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,


But who is Marguerite Burnat-Provins?


The Pôle Culturel Saint-Vaast - Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras, tries to answer this question through an exhibition, first major in France on this child of Arras born in 1872, writer, painter and designer. Franco-Swiss with an exceptional destiny and multifaceted work.


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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


1736 Jacques Roëttiers (1736-1788), Surtout de table, Louvre, DOA-OA10631 © RMN-GP (musée du Louvre)/ P. Fuzeau
1736 Jacques Roëttiers (1736-1788), Surtout de table, Louvre, DOA-OA10631 © RMN-GP (musée du Louvre)/ P. Fuzeau


March 31, 2021 - July 26 - THE TABLES OF POWER

A history of prestigious meals


An exhibition on the arts of the table, which combines archaeological objects, paintings, sculptures, crockery, silverware and prestigious works of art to reveal our societies through its culture of the table, from antiquity to the present day.


Five chapters explore, chronologically, the origins of our customs: hand washing; the reclining banquet of the citizens; the high end of the table; from French service to Russian service; the republican protocol of the table ...


General curator: Zeev Gourarier, general heritage curator


Sources and practical information:

2018 Pascal Convert Grotte des talibans, FNAC 2020-0162 (1 à 6) Centre national des arts plastiques © Adagp, Paris / Cnap / crédit photo : Courtesy Galerie Eric Dupont
2018 Pascal Convert Grotte des talibans, FNAC 2020-0162 (1 à 6) Centre national des arts plastiques © Adagp, Paris / Cnap / crédit photo : Courtesy Galerie Eric Dupont


March 11, 2021 - July 31, 2022

BÂMIYÂN, The cliff and the cave

Pascal Convert


"Twenty years after the destruction of the giant Buddhas of Bâmiyân, the Louvre-Lens presents three works by Pascal Convert, from the collections of the National Center for Plastic Arts. French visual artist, writer and historian, Pascal Convert addresses the question of memory and forgetting at the heart of his work. "


Sources et informations pratiques :

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 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 festival2014
Arras film festival2014


Cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID 19

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

 Main square festival cancelled in 2020 and 2021, because of the Covid 19. New festival in 2022, on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd  with about 125000 persons will live and discover the Main square Festival of Arras, in an exceptional setting, at the citadel of Arras, classified as World Heritage by Unesco.

Sting is already reconfirmed, waiting other groups...


From electro, rock, pop or hip-hop, Main Square  proposes 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.


Information with :

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 2019 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 our city 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 2021

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.