Busy outdoor street cafes at sunset on the cobblestones of Arras, Pas de calais, France on 30 September 2019

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Arras

An unexpected gem of a city, Artois' former capital Arras (the final 's' is pronounced) has an exceptional ensemble of Flemish-style arcaded buildings – the main squares are especially lovely at night – and two subterranean WWI sites. The city makes a good base for visits to the Battle of the Somme memorials.


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