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 Saraya El Gezira street ET - CAIRO
Novotel Cairo El Borg is a contemporary 4-star hotel with panoramic views over the Nile. Centrally located, the hotel is within walking distance of the Opera House and Egyptian Museum. After immersing yourself in Egyptian culture with a visit to the ..
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek ET - CAIRO
The iconic 5-star Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah hotel towers the Nile in Zamalek, Downtown Cairo. A favoured venue for important business events and a prime location for tourism, the hotel offers the ultimate in classic French hospitality, dazzling contem..
Leisure activities Cairo
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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..
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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 ..
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Step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, Memphis. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way on this private tour, you c..