Things to see and do - Cairo
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Cairo Travel guide
Cairo : Michelin's recommendations
Let yourself fall under the charm of the thousand faces, multiple identities and striking contrasts of the Arab world's largest metropolis. From the Al-Azhar Mosque to the Khan al-Khalili (the souk), immerse yourself in the ambience of the Fatimid era: madrasas, mosques and beautiful houses with meshrebiyas. Discover, too, the Cairo of the Mamluks in the vicinity of the Saladin Citadel; wander through the quiet Coptic district before returning to the noisy, modern city centred on Midan Tahrir. Finally, the City of the Dead, a veritable city within the city, laid out in a gigantic cemetery, provides another change of scenery. And don't miss the prestigious Egyptian Museum.
Tourist attractions Cairo : Things to see and do
Place Al-Tahrir ET - Al-Qahirah
Some 120 000 pieces recall the history of 5 000 years of successive dynasties in Egypt. Sculptures and funerary furniture are presented in more than 50 rooms: statues of kings and queens (Hatshepsut, Amenophis IV), and divinities (Tueris); sarcophagu..
Place Al-Tahrir ET - Al-Qahirah
The sumptuous treasure is made up of more than 2 000 pieces, including the throne, the famous gold mask and the beetle pectoral. Tutankhamun's treasure has been the talk of the town since it was discovered by Howard Carter in 1972, especially as the ..
Rue Muizz li-Din Allah ET - Al-Qahirah
Take the time to stroll about Egypt's biggest souk, which spreads out at the heart of Islamic Cairo, between Muizz li-Din Allah Street and Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque. Although some traditionally crafted objects (brass and leather) are on sale, produc..
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek ET - CAIRO
The iconic Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah hotel in Zamalek, Downtown Cairo - steps from Cairo's upscale business district on quiet El Gezirah island - offers the ultimate in contemporary French hospitality with 433 rooms and suites, a decadent spa and stat..
3 Saraya El Gezira street ET - CAIRO
The 4 star hotel Novotel Cairo El Borg is situated in the heart of Cairo, with a panoramic view over the river Nile and the city of Cairo. The hotel is centrally located within walking distance of the Cairo Tower, Cairo Opera House, Egyptian museum a..
Cornish El Nil ET - CAIRO
Ideally located on the bank of the majestic river Nile, the Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers and Casino stands with a panoramic views of the Giza pyramids. It has always kept is true blending with the French touch and the Egyptian culture and offers the pe..
Leisure activities Cairo
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Take a leisurely private tour of Cairo's most famous sites: the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you'll see Cairo's most famous attractions in one day. As thi..
Prices from : 45 €
Enjoy a Nile River dinner cruise aboard the Nile Maxim , one of the most elegant cruising restaurants sailing the world's longest waterway. You'll enjoy top-class service aboard your Nile cruise, gliding past Cairo's illuminated skyline while you di..
Prices from : 58 €
Already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx? Immerse yourself further into Egypt's history as your own private Egyptologist guide to leads the way on this private tour with an unmissable visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Follow this with a ..