Test Drive

This year's West Coast automotive extravaganza was all about SUVs, despite Mercedes-Benz's best attempts to steal the limelight with a $350,000+ luxury convertible.

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.