"Arras:Even if not very known the turning is worth!" Top 5 Page for this destination Arras by wandeljp

Arras Travel Guide: 101 reviews and 288 photos

Quiete provincial city


Belle, très au-dessus de toute la contrée
Se dresse éperdument la tour démesurée
D'un gothique beffroi sur le ciel balancé(...) P. VERLAINE


Beautiful, very above all the region
Draws up the disproportionate tower passionately
Of a Gothic belfry on the sky balanced (...) P. VERLAINE



Arras est le chef-lieu du Pas-de-Calais. C'est une tranquille citée provinciale mais qui offre au visiteurs de nombreux atouts !

A la confluence des rivières Scarpe et Crinchon elle a toujours été un point stratégique. Encore aujourd'hui au carrefour des autoroutes A1 (Paris-Lille) et A26 (Reims- Calais et Tunnel sous la manche). Il y a moins d'une heure de train depuis Bruxelles ou Paris.

Sa populations était de 44000 habitants en 1999.


Arras is located in Pas-de-Calais. It is a quiet city of province which however contains many interesting things. (see tips)

Arras is located in Artois at the confluence of Scarpe and Crinchon. The agglomeration profits from a strategic site to the crossing of the motorways A1 (Paris-Lille) and A26 (Rheims-Calais the Tunnel).

With the railway from Paris or Brussels the trip take no more than a our.

In 1999, Arras counted 44000 inhabitants


Principal assets

The Belfry,
The two markets,


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful architecture.
  • Cons:Sorry: not found only one
  • In a nutshell:I like to come in the shadow of the belfry.
  • Last visit to Arras: Mar 2014
  • Intro Updated Aug 22, 2015
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  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2016 at 6:58 AM

    We might end up in Arras for a night, the Balladins looks like a nice option since we will be driving.

  • nicoleken's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Great to see ! Beautiful !

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    ~ Hello, Jean-Pierre! It was a great hike! And a good page appeared!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Great page Jean-Pierre! I always wondered what Arras is like. Sad to see though how much was destroyed during the war. Leuk om te zien dat de pagina in Engels en Frans is geschreven!

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 1:32 AM

    Ook een mooi wandelprogramma in een voor mij nog onbekend gebied. Heel interessant. Bedankt JP

  • Mar 6, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Thank you for sharing your trip ! I've been always facinated by pilgrims and long distance hikers!

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    I came back to read more of your tips and gave your ratings! I hope you find time to come back on my site and check my pages, too! One of these days, I will come visit you! You seem to be a nice VT member!

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2007 at 7:54 AM

    You have some very interesting tips about the destroyed abbeys around Arras!

  • ladyanne's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2006 at 6:30 PM

    I just love old church and graveyard ruins. Enjoyed your reviews very much. You must go and walk around Ireland. It is a hiking paradise and landscapes are breathtaking. Shalom.


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