CAMP­ING – AMCHIT

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Amchit is well known for its tra­di­tional houses and old churches. Spread over 27,000m2, (09 622401/2, camp­in­gle­s­colombes.com) was the coun­try’s first of­fi­cial camp­site, es­tab­lished back in 1965. Set on a 40m cliff over­look­ing the sea, the camp­site has di­rect ac­cess to Amchit’s rocky beach.

SLEEP

Stay overnight at the camp­site with your own tent, rent a tent or stay in their two-bed ten­ga­lows, ho­tel rooms or chalets.

EAT

En­joy a meal in front of the sea at the camp­site restau­rant or buy fish from a lo­cal fish­mon­ger and have a bar­be­cue with friends. Al­ter­na­tively, en­joy din­ner at one of the typ­i­cal seafood restau­rants such as (09 620999) or (09 621717).

SEE

Visit the house of the Zakhia fam­ily where Ernest Re­nan, the French his­to­rian and au­thor of “Mis­sion de Phoeni­cie,” stayed in the 19th cen­tury. Take in the beau­ti­ful old houses in­clud­ing those of the La­houd fam­ily, built around 1838. Then take a tour of the vil­lage’s old churches, built on the re­mains of Ro­man tem­ples, such as

Its al­tar has both Greek and Ara­bic in­scrip­tions.

Ge­orge. Camp­ing Les Colombes Ba­bel El Ba­her Chez Zakhia Saint

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