President Barack Obama enjoyed an authentic French feast with his family in Paris -- and footed the bill himself!
The Commander-in-Chief got flack after the cost of his NYC date (75K) with First Lady Michelle Obama was made public last week. During their visit to France, Obama paid for his family to enjoy foie gras, lamb and steak at a small Parisian bistro.
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.