I loved Marseille! Three hours after arrival one of our backpacks got stolen. The railway police was so nice to discover it and give it back to us, even before we realized what had happened. The funny thing is that after taking us to the main police station for filing a complaint, they gave us a city tour in police car and even found us a nice youth hostel. Love it, but always keep your eyes open.
I have been to many beautiful places, but every time I get back to Bruges I am amazed by the charm of it. Impressive that it still awakes that feeling, even though I have lived there most of my life (which of course means I could be seriously biased).