Rue Verdun

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BLOM Bank Headquarters on Verdun

Rue Verdun, or Verdun Street, is an upscale commercial and residential street in Beirut, Lebanon.[1]

The street, which is a major shopping center and tourist attraction, was named in honor of the Battle of Verdun during World War I. However, "Verdun" remains the street's unofficial name. It is officially named Rachid Karami Street, after Lebanon's late Prime Minister who was assassinated during the Lebanese Civil War.

Christmas decorations on Verdun Street
The interior of a Verdun shopping center


  • Lycée Franco-Libanais Verdun - one of Beirut's most prominent Francophone schools.
  • The Druze Center - the seat of the high sheik of the Druze Sect in Lebanon.
  • The "Rashid Karami" memorial statue- the man the street is named after.
Sidewalk Cafes along Verdun Street
Security guards on a shopping center entrance



Verdun is home to a number of hotels, including:


Verdun is home to some of the most important fashion boutiques and retail chains.[2]


The area is full of dining options, catering to upscale and budget needs, and everything in-between. In addition, there are numerous cafes and coffee shops located there as well.

The area does not offer much in the way of nightlife, with little or no clubs, bars, or pubs in the area.

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Coordinates: 33°53′10″N 35°29′01″E / 33.8861°N 35.4836°E / 33.8861; 35.4836