the war front in 1917
the war front in 1917


The film "1917" by Sam Mendes released at the beginning of 2020 is enjoying growing success in cinema. The action takes place near Arras, at Croisilles and Ecoust-St-Mein, during the Battle of Bullecourt in April 1917.

The story through fictional characters is inspired by real facts.
The film could not be shot in France on the old battlefields. But the decorations have been reconstructed in England with great realism.

The film crews visited different sites in the region to edit the film: Écoust, the Thiepval Memorial, in Beaumont Hamel, where a Memorial pays tribute to the sacrifices of soldiers from Newfoundland, the La Boisselle Mine Hole, the Vimy memorial with its reconstructed trenches.

It is a whole history of the 1st world war in our region which challenges us with brilliance..

Museum of Fine Arts of the city of Arras

Marguerite Burnat-Provins - self-portrait
Marguerite Burnat-Provins - self-portrait

Marguerite Burnat-Provins exhibition

From May 11 to August 15, 2021 - Completed


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Free entry from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Museum of Fine Arts - Saint-Vaast Cultural Center

22, rue Paul Doumer, 62000 Arras

03 21 71 26 43 (the link is external) / mbarras

Exhibition conducted in partnership with the Jenisch Vevey Museum


The gravity hypothesis - Bernar Venet
The gravity hypothesis - Bernar Venet

 EXPOSITIONS temporaires 2021


July 2021 - January 2022 

L'hypothèse de la gravité - The gravity hypothesis


"The Gravity Hypothesis is a monographic exhibition by contemporary artist Bernar Venet. Two monumental works invade the 1000m² of the luminous Glass Pavilion as well as the surrounding park.

The Glass Pavilion is invested with a hundred corten steel beams in the form of arches, straight lines, and angles. Heaped up, accumulated, tangled on the ground, the sculptural and linear elements, as monumental as they are graphic, have collapsed on themselves.

The installation is here spatially, visually and conceptually connected to the Galerie du temps, 3000m2, where 5000 years of art history unfolds at a single glance, without partitions.
Bernar Venet also invests the Louvre-Lens park with Désordre, a set of arches 4.50 meters high, leaning fragile, as if they were frozen in the process of collapsing.

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1917 Pablo Picasso, Le Retour du baptême (ou La Famille heureuse) d’après Le Nain
1917 Pablo Picasso, Le Retour du baptême (ou La Famille heureuse) d’après Le Nain

 EXPOSITIONS temporaires 2021-2022


13th October 2021 - 31th January 2022

Pablo Picasso and Louvres Museum


 "The exhibition examines the dialogue that Picasso's work has established with the Louvre collections, and the links that, since the 1930s, the largest museum in the world has been keen to forge with the artist. and his work. She follows Picasso on his peregrinations through the Louvre collections. In addition to confronting works of art, she gives pride of place to archival documents evoking the rooms of the museum frequented by Picasso and the place held by the Louvre in the artist's personal documentation and, more broadly, in his imagination. A new look at Pablo Picasso and his work "

Exhibition organized with the exceptional participation of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. With the support of the Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe Foundation, exceptional patron of the exhibition. Curator: Dimitri Salmon


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GEROME, Jean-Léon Anacréon, Bacchus et l'Amour
GEROME, Jean-Léon Anacréon, Bacchus et l'Amour

 The Galerie du temps - 5,000 years of history at a glance

"The Galerie du Temps (Gallery of Time) is the true heartbeat of the Louvre-Lens. More than 200 masterpieces loaned by the Musée du Louvre are displayed in an open space covering 3,000 m2.


The chronological display extends from the 4th millennium BC to the mid 19th century, offering a unique journey through the history of art and humankind. Intermingling eras, techniques and civilizations, it makes it possible to look at the Louvre’s collections differently and discover them afresh."


