The luxurious Hôtel-Dieu is perched just behind Marseille’s Hôtel de Ville, overlooking the Vieux Port from Le Panier. This five-star hotel occupies what was once an 18th-century hospital—and history oozes from every pore. It’s now managed by the InterContinental Group with aplomb. As well as modern, minimalist guest rooms with superb views, guests may enjoy the indoor pool and sea view bistro Les Fenêtres. Pick of the eateries is gastronomic restaurant Alcyone, where Michelin-starred superchef Lionel Levy invented the Milkshake de Bouillabaisse, a new take on the classic Marseille dish.