One of our JA's lives in quite a nice apartment, but the stairs to the fourth level are really steep and rickety and the walls are peeling and not very nice. Each step is only about 5" wide. They look much nicer and less steep in the picture.
I'll bet lots of you recognize this store. Claire's carries the same type of merchandise as in the states.
The following are pictures of eating places that surround Auchan where we often shop.
Notice that the shopping carts are all locked together. If you want to use one, you must put in a euro and unlock the cart. You can retrieve your euro after you finish shopping and lock up your cart.