An American Family in Paris: The Obamas Become Parisian Tourists
The Obamas may be American royalty, but they’re spending their time as Parisian tourists this week.
Wrapping up his six-day trip abroad to the Middle East, Germany and the beaches of Normandy, the President joined First Lady Michelle and Malia and Sasha at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris, where they’re staying.
The First Family’s tour of Paris began early Saturday evening at the Notre Dame cathedral, while on Sunday (which was Sasha’s 8th birthday) they took in the city’s best view atop the Pompidou Center.
“I would love nothing more than to have a leisurely week in Paris, stroll down the Seine, take my wife out to a nice meal, have a picnic in Luxembourg Gardens,” he said after taking his wife to dinner near the Eiffel Tower. “Those days are over, for the moment.”