Surroundings

Main Square Festival

The Main Square Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in France, and takes place in the Vauban citadel of Arras on the first July weekend, every year since 2004. The festival is known in France for its international lineup and a rivalry with another French festival, the Eurockean Belfort Festival, taking place during the same period.

9th edition (2012): from June 29th to July 1st.

 

Arras Film Festival (the Other Cinema)

For this 10 days festival, devoted to European and international films, the organization Plan Séquence organizes every year numerous activities: national and international previews, retrospectives and tributes, discovery of European and international flim-making, children's festival, cinema treasures, movies accompanied by live music, Off festival, exhibitions... All this in the presence of honored guests and in various locations: the Arras squares, Casino, Hotel de Guînes, Cultural Office, Theatre, University...
13th edition (2012): from November 9th to November 18th.