September 6, 2006
After visiting the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, I walked down the Champs-Elysees to the Louvre. Once the largest palace in the world and now the largest museum in the world, it is the home of the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. It contains over 400,000 works of art, 35,000 of which are on permanent display. I spent several hours in the Louvre and then it was only a 15 minute walk along the Seine River to Notre Dame Cathedral.