What to see
Despite the changing face of Raouché, it remains one of Beirut’s most charming areas. Look out for the old lighthouse and admire the stunning Rose House, surrounded by regal palms. Explore the old fairground Luna Park, straight out of the ‘50s, and stop for a polaroid in front of the iconic Pigeon Rocks. Afterwards, visit Souffleur (01 365313), the museum of fisherman-turned-collector Ibrahim Najem. His collection includes over 30,000 pieces, from antique rifles to old diving suits.