Arras

  • There are several historic monuments in Arras, like the Abbey of St. Vaast, the town hall and the belfry.
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    Sunset in Arras

    There are several historic monuments in Arras, like the Abbey of St. Vaast, the town hall and the belfry.

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  • Many festivals and fairs are held on this square
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    The façades around the Grand Place of Arras

    Many festivals and fairs are held on this square

  • This typically Flemish square is UNESCO-listed and hosts the not to be missed Main Square Music Festival.
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    The Grand Place

    This typically Flemish square is UNESCO-listed and hosts the not to be missed Main Square Music Festival.

  • Arras is a town in the French department of Nord-Pas-de-Calais with 45,000 inhabitants.
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    Arras

    Arras is a town in the French department of Nord-Pas-de-Calais with 45,000 inhabitants.

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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination France

The birthplace of Robespierre, François Vidocq and Guy Mollet, and the capital of the old county of Artois, Arras is located in a hilly green setting. It stands out because of the beauty of its squares, churches and Flemish-style buildings.
Bursting with history, the town was almost razed to the ground during the First World War, but thanks to the remarkable determination of its inhabitants it was rebuilt exactly as it was before. This dynamism can still be seen today in the economic and cultural influence enjoyed by the town.

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