Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Arras War Cemetery

Spend a contemplative afternoon in this peaceful field, honoring the lives of the dead soldiers from World War I.

The Arras War Cemetery is a poignant tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. It consists of several sections, including the Arras Memorial, which has almost 35,000 stones of those with no known grave who died fighting in the Arras region between 1916 and 1918. Walk along this poignant memorial and think about the brutal war while paying your respects to the dead.

Learn about the tragic loss of thousands of servicemen in the war after this part of France was handed over to the British Commonwealth. The main part of the cemetery has 2,650 burials, including 10 tombstones for unidentified individuals. Make your way to the Arras Memorial to remember those who have no grave.

See the cemetery registry to search through the names of the deceased soldiers. The memorial is dedicated to the fatalities from the armies of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa. Separate locations for Australian and Canadian casualties are outside Arras.

Explore the adjacent Arras Flying Services Memorial, which commemorates about 1,000 lost lives from the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force.

Admire the majestic colonnade with a variety of arches and pillars, standing tall over the gravestones. Appreciate the simplistic design of the white structure, which helps to create a serene atmosphere as a stark contrast to the horrors of war. The memorial is in the middle of a silent field surrounded by trees.

The war cemetery is on the site of the Faubourg-d’Amiens British Cemetery. Lord Trenchard of the Royal Air Force founded the memorial in 1932 and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens designed it.

The Arras War Cemetery is in the western part of the city, about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) from its center. Take a bus from the town center to the memorial, which should take only a few minutes. Nearby attractions include the Maison Diocésaine d’Arras and the Citadelle d'Arras. Enjoy some of the many parks and streams in the picturesque region.


Top Hotel Deals

See all 116 properties near Arras War Cemetery
Mercure Arras Centre Gare £87
Mercure Arras Centre Gare

Mercure Arras Centre Gare

58 Boulevard Carnot, Arras, Pas-de-Calais
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place des Heros, Arras Hotel de Ville and Grand Place. Maison Robespierre and Notre Dame Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Arras Station is only a 2-minute walk and Arras Achicourt Station is 24 minutes.

    L'hotel Particulier Arras £88
    L'hotel Particulier Arras

    L'hotel Particulier Arras

    8 Rue du Péage, Arras
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Arras, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Maison Robespierre, Notre Dame Cathedral and Arras Hotel de Ville. Place des Heros and Arras War Cemetery are also within 15 minutes. Arras Station is 12 minutes by foot and Arras Achicourt Station is 25 minutes.

      Najeti Hôtel de l'Univers £106
      Najeti Hôtel de l'Univers

      Najeti Hôtel de l'Univers

      3-5 Place de la Croix Rouge, Arras, Pas-de-Calais
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Arras, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Maison Robespierre and Arras Hotel de Ville. Place des Heros and Notre Dame Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Arras Station is 8 minutes by foot and Arras Achicourt Station is 26 minutes.

        Premiere Classe Arras - Saint Laurent Blangy - Parc Expo £37
        Premiere Classe Arras - Saint Laurent Blangy - Parc Expo

        Premiere Classe Arras - Saint Laurent Blangy - Parc Expo

           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nautical Base of Saint-Laurent-Blangy and Grand Place. Place des Heros and Arras Hotel de Ville are also within 1 mile (2 km). Arras Station is 17 minutes by foot.

          Holiday Inn Express Arras £67
          Holiday Inn Express Arras

          Holiday Inn Express Arras

          3 Rue Du Docteur Brassart, Arras, Pas-de-Calais
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Arras, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place des Heros, Grand Place and Arras Hotel de Ville. Maison Robespierre and Notre Dame Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Arras Station is only a 2-minute walk and Arras Achicourt Station is 26 minutes.

            Au Coeur D'eden £113
            Au Coeur D'eden

            Au Coeur D'eden

            19 Rue Pasteur, Arras
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Arras, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Place, Place des Heros and Arras Hotel de Ville. Maison Robespierre and Notre Dame Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Arras Station is only a 3-minute walk and Arras Achicourt Station is 29 minutes.

              ibis Arras Centre Les Places £52
              ibis Arras Centre Les Places

              ibis Arras Centre Les Places

              11 rue de Justice, Place Ipswich, Arras, Pas-de-Calais
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Arras, this hotel is steps away from Place des Heros, Grand Place and Arras Hotel de Ville. Notre Dame Cathedral and Maison Robespierre are also within 10 minutes. Arras Station is 6 minutes by foot and Arras Achicourt Station is 29 minutes.

                Hôtel Les Trois Luppars £51
                Hôtel Les Trois Luppars

                Hôtel Les Trois Luppars

                49 Grand' Place, Arras, Pas-de-Calais
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Arras, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Place, Place des Heros and Arras Hotel de Ville. Notre Dame Cathedral and Maison Robespierre are also within 10 minutes. Arras Station is 9 minutes by foot.