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Citadel in Arras

Vauban, Arras, France
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Historical Area Well Worth Visiting

We visited Arras in April 2017, so much to see we only managed a quick visit to the Citadel but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
So much potential. - but fails miserably

We walked here from the city centra as the venue seems to have an excellent write-up. My initial... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Vauban, Arras, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Arras in April 2017, so much to see we only managed a quick visit to the Citadel but glad we did, it is located next to the First World War Arras Memorial so we combined the two.

Thank Havana_Blast
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We walked here from the city centra as the venue seems to have an excellent write-up. My initial impression were good as the ramparts are imposing and the entrance impressive. entry is over a beautiful bridge and through a large gatehouse The visitor is then...More

Thank Pitacus
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a hard one to write about. I expected more, and others have said, it is a large area with buildings in all directions. It is not close to the centre and it took a while to walk there. We found a nice chapel...More

Thank mitsilad
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As we were nearby we stoped off. A typical Vauban structure but not much more to see, certainly not worth a special visit.

Thank mike l
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Mur des Fusilles may not be a well known moment in history unless you are from Arras? but the location of the massacre and how it has been preserved is outstanding, and worthy of the time to see it. My cab driver knew where...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Designed by Vauban in the seventeenth century this is an important visit to make, but, be prepared to be emotionally moved by the French Resistance Execution Area at the rear. Having spent three days on the Somme Battlefields, it reminded us that leaders seem to...More

1  Thank Fred F
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Was definitely worth seeing very imposing. Would have been nice if they had info in English too, my french is not that good yet.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 15 April 2016

An impressive fortification typical of Vaubon and nice to see it in use and being restored / renovated in places. Look out for the models in the entrance gateway (left hand side as you go in) which give a good feel for the scale. The...More

1  Thank AlexAndG
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The citadel was sold by the military to Arras for €1 as it was in disrepair. Part has been converted into flats that only the rich can afford at €4000/m2! However it has brought in the revenue to restor a lot of the facades of...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The site is spread out and it didn't seem like there were many signs to help direct you to specific locations. We parked where we (hoped) it was permissible and walked around for a bit. We did find an old church that had some interesting...More

Thank 50in50
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John T
Could you please give me the sat nav coordinates, Latitude and longitude for the Citadel in Arras. Many thanks in advance.
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