathroom in the room opposite my bedroom, including a nice and clean shower, facilities to make your own tea or coffee, a fresh bottle of water and enough space to move around comfortably. Eveything looks brand new.
The beds are very comfy, the room bright and airy, with in its window day fresh flowers from the beautiful garden surrounding the house.
The hostess, Isabelle, is really painstakingly taking care of the house. This is why it is so immaculate.
The Lille metro system is brilliant, just be aware that the last bus to La Maison du Héron is leaving somewhere between 20 en 21 hours. The walk from metro station Jean Jaurès, however, takes you only about 15 minutes. If you do catch the bus, the stop is practically at the front door. Isabelle must have almost more information than the Tourist Office. She knows all about public transport, has all kinds of maps of the town and region, gives you tips on what to go see and can answer any question.
Because of its location and service, La Maison de Héron is a great escape from the lively centre of Lille and a nice and quiet safe haven. Truely, I am not exaggerating. Go there and see for yourself.