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from  Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Painting from Ernest MEISSONIER in 1864 - France Battle anniversary



The life of Napoleon Bonaparte, from his beginnings during the French Revolution, to his death in exile at Saint Helena, and his transfer to the Invalides in Paris a few years after his death.


Approximately 160 works are assembled and displayed, in different spaces, chronologically. They are collections of the Château de Versailles, but kept in different places, at the Tuileries, the Château de Compiègne, the castle of St Cloud and the Hotel des Invalides. Paintings, sculptures, furniture ...  all these works compose a fabulous collection on the most famous personage in French history.


Exhibition from 7 October 2017 to 4 November 2018.

Commissioners: Frédéric Lasaille and Marie-Lys Lacaille.


Where : at The Fine Art Museum in Arras open every day except Tuesdays.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 am - 6 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 6.30 pm

Last admission at 5 pm - 22, rue Paul-Doumer- Tél. : +33 (0)3 21 71 26 43


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

Music! Echoes of Antiquity
With nearly 400 works this exhibition explores the world music in Antiquity, in the East, in Egypt, in Greece and in Rome, in a space located from Gaulle to Iran. Music is always present, played for power, on the battlefields, and in the temples ...
Many pieces and works help us to reconstitute the vitality of this universe, the roots of our cultural heritage.
Practical information: Exhibition from 13 September 2017 to 15 January 2018.
Location: Temporary Exhibition Gallery
The scene
In connection with the exhibition, you can attend conferences and musical shows illustrating or questioning our relationship to music.
Italian Hours. Masterpieces of the Hauts de France
Exhibition from October 18, 2017 to May 28, 2018
A score of paintings belonging to the art collections of the region, allow to discover the richness of the paintings of Italian masters, counterpoint to the Italian masterpieces exhibited in the Gallery of Time
Monday, 4 December 2017
For the anniversary of the 5th years of the Louvre Lens, the museum proposes 9 days of festivities with a varied program, with the motto: "Louvre autrement : a museum open to all, innovative and participative"
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 cuboid 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 : 24th Nov - 30 Dec

Chrismas market - Credit photo : tourism office of Arras
Chrismas market - Credit photo : tourism office of Arras

Each year for Christmas time, at the 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 produce 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 2017

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 themed retrospectives. Festive entertainment and art. The festival also shows films for the whole family with a special program for children.

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 : the Grand'Place of Arras installs for 4 weeks a large beach with various animations, for the smallest and the biggest.
Summer activities on the squares of Arras and an Artisan Market,
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 fireworks : 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 ...

The Arras Main Square 2017

Affiche Main square festival
Affiche Main square festival

Forty bands, rock through Electro pop have gives 3 days festival rich in emotions, on an exceptional site.


From 30th June to 2nd July

Information with :


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 shares their passion and expertise.The local market allows 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.

Fireworks September 2017

Crédit photo : ville Arras
Arras Summer : belfry fireworks


Each year the city staged the Belfry of Arras with a superb fireworks.


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