Début-du-siècle Beirut

Built on ancient lands, Beirut is a Mediterranean capital sitting at the crossroads of trade, culture, and history.  During the French Mandate in the early 20th Century, the city saw a great building boom and acquired its well-known moniker of the Paris of the Middle East.  The unique French influence laid over centuries-old Mediterranean styles gave Beirut the sophisticated feel which stretches into the present day.

Abdel Wahab al-Inglizi Street is one of the best surviving examples of this architectural period.  Once a garden district, the neighborhood still echoes of a time past.