Stunning Flemish Heritage in Arras
Best Time to Visit
April to October
35 minutes from Lille
1 hour 15 minutes from Paris
Explore the splendid town hall and enjoy the impressive view of the city from the top of the belfry, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Discover the two large squares rich of the typical Flemish architecture.
Meet the giants of Arras the heroes of the town.
Arras is a perfect charming stopping point for travellers coming from Paris to Brussels/London. A town rich - of Flemish architecture, history and culture.
Arras is famous thanks to its beautiful belfry; it has been elected the most beautiful monument in France by the French themselves!
Start the day by climbing on top of the belfry, a UNESCO world heritage site. From there, admire the two large open squares, with their typical Flemish architecture: a highlight in Arras. You can hire an audio guide from the town hall and visit the ‘heart of the town’ walking through the main historic sites.
Inside the town hall, meet the giants of Arras, Colas, Jacqueline and Dede. They are a cherished tradition of the city. The giants have their own stories and sometimes, during a holiday or a festival, they get to travel around and meet giants from other cities.
Arras is also famous for its Main Square Festival, an international music festival, which takes place in the first week of July every year. The festival is held for 3 days and many famous music bands and artists from all over the world perform on Arras’ stage like David Guetta, Coldplay, Major Lazor and many more. Arras Main Square Festival is known to be the biggest music festival in Northern France.
For lunch, few options are available from La Faisanderie, for typical French food to La route des Indes for Indian cuisine. Arras also offers a selection of Italian restaurants.
Activities & Services
Spectacular view of the city from its belfry : Rs.210* per person
Guided visit of the town hall : Rs.294* per person
-The town hall and the belfry are open every day
-Guided tours of the town hall and its belfry can be arranged upon request.
-The main square festival takes place in the first week of July and lasts for 3 days.
Starting from₹ 504 per person
Included in the price
Guided tour of the town hall
Visit to the top of the belfry
Not included in the price
Round trip transport
Paris – Arras
140 km from central Paris, 2-hour drive / 130 km from CDG airport, drive of 1 hour 30 minutes.
1 hour 15 minutes from Paris Gare du Nord train station.
Lille – Arras
52 km from Lille, 50 minutes drive.
35 minutes from gare Lille flandres train station.
Brussels – Arras
150 km from Brussels, 2-hour drive
1 hour 12 minutes from Bruxelles Midi train station