You are here:

Beiteddine holidays

An hour south-east of Beirut is the magnificent palace of Beiteddine, now the summer residence of the Lebanese president, Emile Lahoud. Built by an Italian architect in the late 18th century, this palace mixes both Arab and Italian baroque styles. During the Israeli occupation of Beirut and its environs, the palace reportedly lost most of its belongings, but the exterior and the mosaic work inside is still intact (Jousiffe, 197-98). During the summer it hosts a music and arts festival which draws international attractions such as Placido Domingo and Tito Puente.

Explore Beiteddine

Click on your destination of interest

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

The 9 islands of the Azores: a brief guide

20 May 22

Nine islands in the middle of the Atlantic promise an experience of Portugal a world away from Lisbon or the Algarve. In

Read more

Why you should visit Uzbekistan

9 May 22

Uzbekistan: a vibrant stop on the Silk Route, a crossroads between east and west, and the metropole of a medieval empire. This

Read more

A guide to Bhutan’s fantastic festivals

3 May 22

The best time to visit Bhutan is undoubtedly during one of its colourful annual festivals (tshechus). It’s a chance to gain greater

Read more

7 reasons to visit Kenya with Cox & Kings

17 Mar 22

Jen Morris shares seven highlights of a small-group tour that took her from Mount Kenya to the Masai Mara. Sunsets & sunrises

Read more

Begin your journey

Contact one of our expert sales consultant.

020 7873 5000

Request a brochure

Order your copy of the brochure to see the world come to life in print.