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  Escaliers St Nicolas & the art festival (June 06)
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  • Escaliers St Nicolas & the art festival (June 06) - Beirut
      Escaliers St Nicolas & the art festival (June 06)
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  • Up the steps of St Nicolas (June 06) - Beirut
      Up the steps of St Nicolas (June 06)
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  • Looking down - June 06 - Beirut
      Looking down - June 06
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The 202 steep steps (escaliers) of St Nicolas connect rue Gouraud in Gemmayzé with the parallel rue Sursock in Achrafieh. Up the hill, rue Sursock runs through a quaint part of the Archrafieh neighbourhood, which contains residences, gardens and museums. Since 1999 every month of June, the Steps of Saint Nicolas has hosted its annual arts festival in which many local artists exhibit their work right on the steps. Unfortunately, when I visited in June 2006, it was early evening when all of the artists had packed up for the day. It is advisable to come early in the day and to descend the steps from the top in Achrafieh, rather than climb from down below in Gemmayzé as I foolishly had done, unless of course you want the exercise!

Address: Escaliers St Nicolas, Gemmayzé/Achrafieh

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  • Updated Feb 7, 2010
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