The Obamas' Tour de France

President Barack Obama flew his family to France to attend the commemorations marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day, honoring Allied soldiers who gave their lives during WWII.

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During their trip, First Lady Michelle Obama took daughters Malia and Sasha sightseeing in Paris, where they visited the Eiffel Tower. Mrs. Obama also spent a date night with the President at La Fontaine de Mars, a romantic bistro in the City of Lights.

At the D-Day commemoration, Mrs. Obama chatted with French First Lady Carla Bruni. The women both chose belted white dresses for the occasion. Michelle wore a white sheath dress topped with a coat and Jimmy Choo heels, while Carla donned a cap-sleeved Dior dress.

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The Obamas' Tour de France

Friday, June 5: Leaving Germany

Barack Obama departs Germany en route to Paris. The President and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had visited Buchenwald, the former Nazi concentration camp where more than 56,000 prisoners died.

Friday, June 5: Touring the Eiffel Tower

The First Family -- minus President Obama -- enjoy a day of sightseeing at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Saturday, June 6: Arriving in Caen

The President and First Lady step off Air Force One upon their arrival in Caen. He joined the leaders of Britain and France and hundreds of World War II veterans Saturday to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day the beaches of Normandy.

Saturday, June 6: First Family Photo Op

French First Lady Carla Bruni, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama pose for photos at the Caen Prefecture.

Saturday, June 6: Addressing the Crowd

The President delivered a speech before 9,000 people, including 200 U.S. D-Day veterans, at a clifftop graveyard in northern France. This location has become a symbol of America’s sacrifice for Europe’s freedom.

Saturday evening, June 6: Dinner in Paris

The President and First Lady ate at this Parisian restaurant near the Eiffel Tower. They were served water, Coke and table wine to accompany foie gras, lamb, and steak with shallots.

Saturday, June 6: Touring Notre Dame Cathedral

A police boat is seen in front of the Notre Dame cathedral, where the First Family took a tour.

Sunday, June 7: Visiting the Pompidou Centre

The First Family spent 90 minutes inside the museum, and at one point the President was seen waving from a glassed-in walkway that provides a sweeping view of the city.

Sunday, June 7: Returning Home

His whirlwind European tour behind him, President Obama walks across the South Lawn after disembarking from Marine One.