Bags were stowed and we set off to explore. We marveled at the Winged Victory of Samothrace that greeted us at the stop of the marble staircase. Then on to the Madonna of the Rocks, made famous most recently in the DaVinci Code and the Mona Lisa. The crowds were unbelievable surrounding the painting. It was interesting to see how David's painting of the Coronation of Napoleon differed from the one we saw at Versailles. The ever graceful Venus de Milo was another highlight.
We left the museum around 15:00 and headed for another one of Paris' magnificent sights, Notre Dame. We arrived as Mass was being said and were awed by the solemnity of the place as well as the grandeur of the building. Travelers said: big, beautiful, breathtaking (Jackie), peaceful (Mrs. Barber), awe (Ms. Montrois), ethereal (Ms. Barber), spiritual (Mrs. Milos)' and majestic.
A short walk through the Latin Quarter before dinner yielded some hats and pastries. On to dinner and then a boat ride on the Seine.