The Spring of Art deco

The spring of Art Deco
The spring of Art Deco

From March 1st to April 30th, the cities of Hauts-de-France offer guided tours, exhibitions, workshops, urban itineraries, conferences ... around Art Deco. The opportunity for the region to celebrate the spring of the architectural style and to rediscover the facades of houses adorned with geometric shapes and stylized floral motifs.

Discover the Art Deco heritage of cities such as Amiens, Arras, Bethune, Lens, Roubaix, Saint-Omer, Saint-Quentin ... And more unusual places like Hallicourt, the Stade-Parc and the Art Deco pool of Bruay-La-Buissière, , Viesly in Cambrésis, Arleux in Douaisis, Manoir des Cedres Corbehem, Notre-Dame des Mineurs church in Waziers without forgetting villages like Vaulx-Vraucourt or Monchy-au-Bois.


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Homère Photo Louvres Lens

 Exhibitions 2019

Homère - From 27th March to 2nd July


Exhibition dedicated to Homer, the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two stories that found all Western culture. It offers a rich perspective of this poetic and epic universe. The journey returns to the most famous scenes of the Trojan War, and the miracle that is the preservation of the works of Homer.


MATTERS OF TIME - until May 20, 2019
Exhibition on regional archaeological heritage, from the Stone Age to the contemporary period, with a scenography designed to present transversally and in the best conditions this archaeological heritage from state collections and territorial communities: ceramics , stone, metal, tabletting, glass, coatings.


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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 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 2019 : on December 2019

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

The Arras Main Square 2019

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


On July 5, 6 and 7, 2019, live and discover 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 2018 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 entertainment, for the youngest and the greatest, and a closing party on the Heroes' Square.

Summer animations rotating on the squares of Arras and a 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 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.

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.