Another Lebanese city that is really worth the detour! Batroun is a perfect city for walkers. This small coastal town charms its visitors with its pretty little streets where ancient houses, old churches, magnificent gardens and a whole range of archaeological remains intermingle.
Located 54 km north of Beirut, Batroun is an essential stopover during a trip to Lebanon. For many, the city is a real favorite that invites you to travel.
It is one of the most interesting cities to visit on the Lebanese coast, along with Jounieh and Byblos. This small town particularly draws its charm from the alleys of its old quarter where small shops and nice restaurants coexist.
In Batroun, a visit to Saint-Etienne Cathedral (Mar Estephan) is a must. Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, this superb century-old cathedral is one of the most beautiful in Lebanon.
For shopping enthusiasts, the old souk of Batroun is a place not to be missed. Built in the 19th century and completely renovated in the early 2000s, the souk has lost none of its authenticity. Butchers, grocers and fruit and vegetable sellers rub shoulders there.
Batroun also has a very impressive cultural side. Witness Saydet al Bahr, a chapel built on the ruins of a Byzantine church. An archaeological vestige that well deserves to bear the name of Lady of the Sea chapel since it is ideally placed by the sea. From this chapel, there is a breathtaking view of the ruins of the Phoenician ramparts.
The charms of Batroun never cease to captivate visitors. Makaad El Mir and the nearby streets are also very charming. Likewise, the neighboring beaches continue to attract tourists and Lebanese on weekends. Among others, you will find Bonita Bay beach, or even lower the beaches of Kfaraabida.