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Arras, the birthplace of Robespierre, François Vidocq and Guy Mollet and capital of the Artois region, is nestled in a green, hilly setting. Situated at the confluence of the Scarpe and the Crinchon, the town is full of beautiful squares, churches and Flemish-style buildings.

This historic area was practically wiped out during the First World War, but it has been exceptionally well restored thanks to the persistence of the townsfolk. Today Arras is a dynamic town with an important economic and cultural influence.

Arras's natural and historical heritage make the town well worth visiting, if only ...Read more