Choose a holiday to Marseille City, and you'll soon see that France’s second biggest metropolis is having a moment. Once poor cousin to Nice
, not everyone appreciated Marseille’s earthy vibe. No longer. It’s bonjour to swanky new museums, designer hotels, galleries and stylish restaurants. European Capital of Culture 2013, Marseille City is getting some ooh la la.
Get your arty fix at any one of Marseille’s museums and galleries, including the incredible Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. There are also trendy boutiques along newly created tree-lined boulevards. Make the most of that shiny blue sea with a boat trip to one of the nearby islands, or a walk over the limestone cliffs of Calanques national park. With beaches, shopping, sunshine and a buzzy nightlife, there are a lot of things to fall in amour within Marseille.