Syriac origin, "Zayno", meaning "weapon"

A typical village of the Batroun region, Zane is set in a preserved environment, overlooking beautiful green hills. It is home to old stone houses and charming monuments in an area famous for its rich history and tradition. Characterized by a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, the heart of the village has an old church, an imposing oak tree and a cozy little outdoor bar which makes it an ideal meeting place for the inhabitants. Near the church, stands a remarkable stone and red-tile dwelling, since 1860, highlighting the charm of this site. A stroll in the flowery streets of Zane will allow the visitor to admire the small stone houses shaded under the vines.

Must-do things
Architectural Heritage
  • Mar Youhanna el-Maamadane church with its old oak
  • The traditional Lebanese house adjoining the church and dating from 1860
Natural Heritage
  • Maquis landscapes characterizing the Middle Batroun region
Where To Eat
  • Diwan al-Hassoun: In a friendly and animated atmosphere, this Lebanese family restaurant located in Chabtine offers a good selection of mezzes.
  • Ixsir: Set on a hillside surrounded by vineyards in the village of Jran, this beautiful winery comprised an upscale restaurant that offers international and Lebanese buffet cuisine. Don’t miss the visit of the cellars.
  • Tawlet Biomass: In the beautiful setting of Biomass domain in Jrebta, you will taste excellent local Lebanese dishes, buffet style, with organic products from the farm of Biomass, on a beautiful terrace surrounded by greenery.
  • Tafla: Nestled in lush greenery with stunning sea views, this inviting guest house, located in Smar Jbeil, offers home-cooked food. Call to book and notify the hosts.
  • Several fish and seafood restaurants in Old Batroun harbor, including Oysters and the hotel’s restaurant, L’auberge de la mer.
  • To have a drink: The friendly bar on the central square of the village of Zane, facing an old oak. Opens on public holidays and weekends.
Nearby sites and villages
  • The Crusader citadel of Smar Jbeil built in the 12th century, with its cistern and tombs carved into the rock
  • The beautiful village of Assia, famous for its pottery craft
  • The labelled villages of Sourat, Kfarhay and Rachana