It has to be said that the small single room on the top floor really is small, and in summer receives afternoon and evening sun, making it quite hot - but there is a generous wardrobe and the space is used efficiently.
A very friendly welcome, with suggestions for local attractions and places to eat nearby, but also each morning during our visit of three days we could talk about what we had done and what our plans were, and receive help in travel arrangements to various places we wanted to see. L'Abri du Passant is conveniently near the Metro which provides a frequent service to Lille, but is in a quiet street. The larger rooms are spacious and comfortable with decent sized bathrooms with natural light. The breakfast includes a great range of conserves and jams, croissants, bread, baguettes, fruit, and tea or coffee, served at a communal table in a large and airy room - excellent for sharing conversations with Natalie (the proprietress) or other guests.