VILLA AUDI

Lebanon Traveler - - A DAY WITH -

Lo­cated on Achrafieh’s his­toric St Ni­cholas’ Street, Villa Audi was the bank’s head of­fice dur­ing the days of the civil war, when Down­town Beirut was flat­tened. The her­itage build­ing was caught in the cross­fires of war, but sur­vived and though the bank’s head­quar­ters re­lo­cated, Audi has pushed to pre­serve it. It’s been an oc­ca­sional art gallery in the past, once high­light­ing the work of French modernist painter Ge­orges Cyr, but a per­ma­nency will soon be se­cured with plans to trans­form it into a mo­saic mu­seum open to the public.

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