Recommended routes Lebanon


Recommended routes Lebanon

A week in Lebanon

Beirut

    • Walk around the shopping district of Hamra and the nearby American University AUB district
    • The National Museum of Beirut (not to be missed!)
    • Walk on the Raouché corniche with the famous "pigeon cave"
    • The Étoile district and rue Monot for the evening: many bars, restaurants and nightclubs

      The coast north of Beirut

      Byblos

        • Medieval town
        • Archaeological remains

          Tripoli

            • The old town: the souks in the old Khans (caravanserai) and the souk Al Araj "covered market"
            • The mosqueGilles built by the crusaders

              The beaches between Byblos and Tripoli

              The Qadîsha Valley, the Holy Valley

                • The sumptuous natural landscapes of the valley
                • The chapels of Mart Chmouni, Saïdet Haouqa and Saïdet Ed Darr, the convent of Deïr es Salîb, Deïr Mar Antonios Qozhaiya, Deïr Mâr Elichaa and Deïr Qannoubîne
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                • The Khalil Gibran museum in the village of Bcharré
                • The medieval village of Edhen (famous souk)
                • The highest village in Lebanon: Bqaa-Kafra, the cave of Qadîsha
                • Cedars in Arz Er Rabb

                  The Bekaa plain

                    • The ancient temples of Baalbeck (not to be missed)
                    • The town of Zahlé and its surroundings: typical architecture, artisan souks, caravanserais, gastronomic and wine-growing area (Bardawni restaurants, wine cellars)
                    • The Umayyad site of Aânjar

                      Le Chouf and South Lebanon

                        • Moussa Castle a little before Deir El Kamar
                        • The Emir's Palace in Beiteddine
                        • Tire the Phoenician city: the Roman remains
                        • The city of Saïda (ancient Sidon): visit the castle of the sea on the port, the souks, the great mosque and the necropolises
                        • The beaches south of Beirut - day: to Damour and Jiyeh

                          Fifteen days in Lebanon

                          Beirut

                            • Walk around the shopping district of Hamra and the nearby American University AUB district
                            • The National Museum of Beirut (not to be missed)
                            • Visit of the Christian quarter Achrafieh, visit of the Sursock museum, a superb mansion from the beginning of the XNUMXth century and break at Sassine square
                            • Corniche Raouché district with the famous "pigeon cave"
                            • The Étoile district and rue Monot for the evening: many bars, restaurants and nightclubs

                              The surroundings of Beirut

                                • Jeïta caves
                                • The Romano-Byzantine site of Deir El Qalaa overlooking Beirut (Beit Mery)

                                  The Chouf

                                    • The Emir's Palace in Beiteddine
                                    • Moussa castle a little before Deir El Kamar, a village with typical architecture
                                    • Barouk and his cedar grove

                                      The coast north of Beirut

                                      Byblos

                                        • Medieval town
                                        • Archaeological remains
                                        • The beaches of Byblos: Abou Philippe, Tam Tam Beach ...

                                          Tripoli

                                            • The old town: the souks in the old Khans (caravanserais) and the souk Al Araj “covered market”
                                            • The mosqueGilles built by the crusaders
                                            • The port of El Mina and the Palm Island reserve
                                            • The beaches of Tripoli: Pearl Beach towards Batroun, Las Salinas in Enfé and the beaches of El Mina in the north

                                              The Qadîsha Valley, the Holy Valley

                                                • The sumptuous natural landscapes of the valley
                                                • The chapels of Mart Chmouni, Saïdet Haouqa and Saïdet Ed Darr, the convent of Deïr es Salîb, Deïr Mar Antonios Qozhaiya, Deïr Mâr Elichaa and Deïr Qannoubîne
                                                • L & rsquoSimeon
                                                • The Khalil Gibran museum in the village of Bcharré
                                                • The medieval village of Edhen (famous souk)
                                                • The highest village in Lebanon: Bqaa-Kafra
                                                • The cave of Qadîsha
                                                • Cedars in Arz Er Rabb

                                                  North Lebanon: The Akkar

                                                    • The city of Arqa: huge archaeological tell dating from the Neolithic period (over 6 years old)
                                                    • Lunch stop in Qoubayat, Maronite stronghold of the region, nearby, the holy valley of Helsban and its small churches such as Mar Challita
                                                    • The village of Aal and its palace fortress

                                                      The Bekaa plain

                                                        • The ancient temples of Baalbeck (must see)
                                                        • The Roman village of Furzol and the caves of Wadi El Habis (valley of the hermit) used as a place of worship in the early Christian and Byzantine eras
                                                        • The city of ZahléThomas), the village of Saghbine and Lake Qaraoun
                                                        • The Umayyad site of Aânjar

                                                          South Lebanon

                                                          • The citadel of the Chehab emirs in the medieval Druze town of Hasbaya and the valley of Wadi El Taym: the potters' village: Rachaya Al Foukhar, the Druze shrine of Khalwat El Badaya, the door of Fatima in Kfar Kila; the plain of Marjayoun and restoration along the Hasbani river

                                                          Tire and its surroundings

                                                            • Tire the Phoenician city: the Roman remains, the Ottoman caravanserai, the Christian quarter; fish and seafood restaurants on the port
                                                            • The sandy beaches around Tire
                                                            • Qana, symbolic village which is the site of the biblical wedding of Christ

                                                              Saïda and its surroundings

                                                                • The city of Saïda (former Sidon): the castle of the sea on the port, the souks, the great mosque and the necropolises
                                                                • The Phoenician temple dedicated to the healing god of Echmoun
                                                                • Saïda's beaches: Oceana, Bamboo Bay, Jonas ...




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