Travel guide

Crossroads of maritime routes.

Europe’s smallest country has more than one trick up its sleeve! Lost in the middle of the Mediterranean, the little Maltese town has been influenced by many civilizations: Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Ostrogothic, etc… Here, you’ll discover vestiges of antiquity that have served its strategic position in the Mediterranean basin. Wander through cobbled streets steeped in history, marvel at the sight of a cathedral, then relax on the harbour with the sound of the waves…

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How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

In Malta you’ll be able to speak English. But a few words of Maltese, this mixed-sounding language, can come in handy!

  • Bonjour / Bonsoir = G?odwa t-tajba / wara nofsinhar
  • How are you? = How are you ?
  • Very well, thank you, and you? = Tajjeb ?afna , nirringrazzjak , u inti ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Titkellem bl-Ingli? / Fran?i? ?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Nifhem / ma nifhimx
  • Sorry = Ma?fra
  • Goodbye = Goodbye
  • Welcome = Mer?ba
  • Many thanks = Grazzi ( ?afna )
  • Excuse me/Please = Sku?a me
  • Je suis Français(e) = I am Fran?i?
  • My name is… = Jisimni …
  • No thanks = Nru nirringrazzjak
  • Yes/No = Iva / Le
  • You’re welcome / Please = Xejn / Inti qed jilqg?u

Key figures

Surface area: 316 km²

Population: 493,559 (2019)


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • DTPolio
  • MMR for children


Malta is a member of the European Union, so French nationals can enter freely with a valid passport or national identity card.