Etymology:Syriac origin, "Qaytoneh" or "Qatouleh", meaning "summering" or "killers"
Located on a hill surrounded by a pine forest, Qaytouleh offers hilly and green landscapes. In this preserved village, particular care is taken to the red-tiled pretty houses, old churches, small streets, a miniature souk and many lovely stairs. Qaytouleh is characterized by its cultural aspect since the famous Lebanese poet Ounsi el-Hajj was born there. A southern village that is worth visiting.
- Mar Mikhael church built in 1811
- Mar Jeryes church
- The pine forest surrounding the village
- Pine nuts, olives, olive oil, soap and charcoal production
- A local festival at the occasion of Mar-Mikhael’s feast at the end of August
- The hiking trail, section 21, Niha (Chouf)-Jezzine, 11.8 km (LMT association)
- The restaurant of la Maison de la forêt: a good Lebanese cuisine in this ecolodge located amidst the amazing Bkassine pine forest.
- The Maronite convent of Saydet Machmoucheh dating from 1732 and one of the most famous convents in southern Lebanon
- The green valley of Bisri, sheltering the remains of a Roman temple