PITCH – LEHFED

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Lo­cated 55km north east of Beirut, set in a beau­ti­ful moun­tain­ous land­scape, Lehfed vil­lage is the birth­place of the be­at­i­fied Estephan Nehme and con­tains an ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Ma­ronite monastery ded­i­cated to (Mar Elias). This monastery was the seat of the Pa­tri­arch John VI Lehfed be­tween 1251 and 1254. Nearby is the vil­lage of where Saint Char­bel lived and was buried after his death in 1898.

SLEEP St. Eli­jah An­naya Lehfed Coun­try Club

is a beau­ti­ful green spot for camp­ing (03 324202, Le­hfed­coun­tryclub), where campers can en­joy plenty of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the day, and spend even­ings around a camp fire.

EAT

Plan a pic­nic or have a snack at Lehfed Coun­try Club or in the beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral site of For a typ­i­cal Le­banese mezze, eat at (03 398644).

SEE Moun­tazah Mar Chal­lita. Elio Restau­rant

The dis­trict of By­b­los is a rich area, full of in­ter­est­ing sites. On your way to Lehfed, visit the con­vent of in An­naya, the sanc­tu­ary of Saint Char­bel, and the Her­mitage of Saints Peter and Paul, along with the many his­tor­i­cal churches of Lehfed. A small hike will take you to an old monastery ded­i­cated to built be­tween old oak trees over­look­ing the vil­lage.

Saint Sabas,

Saint Maron

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