Arras tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arras in Pas-de-Calais

Visit Arras: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the centre of Arras very appealing with little clue that most were rebuilt less than 100 years ago after WW1 damage

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Arras. For detailed visitor information see the Arras travel guide.

Arras is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Pas-de-Calais department (general information: Arras is 162 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Arras

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that were used during the First World War, now brought to life with historical artefacts: Arras Carriere Wellington

Tourist classifications for Arras include "town of art and history", "ville fleurie 4*" and "heritage site". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Arras is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Douai at 24 km and Les Jardins de Sericourt at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arras, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Arras in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pas-de-Calais

Map of places to visit near Arras

Markets in and near Arras

Market days in Arras: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Arras: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Lievin: market Wednesday & Sunday (14km)
  • Avion: market Thursday (14km)
  • Lens: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Billy-Montigny: market Sunday (17km)
  • Bully-les-Mines: market Thursday (17km)
  • Grenay: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Henin-Beaumont: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Harnes: market Thursday (20km)
  • Bapaume: market Friday (22km)

More information about Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Arras, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arras.

Heritage sites

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Sericourt (33km)
  • Le parc Barbieux (51km)
  • Le clos Alexandre (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (24km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (45km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (63km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (38km)
  • Boubers-sur-Canche (38km)
  • Wattignies (39km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (39km)
  • Wasquehal (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Arras

Canton: Arras

Arrondissement: Arras

Department: Pas-de-Calais

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 62000

Distance to Arras

from Arras (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 162 km

from Calais: 98 km

from Nice: 807 km

from Bordeaux: 656 km

from Strasbourg: 406 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Arras from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Achicourt, Agny, Anzin-Saint-Aubin, Athies, Bailleul-Sir-Berthoult, Beaurains, Dainville, Duisans, Ecurie, Etrun, Feuchy, Maroeuil, Neuville-Vitasse, Roclincourt, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Saint-Nicolas, Sainte-Catherine, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines and Wailly.

This page in French: Visiter Arras