Today we awoke at two....With half the day gone we decided to do some shopping in the Marais and visit the Musee Carnavalet. Our first stop was the Guerlain store, a store made famous for housing some of the worlds finest quality perfumes accompanied with breathtaking window displays. Guerlain is said to be one of the worlds oldest esteemed perfumeries founded in Paris all the way back in 1828. After burning two rather large holes in our pockets our lipsticks in hand we traveled just down the road to visit the Musee Carnavalet. Anyone interested in attempting to understand Paris's complex history should pay a visit to the Museum Carnavalet. Housed within the walls of two very large Renaissance era mansions the Musee Carnavelet spans over one hundred rooms. The museum has a permanent collection that traces the history across many eras and Paris. And best of all the entrance is free of charge, a definite perk after an afternoon of shopping in Paris!