The word corniche comes from French and is used in several countries and languages ​​to describe a coastal, shore or cliff road. It is often one of the main shopping streets of the city or a promenade for walks. There are also roads so designated, who have a slope on one side of a mountain and on the other side.

In many Arab countries Corniche runs along a river, a coastline or a port. The Arabic name for Corniche is كورنيش.

Major cities and towns with a Corniche:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Alexandria ( on the Mediterranean )
  • Aswan
  • Corniche Beirut on the Mediterranean in Beirut
  • Cannes ( the Mediterranean )
  • Casablanca ( the Atlantic )
  • Doha
  • Jeddah
  • Cairo ( on the Nile )
  • Corniche in Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Luxor
  • Maadi
  • Marseilles
  • Muscat ( Muttrah )
  • Monaco ( the Mediterranean )

As the " Corniche " road between the Col d' Aubisque passes and Col du Soulor is referred to in the French Pyrenees. It runs halfway up the rock face of the Cirque du Litor.

  • Road type
  • French phrase