Thursday Doors: Arras

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Whilst on our family holiday this year, we had a few car troubles and ended up staying longer than expected in this town. What was intended to be an overnight stay turned into a three night mini-break! Seeing as we were stuck there, we decided to explore the local town, a very good decision as it turned out to be a surprising place full of beautiful, old buildings and despite the shops being closed there were still many bars and ice-cream places open πŸ˜‰

Arras has a long and interesting history, affected by both WW1 and WW2 and also suffering during the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. It was once part of the Spanish Netherlands and you can see this from the town housesΒ which surround the Grand’Place and the Place des HΓ©ros, they have a very Flemish look to them.

I managed to capture a few doors, but the buildings are the real stars, so here are a few pictures of the beautiful Arras townhouses.

I have a few more Thursday Doors from Arras,Β so I will be sharing these over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, go over to Norm 2.0 for more Thursday Doors.

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28 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Arras

  1. Your story sounds the script of a movie! But you made good use of your unexpected “surprise” and took these great captures – hope they didn’t charge you oodles of $$ for the car!

  2. what a great place to be stuck having extra time at – and this post reminded me how attitude is so important as we travail – and the opening door- with steps – pillar – window -and all that patina – was tasty good.
    also – what a nice memory this will be later (oh and we call these detours God appointments – ha!)

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