Rendez-vous in Arras

  • Arras (62) Place Victor Hugo

    Arras (62) Place Victor Hugo

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  • La place des héros débarrassée des voitures

    La place des héros débarrassée des voitures

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  • Place des héros

    Place des héros

    © WikimediaCommons/Serge Ottaviani

  • Le beffroi d'Arras

    Le beffroi d'Arras

    © WikimediaCommons/Matthieu Debailleul

Rendez-vous in Arras 62000 Arras fr

An important trade fair city in the Middle Age, Arras welcomed thousands of traders on its Grand'Place. *

Nowadays the biggest pop and rock artists, from Prince to Sting but also the Black Eyed Peas or Ben Harper, are present there for the Main Square Festival.

Just before its creation, Johnny Hallyday had also performed there, but only behind the steering wheel of a 4 by 4 car at the start of the 2002 Dakar Rally.

The pack of the Tour also took off from the square in 1991 for a stage heading to Le Havre where Thierry Marie had conquered the Yellow Jersey, and a team time-trial in 2004.

Must see

  • Belfry,
  • Arras Citadel,
  • Abbey Towers of Mont Saint-Éloi,
  • Museum of Fine Arts,
  • The Carrière Wellington (site retracing the Battle of Arras from the First World War).

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