Art Deco in the Hauts de France

Balcony ornaments and detail art nouveau style - Hotel Moderne
Balcony ornaments and detail art nouveau style - Hotel Moderne

Every year The Hauts de France region is organizing an “Art Deco exhibition. But you can discover it anytime and visit unusual places, participate in festivities and events organized in partnership with local actors!
The reconstruction after the 1st World War allows the rise of new techniques of "Modern" architecture, and the promotion of the Figurative Arts.  Towns endowed with development, embellishment and extension plans inspired by the “Roaring Twenties”, between 1920 and 1930.

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Museum of Fine Arts of the city of Arras

Museum entrance
Museum entrance

 Closed for renovation works

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Museum of Fine Arts - Saint-Vaast Cultural Center

22, rue Paul Doumer, 62000 Arras

Tel +33 3 21 71 26 43

LOUVRE LENS Temporary exhibitions

Plato's cave - COIGNET Gilles unsigned - Musée de la Chartreuse - Douai
Plato's cave - COIGNET Gilles unsigned - Musée de la Chartreuse - Douai

Underworlds. 20,000 places under the earth.


Temporary exhibition from March 27 to July 22, 2024


"...The exhibition offers an exploration of underground worlds. By turns frightening and inspiring, a mirror of our societies and the human soul. From obscure depths to mythical worlds, to the teeming worlds of countercultures, the The reality of the subsoils is multiple. These 20,000 places underground, explored by speleologists, miners or metro users, fascinate literature and cinema, from Dante to Quentin Tarantino. In a journey of more than 200 works open to the arts of all eras and civilizations, from engravings by Gustave Doré to poetic sculptures by Éva Jospin, the exhibition invites you on a fabulous journey, from shadow to light."

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THE LACEMAKER - Masterpiece from the Louvre Museum
After the exhibition at the Louvre-Lens of "The Seated Scribe", a famous work of Egyptian Antiquities, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Louvre-Lens museum, the Louvre-Lens is exhibiting "La Dentellière" (1670-1671), masterpiece work of Johannes Vermeer. The painting joins the Galerie du temps at the Louvre-Lens until summer 2024.


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 2024

From 29th nov to 29th Dec 2024 - See you in 2024

 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!

Come to Arras to discover The Magic of Christmas.


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Arras Christmas City
Arras Christmas City

Arras Film Festival November 2024

Arras film festival 2024
Arras film festival 2024


Next exhibition in November 2024, 8th to 17th, the 25th edition!

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 2024

Main square festival 2022
Main square festival 2022

Rendez-vous to experience and discover the Main square Festival of Arras, in an exceptional setting, at the citadel of Arras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


In 2022, you had Sting, M, BLACK EYED PEAS and 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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Local outdoor arts event

poster for the Vauban shonw in 2023
poster for the Vauban shonw in 2023

Next Show on August 16, 17 and 18, 2024! VAUBAN at the CITADELLE


"Since 1997, Artois Culture Nature volunteers have created each year a sound and light show retracing the history of the Arras region, “Au Fil du Temps, une Chaussée Brunehaut” and “Histoires et Rêves d’Artois”.


In 2023, creation of a new event: VAUBAN at the Citadel of Arras:

"an entertaining show, with a dive into our history, in the time of muskets and courtiers, with scenes of dance, action with sword fighting, acrobatics on horseback. "



An original discovery of the Citadel through the highlights of this UNESCO-listed

Summer in Arras :  local festivities

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

Each year, the City of Arras offers various summer activities. You find especially at the end of the summer "Les Fêtes d'Arras" with the andouillette, queen of the festival on the last weekend of August. Many Arras restaurants offer you the unmissable “Andouillette-frites” menu! Sometimes in a traditional way, sometimes revisited, discover the recipes of your favorite restaurateurs who sublimate our local specialty.


The pedestrian races of Arras. The sporting event takes place in the streets of Arras on Sunday.

La Ducasse: the funfair is set up in the Val de Scarpe for 2 weeks.

The different activities vary over the years, to the delight of adults and youngsters alike.


For the summer of 2023, a new Guinguette has been set up in Bords de Scarpe, rue de la Piscine, for the summer, to refresh yourself there, eat there and enjoy the entertainment. You are behind Cité Nature, and 5/10 minutes from the squares of Arras.  You can hike along the towpath.


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