For so long in Paris' shadow, Marseille has spent recent years honing its style CV with award-winning architecture, chic restaurants, fashionable rooftop clubs and bars, and top-notch shopping. Design fans will agree, the city has never looked so good.
The lacey veil that enshrouds architect Rudy Ricciotti's MuCEM has made this museum one of the city's most eyecatching attractions.
Come for the photo ops but stay for a vibrant exhibition programme, including Graffiti in the Mediterranean (until 8 January). Eurostar travellers get 2 for 1 on tickets.
Top food critics weep at Michelin-starred Mazzia's exquisite creations.
The emphasis is on fresh vegeta bles and seafood, with a touch of African and Asia spice. Book a bar seat to watch the kitchen's culinary artists at work. Tasting menus €35 – €110.
On summers' evenings, party seekers head to the rooftops, soaking in panoramic views of the city and the sea.
Dance from sunset to 2am to top DJs at waterfront R2, or chill with a Sunday brunch under its shady parasols.
This centrally located boutique showcases a carefully curated selection of furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, homewares and lifestyle, displaying a cosy, fresh Scandi aesthetic.
Alongside international names such as Tom Ford, Normann, and Bang & Olufsen, you'll find young, upcoming eurotalent.