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Not to be confused with Cornice.
For other uses, see Corniche (disambiguation).
Storm King Mountain, as seen from across the Hudson River. A corniche carrying NY State Rte 218 is visible on the left.

The Hawk's Nest corniche on NY Route 97
This corniche, known as the Hawk's Nest carries NY Route 97 above the Delaware River.

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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