Syriac origin, "Bano", meaning "the bath"

A small village in the north, Bane enchants the visitor with a contrast of greatness and humbleness that seems to emanate from it. Perched at an altitude of 1450m above the Holy Valley of Qadisha, a high place of spirituality, it bathes in a quiet and friendly atmosphere. Its charming square, clean lanes, traditional houses and apple orchards offer a pleasant perspective in the middle of an imposing nature. Martha, the heroine of the first novel of the famous writer and poet Gibran Khalil Gibran, was from Zane. This village deserves a visit on the road from Ehden to Bcharreh.

Must-do things
Architectural Heritage
  • Mar Jeryes church
  • Saydet el-Ha’leh church
  • Mar Youssef convent
Natural Heritage
  • The Qadisha Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to a significant number of historic monasteries and hermitages in a unique natural setting
  • The apple, pear, plum and cherry orchards
Cultural Heritage
  • The village local celebrations held for the feast of the assumption on the 15 of August
  • All hikes available as part of the holy valley of Qadisha
Where To Eat
  • Al-Fardaouss: a very tasty Lebanese cuisine, typical of the North, on a terrace with
    a panoramic view of the Convent Saints Serge and Bacchus and the village of Ehden.
Nearby sites and villages
  • The Cedars of God forest inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Horsh Ehden Natural Reserve created in 1992, 1500m above sea level, and offering an exceptional biodiversity of flora (cedar, fir, oak, maples …) and wildlife (wolf, wild cat, hyena, porcupine …)
  • The Cedars ski resort
  • The labelled villages of Bcharreh, Hasroun and Ehden