Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles

Exhibition of The Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles
Exhibition of The Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles

"The Palace of Versailles, the Region of Hauts-de-France and the City of Arras commemorated the signing of the Treaty of Versailles (the most important of Peace Treaties) between the Allied Powers and Germany, which was signed in Hall of Mirrors on 28 June 1919, and there are exactly 100 years till now.


The historic signature will be evoked at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Arras, through twenty works in a scenography that will immerse the public in history and in the places of this event, the Palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors. Documents, photographs and films will explain why Versailles was chosen to host this day and how the Hall of Mirrors found, for a day, its diplomatic role. "


Source: http://presse.chateauversailles.fr/expositions/exposition-out-les-murs/le-traite-de-versailles-le-centenaire-de-la-signaturenbsp/


Exhibition presented in partnership with the City of Arras, the Hauts-de-Seine Region between the 28th of June until the 11th of November 2019


Homère Photo Louvres Lens

EXHIBITIONS 2019 - 2020


25 September 2019 - 20 January 2020 - Poland

 1840-1918. Painting the soul of a nation - #expoPoland

 The exhibition traces the history of Polish culture, and the birth of "Polonity" at the time of the Russian Empire, the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia.

Thanks to the prestigious loans of Polish national museums, the exhibition brings together about 150 tables ™ dated between 1840 and 1918 ™ of the greatest names in Polish painting, such as Matejko, Chelmonski, Malczewski or Kossak


September 25, 2019 - March 30, 2020 - KASIMIR ZGORECKI

 Photographing "Little Poland" 1924-1939


 1919: Beginning of the arrival of many Polish workers in the Mining Basin of Northern France. Kasimir Zgorecki is part of this Polish diaspora.


In 1922, he left the Ruhr where his father worked as a miner, and moved to the Pas-de-Calais. He worked only six months in the mines, before turning to professional photography. It portrays Polish emigrants from their country, keeping track of their personal history, immortalizing their personal achievements, making their existence palpable, and revealing their sober and touching lives.


 March 25, 2020 - July 13, 2020 - BLACK SOLEILS


 With masterpieces of modern painting discover inspiring contemporary art, and the fascination of this tonality with plural symbolism in the Western arts, from antiquity to the present day. The color of paradox, is black an absence of light, a void, a pleasing sum of all colors, a dazzle?


Sources and informations  : www.louvrelens.fr

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

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 2019 : on December 2019

Each year for Christmas time, at heart of the city, in the Main Square, a Flemish Baroque Architectural ensemble unrivalled in Europe, the Arras Christmas Market installes its chalets,  its carousel, an ice rink and a Ferris wheel, which illuminates the night.

It is an enchanting interlude to prepare for the celebrations ahead.

You can find many ideas for gifts, enjoy local products and share the merrymaking!

Come to Arras to discover The Magic of Christmas.

Open daily, except on 25th December.




Arras Christmas Market
Arras Christmas Market

Arras Film Festival November 2019

Arras film festival2014
Arras film festival2014


 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

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


On July 5, 6 and 7, 2019, 125000 persons lived and discovered the Main square Festival of Arras, in an exceptional setting, at the citadel of Arras, classified as World Heritage by Unesco.


From electro, rock, pop or hip-hop, Main Square 2019 has proposed a diverse list of contemporary musicians. 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 to discover.


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Summer in Arras :  local festivities

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

For some years Arras is a city of the Hauts de France animated during the summer. In 2017 the city of Arras proposed varied animations :

The festival of music on June 21st : about 90 artists on 30 scenes in the city center.
Main Square festival : 3 days of concert on the site of the Citadel of Arras, with a rich and varied program, French and foreign groups.
Arras On The Beach : during 3 weeks, the city installs alternatively a space of sporting and playful animations in different districts : in city center, in the southern and western districts. It offers a variety of entertainments, for the youngest and the greatest, and a closing party on the Heroes' Square.

Summer animations rotating on the squares of Arras and an Artisanal Market (summer 2017),
Fireworks on July 13th : as every year, during the Festivities of the Quartier Méaulens, fireworks are fired from the Quai du Rivage.

The festival of Andouillette the last weekend of August : games, giants of the Hauts de France, various shows, a market of regional flavors. The Andouillette d'Arras, a local specialty, is celebrated by its confraternities and the whole

The Belfry sound and light show : at the beginning of September and as every year, The Belfry makes the show in the square of the Heroes closing the season of the Summer Festival of Arras.

Enjoy these activities and visit our museums, the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellington Quarries, discover our architectural heritage and the beautiful squares of Arras ...

Arras Market and Arras Andouillette

Andouillette sausage Arras 2014
Andouillette sausage Arras 2014

On the  last weekend of August, enjoy the famous Andouillette Arras as well as local and regional products on the Arras market.
With the brotherhood of Andouillette of Arras, regional brotherhoods share their passion and expertise.The local market allow tasting regional food and buying local and regional food .
The Friends of Andouillette of Arras organize a cooking competition with famous sausage!
Free admission. Information: Tel +33 321 505 147.

Sound and light show - September 2019

Crédit photo : ville Arras
Arras Summer : belfry show


Each year the city staged the Belfry of Arras with a superb sound and light show.


This moment marks the end of all events that animate the city this summer.