Syriac origin, "Aarmouno", meaning "the small uneven land"

Located in the heart of the Ftouh Keserwan region, Aramoun is rooted in a lush green landscape of large oak forests. The village has had a glorious past and its remnants are still to be seen: Saint Nicholas convent, the Maronite archdiocese, Notre-Dame church and centuries-old mulberry trees, scattered between old stone buildings and exploited until the first half of the 1970s for the production of silk. A stroll in the woods of Aramoun, along its shaded paths, plunges the visitor into an authentic rural setting.

Must-do things
Architectural Heritage
  • The Maronite archdiocese built during the First World War
  • Mar Nqoula church
  • Mar Rouhana convent and church built in 1703, with its millenary oak
  • The dilapidated palace of the Dahdah family
Natural Heritage
  • The pine forest around the village
  • The mulberry trees scattered in the village, a culture once essential for the silk production
  • The water sources
  • The walking trails available in the oak forest
  • The ancient Roman path from Qattine to Ghineh
Where To Eat
  • Kasr el-Sanawbar: on the road to Ghazir, this restaurant offers a good Lebanese cuisine on a peaceful and wooded terrace.
Nearby sites and villages
  • The historic center of the small town of Ghazir
  • The cellars of Muzar Castle in Ghazir
  • The Armenian Catholic convent of Bzoummar dating back to the 18th century
  • The religious sites of Daroun-Harissa
  • The labelled villages of Ghosta, Yahchouch and Dlebta
A little further
  • The ruins of Qalaat Faqra, encompassing a Roman temple dating from the year 43, and Kfardebian’s Natural Bridge
  • Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve which became part of the UNESCO Network of Biosphere Reserves in 2009
  • Jeita Grotto in Nahr el-Kelb valley, an exceptional cave whose lower part was inhabited in prehistoric times
  • Kfardebian ski resort