How long it seems since your last trip away with friends, chatting over restaurant dinners late into the evening, indulging in a little retail therapy, enjoying a dip in the swimming pool...
Why wait for time off work before you next share these little moments of pleasure? So don't waste a minute - suggest the idea of a weekend away to your friends!
Kick off the weekend with a stroll around Arras market on Saturday morning. Browse the stalls surrounded by rich colour and delicious smells. Continue your stroll in the town-centre shopping streets. There you will find some typical specialities of Arras such as chocolate rats, gingerbread hearts and porcelain painted in the distinctive blue of Arras. The more daring among you can try out the cheese version of the Arras heart, another of the town's specialities.
At lunchtime, find a table in one of the cellar restaurants that line the town squares. A very special setting that makes the town centre establishments so distinctive. Imagine yourself in the cosy atmosphere of a vaulted cellar, savouring a few dishes of our local cuisine.
Continue your day with a visit to the Arras Museum of Fine Arts.
While you're there, don't miss the opportunity to explore the permanent collections. They house some unexpected treasures such as the rooms dedicated to eighteenth century paintings of the French and Low Countries Schools and a unique set of large-scale French religious paintings of seventeenth century.
Your programme would not be complete without a night-time walk around the squares to admire the Baroque facades, enhanced by subtle lighting. Round off your evening over a drink in one of the many town-centre bars.
After such a full day, enjoy a well-earned night's sleep in a town-centre guest room. You will be delighted by beautifully decorated rooms and attentive hosts.
All good things come to an end, and it's already time to think about leaving. To finish on a high note, treat yourself to a well-being session at the Aquarena centre. Sports halls, sauna, hammam, light therapy, whirlpool bath... A new spa area perfect for relaxation.
One thing is certain, you will soon be back for a weekend in Arras, this time with that special person !