Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés

Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés

Association pour la Mise en Valeur des Espaces Fortifiés (Région Nord / Pas-de-Calais)

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Fortified towns > Arras

Latest addition : Thursday 22 January 2009.

  • Overview of Arras

    Already a large town in Gallo-Roman times, Arras saw its Golden age during the Spanish reign. Louis XIII’s defeat of the town was therefore not accepted kindly.A citadel was erected on the order of Louis XIV, as much against the people of Arras themselves as against the Spanish!It has the oldest religious edifice in the town. Still occupied by a regiment, like Lille, the citadel has retained a large part of its projected elements with the surrounding area providing a superb wooded walk. (...)

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