The scene : in connection with the exhibitions, you can attend conferences or animations

The Louvre Lens : located on the site of a converted mine, the Louvre Lens hosts semi-permanent exhibits representative collections of the Louvre, and temporary exhibitions. Amidst a vast landscaped park, we find these cubes cuboids and glasses that house the many services of the Museum. Near the site, we distinguish the silhouette of the football stadium Bollaert-Delelis and two large Terrils.

The museum is open every day, except Tuesday, from 10 to 18 and unless exceptional closure. Opening until 22h on the first Friday of each month from September to June


Christmas Market 2021

Arras City of Christmas
 Arras is a "Christmas town" in order to offer everyone the opportunity to better discover the city of Atrebate and its multiple shops with illuminations and decorations throughout the city.


Santa's House
For the joy of young and old alike, find Father Christmas in his house to pull his goatee, make him confidences, give him your list of wonderful gifts and other toys and take a photograph with him to immortalize this moment! From November 30 to December 24, Ipswich Square.

Come to Arras to discover The Magic of Christmas.

Arras Christmas City
Arras Christmas City

Arras Film Festival November 2021

Arras film festival 2021
Arras film festival 2021

From 4th to 14th of November 2021

Arras Film Festival gathered each year many spectators. You can discover many new films and previews in the presence of the some film-making teams

A competition brings together European feature films screened for the first time in France, tributes to the great names of cinema and them retrospectives. Festive entertainment and art. The festival also shows films for the whole family with a special program for children.

The Arras Main Square 2022

Live Nation Main square festival Picture
Live Nation Main square festival Picture

Rendezvous on July 1, 2, 3,  to experience and discover the Main square Festival of Arras, in an exceptional setting, at the citadel of Arras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sting is already confirmed, with also electro, rock, pop or hip-hop. About forty groups represented on the 2 stages of the festival, the Main stage, or the Green stage, with a large number of internationally renowned artists, and new ones to discover.


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Summer in Arras :  local festivities

Arras Beflry square - Place des Héros
Arras Beflry square - Place des Héros

They hadn't happened last year. This year, the Arras Holidays will adapt to the health context. As a result, the andouillette will once again be the queen of the party on August 28 and 29, 2021. To do this, the municipality is anchoring its organization on the health protocol for restaurants and bars.


Many restaurants in Arrondissement will offer you the essential "Andouillette-frites" menu! Sometimes in a traditional way, sometimes revisited, discover the recipes of your favorite restaurateurs who enhance our local specialty.


The giants Colas, Jacqueline, Dédé and Ami Bidasse will be out on the forecourt of the Place des Héros, alongside the Lion of Arras on Sunday August 29, from 9 am. While on the Grand-Place, the flavor market will take place at the foot of the Ferris wheel, Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


The epidemic had got the better of the 2020 edition of the Arras pedestrian races. This year, the sporting event will take place in the streets of Arras on Sunday August 29th. The runners will be able to take part in two events over 5 and 10 kilometers. Departure rue Ernestale, arrival rue Delansorne. At 9:30 a.m., start of the 5 km and at 10:30 a.m., start of the 10 km.


The musical atmosphere will be assured during a stroll of brigades and musical artists. Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., you will have the pleasure of listening to: the KAK 40, the Globalade, SAP, Fakoly, a duo of distinguished accordionists, The BrassCoussBand, the Tubes brigade, Frap’dehiors. Groups will enchant you at Place des Héros, Grand Place, Place Foch, Place du Théâtre and in the pedestrian area.


Finally, the company "Le fil à la patte" will offer your children the opportunity to come and make their own hand puppet! By focusing on recycled materials (stoppers, ropes, straws, cardboard boxes, etc.) your children will be able, following their inspiration, to build a puppet straight out of their imagination! And all this under the watchful eyes of Harold the Salamander and Dwarf, the two giant puppets. Four hour-long slots are available: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Workshop for children of 5 years minimum, groups of 8 children. Each child must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. All the necessary equipment will be available on site. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grand'Place "


"The pedestrian races: this year, the sporting event will take place in the streets of Arras on Sunday, August 29."


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