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Vauban, 62000, Arras, France
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

The Citadel has many buildings within it's perimeter that are abandoned and derelict. As you enter through the main entrance archway, on the left hand side there is a Salon de Famille which houses lots of information about the complex and its history in French...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShenfieldFamily
Reviewed 11 November 2018

About a half hour stroll or No.9 bus from the centre of town....imposing entrance with bridge over the surrounding moat...only one map of the site...easily missed in the darkened area of the entrance tunnel....large cobbled parade ground...mixture of interesting old buildings but no explanations....some hints...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank veronica l
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Take a step back in time! Wonderful French architecture and cobble stone roads. The chapel is beautiful and still in use. The surrounding woods have some great walks with pockets of history all over. Especially the Mur des Fusilles which pays tribute to the 218...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fudge2012oz
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This UNESCO site was a real disappointment. The Citadel was built by Vauban around 1672 but was never really used. There is no interpretive center or anything describing it's history. The church is very basic and the buildings now house City Offices. The large parade...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank celesteway
Reviewed 23 August 2018

A huge space and interesting buildingsincluding a very moving chapel. Scope for some English on some of the boards but maybe I should improve my French.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

As mentioned in other TA posts, this attraction is not well-labeled or indicated. We had stopped in at city hall before going there. I noticed a book about the citadel for 10 euros. I remembered other TA reviews stating that the Citadel was not well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kmn77
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This huge military (Napoleonic?) complex is a popular place to take a picnic or exercise for locals, when I went on a Sunday us casual strollers were well outnumbered by runners, cyclists, speed walkers etc. There's a running track, and the huge central parade ground...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Grahampm
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

As reflected in other reviews, the site is imposing and impressive. There is however no guidance or interpretation on the site. We relied on what little information we could scare up from 3rd party sources on the Internet using our mobile phones . The site...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 22 June 2018

I was surprised by the way in which the autorities form Arras combined the history of their city with the beauty of it. The Citadel is a very nice combination of a museum and a bothanical garden

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank donald f
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Its worth a visit, the entrance and the walls are stunning but it fails to promote itself which is a shame for i am sure if the walls could speak they couls tell so much

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from winehills | Reviewed this property |
5 minutes walk away there is an impressive cemetery Fauborg d"Amiens which is principally for the Commonwealth dead. My partner's great uncle has his name on the wall. We had a car which we parked in the large public car... More