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City break in Arras. Active leisure ideas for Arras - attractions, recreation and nightlife

First of all, Arras attracts travelers with its famous architectural attractions of the past centuries and war monuments. Nevertheless, guests of the city have an opportunity to diversify their excursion program and visit beautiful parks, gardens, and entertainment centers. Let’s start with Cité Nature, a popular amusement center targeted at visitors of all ages. This is a modern natural science museum but the venue looks nothing like a typical museum that we all have visited at least once.
Northern France is home to several beautiful cities, and Arras is definitely one of them. The central part of this city is an incredibly picturesque place. In the Middle Ages, this region … Open
The center has several exhibition halls with fully transparent display windows. Visitors can see absolutely different things here including exotic fruits, rare insects, and a large collection of seashells. A small food shop is open nearby. It sells exotic fruits and vegetables from local farms.
Tourists with children make up a significant part of the center’s visitors. Children like Cité Nature because of its special interactive objects and several playgrounds. That being said, adults will also find it interesting to visit this center and attend educational excursions. If you visit the museum in summer, you can take a walk to the adjacent garden. Besides typical trees and flowers, the garden is used to cultivate greens and vegetables that are then sold in the food shop. Copyright
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If you like unusual entertainment, do not miss an opportunity to visit Moulin La Tourelle. This is an old mill that is situated in one of the city neighborhoods. There were many mills like this in Arras in the past. Almost all mills were destroyed during World War I, only Moulin La Tourelle has survived through the centuries. Although that mill has not been serving its primary purpose for many years already, it is regularly renovated. In modern times, Moulin La Tourelle has become a popular tourist destination. Visitors can get to the top of the mill and admire the view of Arras from above.
There are many picturesque areas in the vicinity of Arras. In summer, tourists can try interesting walking and cycling tours. Some local nature attractions are also important historic sites. There were several severe battles near Arras during the war years, so no wonder why it was decided to build several memorials. Arras countryside is a picturesque area with beautiful rivers. In summer, these rivers attract fans of rafting. You can always contact local sports centers and see the schedule of the coming activities.
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Golf fans prefer to spend their free time in Arras Golf Club. It is located in the suburban neighborhood of Anzin-Saint-Aubin. The distance to Arras is no more than 4 kilometers. The golf club is open in a picturesque area surrounded by incredibly wonderful fields and forests. People who have never played golf before and professional players will find it interesting to visit this club. Having enjoyed the game, visitors can take a stroll in the most picturesque areas of the club. There are several trekking trails and comfortable picnic sites here.
When you are tired of outdoor activities, it is time to make a stop in one of the city bars and pubs, many of which are open in eye-catching historic buildings. For example, L'instan't is a popular bar close to Place des Heros. It offers a great range of drinks and signature snacks. You can try the best types of local beer and wine. The bar also has a large menu with refreshing fruit cocktails. To supplement drinks, L'instan't always has a big menu of appetizers and snacks, many of which are made from locally sourced ingredients.
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Another popular bar, Le Saint Christophe is located nearby. In summer, it opens an outdoor terrace that faces the square. This bar is also great for beer fans and connoisseurs of original cocktails. Visitors like it for a variety of original snacks and nourishing dishes.
Ô Bar Lounge Club is one of the liveliest gathering places for young residents of Arles. If you like hot parties and energetic discos, this is one of the best venues to visit. Everyone interested in modern music and dancing will find exactly what they want in Ô Bar. This club frequently hosts concerts and performances of bands playing different music styles. The venue has several karaoke halls and offers a great range of signature cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. As a rule, the most attractive and interesting venues for evening entertainment in Arras are located close to central historic squares.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Arras and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Arras
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Scarpe-Escaut' , 50.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Avesnois' , 73.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Caps et marais d’Opale' , 79.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Oise-Pays de France' , 124 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vexin français' , 148.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Arras
♥   Amusement park 'Parc de Lomme' Lomme, 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Dennlys Parc' Dennebroeucq, 54 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bellewaerde' Ypres, 63.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bagatelle' Merlimont, 84.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Plopsaland De Panne' Adinkerke-De Panne, 88.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Arras
♥   Water park 'Plopsaqua De Panne' , 88.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Oostduinkerke, 93.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' De Haan, 112.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Duinenwater' Knokke-Heist, 121.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Arras
♥   Restaurant 'L’Atelier de Marc Meurin' Lens. Type - Modern cuisine. 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Jardins de l’Arcadie' Lens. Type - Traditional cuisine. 16 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Air Accueil' Brebières. Type - Modern cuisine. 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Cercle' Nœux-les-Mines. Type - Modern cuisine. 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Atelier des Saveurs' Nœux-les-Mines. Type - Modern cuisine. 23 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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