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A corniche is a road on the side of a cliff or mountain, with the ground rising on one side of the road and falling away on the other. The word comes from the French route à corniche or road on a ledge.
The road that runs roughly between Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (east of Nice France) along the sea to Monaco has been colloquially called The Corniche. Another road to the north that parallels it is formally called the Moyenne Corniche.
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