Paris may be famous for its museums, landmarks and incredible food, but if you’re looking for a new idea for a French city break, why not take a visit to the oldest city in France, Marseille. This port city was founded 2,600 years ago and today you’ll find great shopping, chic restaurants and designer hotels. It’s a great destination all year round with lovely walks in the spring and autumn and beautiful beaches in the summer. Marseille has been endorsed by Booking.com travelers for its museums, culture and food, with hotels, aparthotels and apartments proving the most popular types of accommodation. In 2016, the three nations that sent the most visitors to Marseille were the U.K., Germany and Italy.
Where to stay: Located in the centre of Marseille, Les Appartements du Vieux Port is just 150 yards away from the Old Port and offers guests a fully equipped kitchen and a modern-style décor. An array of restaurants, cafes and shops can be found in the area and the apartments are a short drive from the Opera.