Is the art of "restomod" becoming a genuine trend? It’s a big question, raised by the launch last week of three "new" cars, all with one thing in common: they bring genuine icons of the XXth century to the year 2017.

Test Drive

A compact German runaround with a budget price tag could be the latest addition to the growing selection of small electric city cars. The e.Go Life is billed as a four-seater vehicle with a small electric motor that's perfectly suited to urban driving. The price is announced at €15,900 (excluding government incentives that may apply).

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.