The Three Corniches

Monaco Tourist Information and Travel Guide

The three ancient roads or "Corniche" that hug the rugged mountainside connecting Monaco with France are the:

  1. Lower Corniche (Basse Corniche)
  2. Middle Corniche (Moyenne Corniche)
  3. Upper Corniche (Grande Corniche)

The Basse Corniche passes through the picturesque fishing town of Villefranche and small towns such as Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Three Corniches to Monaco
The Three Corniches leading to Monaco

The Moyenne Corniche rises to an elevation of around 1,200 feet and features spectacular views of the Mediterranean towns. The "Eagles Nest" is located on the Moyenne Cornice.

The Grand Corniche passes through the mountainside town of Roquebrune.

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