You’re on the second floor of a tall 18th-century building in the historic centre of Honfleur – this used to be a tobacco-drying barn and warehouse owned by a local shipowner.
Light pours in from three large windows which look out onto a courtyard and neighbouring rooftops. Unwind on a comfy sofa in the open-plan living area – Isabelle, who lives nearby, leaves you guides to the city – or cook simple dinners in the efficient kitchen using produce from the weekly farmers’ market just down the alley.
Stumble along the cobbled streets lined with shops, art galleries and a fine arts museum with a good collection of Impressionist paintings. You can walk to the beach in 15 minutes or take a boat trip along the estuary.