Day 8 in France (Sept 9). What to feature from a visit to the Louvre? How about a beheading? Here is "Salome with the Head of John the Baptist" by Bernardino Luini.
We took a guided tour, which was a fast paced tour that allowed us to see the three most famous works, the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo. We didn't spend much time in any one place, but it was a good intro to the museum
Honestly, what can you say about the Louvre? Every work is more stunning than the last.