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Arras is one of France’s most impressive historic cities, thanks to its wealth of grand architecture and ancient remnants.
With its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, glut of museums and authentic markets, shops and restaurants, this is a world-class destination.
Make the most of your time here by arranging an Avis hire car from Arras Train Station.
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Take advantage of the sights at your feet and start your adventure by exploring Arras’ ancient market square – the Grand Place.
While this spacious area is filled to the brim with stalls on market days (Wednesday and Saturday mornings), there’s plenty to see every day of the week.
Dominating Arras’ skyline is the bell tower. Climb to the top and enjoy panoramic views over the square and city. Look out for the distinctive baroque houses with a distinctly Flemish feel. This style of architecture is also evident in the city’s other main square, the Place des Héros.
Located underneath the city are numerous hidden tunnels and chambers that were formed when stone quarries were dug out around the 10th century. These were later used as air-raid shelters during World War I and II. Guided tours are available around these intriguing passages (known as Les Boves). A more specific attraction concentrates on the Wellington Quarry. This is a series of underground tunnels where troops were rallied ahead of the Battle of Arras in 1917.
Arras has a number of interesting museums to explore too. For beautiful sculptures and paintings, head to the Museum of Fine Arts, located in the ancient and atmospheric Abbey of St Vaast.
After discovering these gems, it’s time to start your tour beyond the city limits of Arras. With your rental car, the countryside is yours.
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Fascinating towns and cities brimming with history and character are within easy reach from Arras. To enjoy the best of northern France, get behind the wheel of your Avis rental and drive.
A popular day trip from Arras is Lille. Located around 40 minutes from Arras, this historic city is home to amazing architecture and museums, along with stunning parks and gardens.
Top attractions include the Museum of Fine Arts, where impressive collections of European paintings, sculptures and antiques are housed in a grand 19th century building. Be sure to take a tranquil wander around Vauban Garden, modelled on a classic English style. Monuments, romantic features, ancient trees, flowerbeds, immaculate lawns and a waterfall make this an outdoor haven.
Just over an hour’s drive from Arras brings you to Amiens. This city is famous for being the home of celebrated author Jules Verne. The house where he produced some of his greatest work is open to the general public.
Other must-see sights include the gothic Cathédrale Notre Dame – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the tallest cathedral of its kind in France. Also worth visiting is the Musée de Picardie, which features fine art and archaeological artefacts. Don’t miss strolling along the river Somme in the charming St-Leu quarter.
All this and more is waiting for you to discover. Pick up your Avis hire car and make the journey yours.