The principality of Monaco is hoping to make automotive obsessives green with envy when it hosts only its second international motor show. However, when the doors open for SIAM 2018 on February 15, visitors will feel green not because the salon will be awash with bespoke Lamborghinis or limited edition Rolls-Royces, but because the event will be focused exclusively on ecological and innovative vehicles.

Test Drive

Revealed a special event in Berlin, the sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo is huge on cabin space, premium fittings and latest-generation driver safety technology, but with prices starting at just €12,975, it's still small in terms of financial outlay.

Travel routes

Between Nice and Menton the mountains plunge sharply down to the sea. Running along these heights are three famous routes: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Basse Corniche. The first affords the most stunning views, climbing to 1,476ft/450m. The second offers beautiful vistas along the shore; while the third provides access to the coastal resorts.