Arras tourism and travel guide

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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

Arras is situated in the Pas-de-Calais department and Hauts-de-France region.

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.

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!

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Douai at 24 km and Les Jardins de Sericourt at 33 km.

Arras, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 1 km (direction south-east)

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide
Douai

Douai

at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

Douai has a pleasant old town and one of the most impressive...

See Douai guide
Les Jardins de Sericourt

Les Jardins de Sericourt

Garden at 33 km (direction west)

Beautiful garden to visit in the village of Sericourt....

See Les Jardins de Sericourt guide
Cambrai

Cambrai

at 35 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nord department

Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first...

See Cambrai guide
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Peronne

Peronne

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Somme department

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum...

See Peronne guide
Lille

Lille

at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

The renaissance of Lille over the last 20 years has transformed an...

See Lille guide
Aire-sur-la-Lys

Aire-sur-la-Lys

at 47 km (direction north-west)

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide
Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Les Jardins de Maizicourt

Garden at 47 km (direction west), in the Somme department

Beautiful garden to visit in the Somme department in northern France...

See Les Jardins de Maizicourt guide
Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nord department

Established as a spa centre for more than 2000 years, it is...

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide
Roubaix

Roubaix

at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

Although its not a major tourist destination, the centre of the large...

See Roubaix guide
Amiens

Amiens

at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Somme department

As well as the remarkabe gothic style cathedral which attracts most visitors,...

See Amiens guide
Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral

Cathedral at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Somme department

The 13th century cathedral in Amiens is a fabulous example of gothic...

See Amiens Cathedral guide
Saint-Quentin

Saint-Quentin

at 61 km (direction south-east), in the Aisne department

In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is...

See Saint-Quentin guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Arras, France

What to do at Arras? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Arras is in the north of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Pas-de-Calais department (general information: Arras is 162 kilometres from Paris).

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

 
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