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Tarbes-Lourdes: Malta, an exotic destination a jet plane away

Tarbes-Lourdes: Malta, an exotic destination a jet plane away

Tarbes-Lourdes: Malta, an exotic destination a jet plane away

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This summer, flights operated by the airline Ryanair to the central Mediterranean archipelago are very busy.

Need to escape and exoticism just over two hours by transport from the Tarb area? At the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures, between Italy, Sicily, North Africa and even with airs of Greece, Malta is an ideal destination for those who want to relax with family or lovers and discover a cultural and natural heritage. exceptionally varied, especially since its bus network is particularly efficient and inexpensive. And the Upper Pyrenees have understood this well, as the flights provided by the airline Ryanair are very busy this summer, in both directions, moreover, since the Maltese also seize the opportunity to discover our beautiful region, and make a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Cultural gems

The capital of Malta, Valletta, a limestone vessel built on a rocky outcrop surrounded by fortifications, and its shady alleys that plunge into the sea and the bay of the Grand Harbour, are worth the trip on their own. You have to witness the revived tradition of cannon shots and observe its London telephone booths and its bow windows on every street corner, to understand that Malta has not denied anything of its past as a former British colony. Obviously, a visit to the co-cathedral of Saint John, a Baroque jewel which houses, among other things, masterpieces by Caravaggio, is a must. But it would be a shame to miss out on the other pearls of the archipelago. Instead of crowded and overheated beaches, in summer, prefer visits in the shade of the rich history of the island, and in particular the freshness of the San Anton Gardens, the exotic garden of the summer residence of the President of Malta. We recommend that you cross the Grand Harbor by boat to lose yourself in the intertwined streets of Birgù (Vittoriosa), one of the three cities opposite Valletta. Its World War II museum is particularly evocative of the island’s turbulent past, with a dive into Malta’s largest civilian air-raid shelter. In the center of the island, do not miss the fortress of Mdina occupied in turn by the Arabs then the Normans, whose stone which takes on a honeyed hue at sunset is at the origin of the name of the island. (Melita), the catacombs of the neighboring city of Rabat, terribly authentic, or the megalithic temples in particular of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, a remarkably preserved ensemble in a very preserved natural site by the sea.

Beautiful natural sites

For those who want to discover the sublime coastal landscapes of Malta, take a fishing boat to pass under the vaults of the Blue Grotto and its crystal clear waters, scare yourself at the spectacular cliffs of Dingli. And if the scorching sun and the crowds don’t scare you, dive into the big pool of the Blue Lagoon, a natural swimming pool with transparent waters, on the small island of Comino.

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