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Arras
Arras

Arras is a city in Northern France. Situated in the Nord Pas de Calais region, on the Scarpe River. With a history dating back over 2000 years, Arras is steeped with history. After being granted commercial charter in 14th century, it grew into an international centre for banking and trade, later becoming known for its drapers and tapestries and during World War I, the Battle of Arras took place. Today, Arras is dominated by two significant squares which were built in the 17th & 18th centuries, comprising of 155 Flemish and Spanish style houses classified as Historical Monments and over-looking both squares is the Bell Tower of Arras and is protected after being classified as part of ‘world inheritance of humanity’ by UNESCO. A trip to this region shouldn’t go without a visit to Notre-Dame-de-Lorette on Lorette Hill, the Canadian War Memorial of Vimy, The Arras memorial - a World War I memorial, located in the Faubourg d’Amiens British Cemetery and The Louvre-Lens museum which is a branch of the Louvre museum in Paris.