Amazing Star Wars
At the heart of the Tunisian Sahara , nestled between beautiful landscapes and Berber troglodyte dwellings , Tataouine is also famous for its ” ksours ” its geological sites. But for lovers of Science Fiction , this place is also and above all in the region which grew Anakin Skywalker before embracing his destiny. To go on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the Jedi : follow the guide!If the name of the character is inspired choubaka Region Chebika , located about 50 kilometers north of Tozeur , the planet Tatooine , home to more vile brigands of the galaxy in the universe of Star Wars , has , for its directly named the Tunisian city Tataouine ! Naturally , it is in the desert of Southern Tunisia that George Lucas has planted many sets of his film epic world famous .
So there 37 years ago , in 1976, it is for the purpose of shooting his first album ” A New Hope ” that the director is installed near the salt lake Chott el- Jéridla . It is here that you will discover the farm of Owen Lars , Luke Skywalker ‘s uncle , from which the hero admires the “two suns .” On the interior scenes of the house is in the troglodyte village of Matmata , especially in Sidi Driss Hotel, you can visit the kitchen of Aunt Beru .
Located twenty kilometers of Tataouine , the village of Ksar Hadada has meanwhile served as a backdrop for pictures of the village of Mos Espa , the slave quarters of Episode I. And it’s Nafta, town connected by road to Tozeur in Algeria , you can admire the “Great Dune” , which was filmed the scene of the crash of the capsule R2- D2 and C- 3PO as well as sequence where C- 3PO passes a Krayt dragon skeleton .
Finally , near Chott el- Gharsa , you will discover the ” Field Yardang ” rocky ridge created by wind erosion in desert environments. It is here that ‘ll be brought back in Episode I as there’s were shot landing ship Queen Amidala and all scenes set around the vessel .
If the popular phrase ” go to Tataouine ” means going to lose at the end of the world for fans of Star Wars , it is primarily synonymous with galactic witnesses remains of the legendary saga. And , both cultural and cinematic curiosity discovery , this tour is a great opportunity for children and adults to take their eyes. Between dunes and oases : ” May the force be with you!”