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

Arras Travel Guide: 95 reviews and 271 photos

Quiete provincial city

ARRAS


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


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


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Situation

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.


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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


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Principal assets

The Belfry,
The two markets,


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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 Mar 11, 2014
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  • 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

  • TheaIren's Profile Photo
    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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