The name means “The Convent of the moon “before it was “Dar Al Qamar” which meant “The Abode of the Moon “, for there was a Roman temple devoted to the moon, at the site of the present convent and church Saidt El Talle.
It extends over the hills of the Barouk Mountain and covers a range of 550 km2, or about 5.3% of the area of Lebanon. The reserve includes the cedar forests of Lebanon from Barouk, Maaser el Chouf and Ain Zhalta. 30 – 45 min.
Beiteddine is one of the must-see sites in Lebanon. There stands an elegant Moorish palace, worthy of the Thousand and One Nights.
Distance from Beirut: Deir El Qamar 38 KM – Beiteddine 41 KM