So, how to make the best use of two hours in this enormous, world-renowned museum?
And, it worked! Or at least, I saw those highlights that I chose at the beginning and I don't know what I did not see, so I am not complaining about missing anything specific. Highlights of Louvre for me included Winged Victory, the Italian sculpture, Hammurabi's Code, and the Egyptian gallery. Of these, I was awestruck by Winged Victory and it made the single biggest impression on me.
Our class also took a bus tour, a boat trip, stopped at the Eiffel Tower, saw Notre Dame (from the outside), picked up lunch at a Patisserie, browsed a little during our 45 minutes of free time, and had a wonderful dinner together at a restaurant that specializes in serving groups.
Paris is certainly a city like no other that I had ever visited before.