Lovely tender: Artcurial to auction riviera shuttles

Fancy a quick flit from the pool to the beach without being caught by the prying paparazzi? It's no problem with the stylish riviera shuttles to be offered at Artcurial’s Monaco auction on 22 July.

Prince Rainier III of Monaco, too, was always fascinated by these casual Italian cabriolets

Even Brigitte Bardot knew how to appreciate the advantages of a small, drop-top beach-hopper. She was often seen at the wheel of a cute Autobianchi Eden ROC; once famously photographed for the magazine 'Jour de France', plunging the Fiat 500-based convertible into the limelight.

Prince Rainier III of Monaco, too, was always fascinated by these casual Italian cabriolets – his very own 1968 Bianchina will go under the hammer at this Monaco auction. Another sixties eye-catcher on offer is the Cerulean Blue baby Isetta, converted for beach use by Moretti, and known for its signature blue-and-white-striped fabric awning.

These cars will be offered for sale along with several other dinky classics pitched at affordable prices. So, if you're planning a summer in the sun and need the perfect car to nip from your berth to the beach, Artcurial's Monaco auction on 22 July could be the ideal place for you.