My birthday started in Paris with mild day of tourism followed by dinner at McDonald’s at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. Following that classy feast, I left for Marseille for proper French cuisine. That was followed by a night of drinking around Vieux Port. I woke up bright and early the next morning ready to explore Marseille. The first order of business was to take photos from the terrace at the IC Marseille. The view was spectacular, requiring more than a few photos. In turn, I decided to extend the birthday celebration and ordered a bottle of champagne and a fine cigar. Even if you are not staying at the IC Marseille, I recommend going there on a sunny day for a drink or an espresso. The bill for this detour was 140 euros, money well spent.