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Arras is a city located in the northern part of France, in the region of Hauts-de-France. It is the capital of the Pas-de-Calais department and has a population of approximately 40,000 inhabitants. The city is known for its rich history, architecture, and cultural heritage. The origins of Arras date back to the Roman era, when it was known as Nemetocenna. During the Middle Ages, the city became an important center of trade and commerce, and was renowned for its textile industry. In the 16th century, Arras was heavily fortified and played a significant role in the wars between France and Spain. One of the most notable landmarks in Arras is the Grand'Place, a large square surrounded by beautiful Flemish-style buildings. The square is also home to the famous belfry of Arras, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other notable attractions in the city include the Saint-Vaast Abbey, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Arras War Memorial. Arras is also known for its annual Main Square Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The festival features a lineup of popular international artists, as well as local musicians and performers.

France, Pas-de-Calais, Grand'Place, belfry, Main Square Festival

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