Today we went to see some of the first department stores that are still around from the 19th century. They had massive stained glass domes and were extremely decadent and detailed. On the way there we got to take the Metro and see the Opera house. In that part of Paris it is easy to see Haussmann influence on the city. There are a lot of stores in that area and it is Le Soldes (the sales) so the whole area was very busy. Later when we got back to our homestead we had the most amazing dinner. We had quiche for and appetizer, then this cheesy-baked potato dish that was pure goodness, then cheese and bread (of course), and for dessert we had fruit and cookies that were amazing.