FIRST TOURIST

Michelle and Girls Visit Eiffel Tower

Their high-security lodgings at the US embassy may be unique, but first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are touring France the same way any American tourist would—starting with a visit to Paris' Eiffel Tower yesterday. The Obama ladies arrived in Paris last night before charting a course to Normandy to be with the president for his D-Day memorials. To the delight of surprised onlookers, Michelle and the girls made their unannounced visit to the Eiffel Tower last night. The first family intends to spend another night at America's Paris Embassy and to tour the Notre Dame Cathedral -- and sample some Parisian cuisine—after Normandy ceremonies conclude. The president will jet back to Washington straight away, but Michelle and the girls will be sightseeing until Monday. No word on how they'll spend Sasha's birthday, but they'll be in France for it.