A weekend in Arras is a great opportunity to experience its warm atmosphere. Its imposing ramparts, designed by architect Vauban, earned it the title of City of Art and History. Stroll down the small streets and old town to discover its beautiful heritage, take time to stop at one of the 255 listed historic monuments. The Place des Héros is a must-see, to admire the façade of City Hall alongside the belfry and with superb lighting come nightfall. The Unesco World Heritage Site features large Gothic arcades, unique in the world.
Discover the must-see Fine Arts Museum, located within walking distance of your hotel in Arras. Set in an ancient abbey, it specializes in the works of Flemish, Dutch, Italian and French schools. Also visit Carrière Wellington which traces Arras's history during World War I. The city's theatre is also a remarkable building built in the Italian style in 1785. Finally, the citadel and its chapel are a great place to end your journey. You can visit the Les Boves, underground tunnels and cellars. Don't miss out on the local gastronomy at the Campanile restaurant.
Many family-friendly activities are available in Arras. Explore the Cité Nature, a museum designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel and surrounded by a 15,000-square-meter garden. Learn all about how the human body and the ecosystem work. The museum is now regularly home to a temporary science exhibition. Then head to the Aquarena, a gigantic aquatic center that includes a swimming pool and water recreational activities and a fitness and relaxation center. Finally, explore the Hauts-de-France region by booking a room at a Campanile hotel.