The city of Arras in northern France was largely destroyed during the First World War, but it has been painstakingly reconstructed and now has some of the grandest architecture in northern Europe. The Christmas Market is reputedly one of the best in France and is held in the Grand’Place, surrounded by beautiful Flemish Baroque architecture. This magnificent setting adds much to the ambience of the market and in addition to the market stalls, there is festive entertainment and lots of food and drink to enjoy. We travel to France by Eurotunnel and have two full days in Arras to enjoy the market and all the attractions of the city.
We will be staying at the centrally located Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Arras. The bedrooms are well appointed and have tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift and a bar. Close to the hotel, there is a good choice of bars and restaurants.