( CNN) As a young model in the mid-1 990 s, Melania Trump lived in Paris, France, taking jobs in the hopes of breaking into the fashion industry. On Thursday, she returned to her age-old stomping grounds as first lady of the United States, wearing couture Christian Dior and dining on steak and souffle at a gourmet Eiffel Tower eaterywith the French President and first lady.

Kicking off her brief visit to the City of Light, a ceremonial trip-up alongside her husband to celebrate Bastille Day at the summon of French President Emannuel Macron, Melania Trump went to Necker Hospital to spend time with sick infants.

“My visit with individual patients was very special, and I will continue to keep them all in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recuperation, ” she said in an official statement.