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Arras

Discover the capital of the Artois region at the centre of Pas-de-Calais.

Arras Experiences

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One of the prettiest towns of Northern France

Famous for its Flemish Baroque-style square, theTown Hall and the Belfry, Arras will overwhelm you not only by its wealth of heritage and architecture but also by its way of life. A warm welcome is reserved for all visitors to the town.

The Wellington Quarry, Battle of Arras Memorial

An immersion 20 meters under the ground, in the bowels of History

Enter one of the most secret place of military history, and discover a real underground town, where thousands of soldiers of the Commonwealth prepared the most surprising attack of World War I.

The Wellington Quarry, Battle of Arras Memorial

The scenery

From 1916, a network of galleries was set up by the New Zealand tunnellers, to link the quarries together and get closer to the German positions.

The Wellington Quarry, Battle of Arras Memorial

The scenario

To gather more than 20.000 British soldiers from all over the world in this secret underground base and, let them emerge from underground a few meters from the German positions in the morning of April 9th 1917. Your mission 20 meters under the ground, be guided by your emotions, and discover these unbelievable experiences.

Exclusive offer for Eurotunnel Le Shuttle customers

Exclusive offer: FREE visit of the Wellington Quarry*

Offer validity: Offer valid from 1st until 31st May 2014.

How to redeem the offer: Please present your Eurotunnel Le Shuttle travel hanger at the Arras Tourist Office (Office de Tourisme d'Arras, Hôtel de Ville, Place de Héros, BP 40049, 62001 Arras)
or at the Wellington Quarry museum (rue Arthur Delétoille, 62000 Arras).

For information on the guided tour timings, please call +333 21 51 26 95.

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Guided Tour of "Les Boves"

Les-Boves

Discover the Boves with a tour of the town's underground passages, a real insight into the history of Arras. Originally chalk quarries, the "boves" were dug from 10th century onwards and used for various purposes throughout the centuries, including cellars and silos. The network of underground galleries, covering the size of the town and beyond, also served as a shelter and rallying point for the allied troops in 1917 as they awaited their decisive attack: the Battle of Arras.

The Belfry

Belfry

First started in 1463, the construction of the belfry was only completed 91 years later and is now classified UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Standing at 75 metres tall, the Belfry offers stunning views over the town. Access to the first level is provided by a 40m high lift.

The Museum of Fine Arts

Museum-fine-arts


The Museum of Fine Arts, located inside the Abbey of Saint-Vaast, has an impressive collections of paintings from the 17th century French and Old Dutch schools (Champaigne, Vignon, Lebrun, Rubens etc..) and one of the widest collections in France of large 17th century religious paintings, amongst which you will find a dozen " Mays" from the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

Cité Nature

Recently set up in a former miner's lamp factory, Cite Nature is a scientific and cultural centre dedicated to all aspects of food, agriculture, nature and health.

Special Offer

Only €19 for adults
and €10 for children

Offer validity: Offer valid until 31st December 2014.

How to redeem the offer: Please present your Eurotunnel Le Shuttle travel hanger at the Arras Tourist Office (Office de Tourisme d'Arras, Hôtel de Ville, Place de Héros, BP 40049, 62001 Arras).

The Golden City Pass allows entrance to the Belfry, a guided tour of the Boves, a guided tour of the Wellington Query and entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts and Cité Nature museum.

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Getting there and around

Just over an hour's drive on the motorway from Eurotunnel's Calais Terminal. The historic town of Arras, is approximately 70 miles south-east of Calais, making it an easy weekend destination.

Office de tourisme d'Arras,
Hôtel de Ville, Place de Héros, BP 40049, 62001 Arras Cedex
Tel : +33 (0) 3 21 51 26 95
contact@explorearras.com

Opening times may vary, please check before your visit (tel: +33 (0) 3 21 51 26 95, contact@explorearras.com)

Find out more about Arras on www.explorearras.com

Terms and conditions of the offers

  • Golden City Pass

    Offer valid until 31st December 2014

    Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount

    Offer is not valid for groups. Valid for a maximum of 9 people per car

    To redeem the offer, customer must present their Eurotunnel travel hanger at the Arras Tourist Office (Office de Tourisme d'Arras, Hôtel de Ville, Place de Héros, BP 40049, 62001 Arras).

    The Golden City Pass allows entrance to the Belfry, a guided tour of the Boves, a guided tour of the Wellington Query and entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts and Cité Nature museum.

    This offer is provided by Arras Tourist Office and can be withdrawn without notice at any time. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle cannot be responsible for any claims and is not liable for any changes made to the offer

  • Free visit of the Wellington Quarry

    Offer valid from 1st to 31st May 2014

    Offer is for a free visit of the Wellington Quarry. Subject to availability.

    Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount

    Offer is not valid for groups. Valid for a maximum of 9 people per car

    To redeem the offer, customer must present their Eurotunnel travel hanger at the Arras Tourist Office (Office de Tourisme d'Arras, Hôtel de Ville, Place de Héros, BP 40049, 62001 Arras) or at the Wellington Quarry museum (rue Arthur Delétoille, 62000 Arras).

    This offer is provided by Arras Tourist Office and can be withdrawn without notice at any time. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle cannot be responsible for any claims and is not liable for any changes made to the offer


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