Discover Cairo

THE Antiquities Museum

This museum collect over than 120000 priceless relics and antiques and contains the famous treasure of Tutankhamun’s tomb including a solid gold death mask streaked with blue glass strips imitating lapis lazuli.

 

THE SOUK OF KHAN EL KHALILI

Renowned for its multitude of stalls, khan el khalili souk (XIVs.) Is impregnated with various colors and perfumes. You will wander through lanes cluttered with fabrics, spices before taking a mint tea or a carcadet in one of the many cafes.

 

OLD CAIRO AND THE COPTE DISTRICT

The oldest district of Cairo is a haven of serenity hidden behind walls. The Coptic Museum with its well-preserved icons, the magnificent St. Sergius, St. Barbara and El Moallaqah churches are all curiosities to discover.

 

SAKKARAH AND MEMPHIS

From Memphis, once glorious capital, only a few vestiges of palaces and temples remain, as well as one of the two colossi of Ramses ˡˡ.
At Sakkarah stand the pyramid of Ounas as well as the step pyramid of King Djeser, the oldest of the pyramids.

 

CITADEL AND MOSQES

Former residence of the sultans of Egypt built by saladin at the end of the 12th century to fortify the city against the threat of the Crusaders, the citadel, dominated by the cupolas and minarets of the mosque of Mohamed Ali, contains mosques and palaces.

 

PYRAMIDS AND SPHINX GIZA

On the immense desert plateau of Giza rise the monumental sphinx and the inevitable pyramids of Cheops, Khephren and Mykerinos which constitute one of the purest works of art ever conceived.

 

OASIS OF FAYOUM

This oasis of 1,800 km², one of the largest in Egypt, is considered the garden of Cairo. You will admire fields of vegetables and sugar cane, nut crops, olives and flowers as well as picturesque dovecotes on the edge of the villages.

 

THE WADI NATROUM

A fertile valley in the western desert, Wadi Natroum once housed many monasteries whose white walls stood out against the ocher of the desert. In that of Deir Abu Makar (Saint-Macaire Convent) there are still a hundred monks.