I came back Tues from 2 weeks in Nice at the Roosevelt [really a ten out of ten hotel, and the same for the whole trip]. Regret to inform that I went to the Cat's Whiskers Book Store just a few days before it permanently closed. The woman who has it [22 years] has had to give way to Kindle and to changes in travelers [backpackers few, middle class+ high]. She will continue to sell monthly in that book market.
For anyone searching re safety in solo traveling in Nice, absolutely safe. Walked everywhere I could [lost four pounds], walked late at night - never worried once.
As the dollar is just so broken these days, I economized re restaurants. Having a sandwich sitting by the sea is incomparable. Thanks to those who recommended the Nissart. I was there four times, ate well, paid comparatively little. Davia did not impress. And one night when I truly needed just hot soup [man who sat beside me on the plane over sneezing/coughing up a storm and, of course, I picked it up briefly] went to O'Palermo - 12 euros for a bowl of over-stewed minestrone. Other than that, so very much is available for so little in euros that the whole trip turned out to be a bargain [other than the sweaters I charged]. Even found an 11AM raining Sunday Grappeli-style concert at the Opera House: 7 euros. As it continued to rain, Lafayette [sp?] store helpfully open. The "gourmet" section fun. All of Nice amazingly beautiful. And, "NiceLife," found your information on Virtual Tourist: thanks.
Questions [and I have thought this on all my trips to Paris over the years]: the dogs are so uniformly well-behaved, but there are no signs for obedience schools. How is that done? Ditto for the kids: not once did I encounter a child/toddler having a temper tantrum, a fit, carrying on, attention-demanding.