Corniche

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For other uses, see Corniche (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Cornice.
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 Beirut Corniche

Around the World[edit]

France[edit]

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.

Lebanon[edit]

The avenue that runs along the western and northern coast of the Beirut peninsula is colloquially called Corniche Beirut.

Oman[edit]

The promenade along the waterfront in Muttrah, Muscat is known as The Corniche.

Qatar[edit]

The promenade that runs for several kilometers along the Doha Bay of Doha is colloquially called Doha Corniche.

United Arab Emirates[edit]

The promenade that runs from the Emirates Palace Hotel to the fish market in Abu Dhabi is colloquially called the Corniche.

Several other waterfront roads and promenades in the U.A.E. are also referred to as Corniche, including the Deira Corniche and the Jumeirah Corniche.

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External links[edit]

The dictionary definition of corniche at Wiktionary