Age-old Arras

Age-old Arras Saturday market, Arras by That Goatskin Bicycle Moment

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 15th February 2010 and has been read 15433 times.

Arras, France - pretty, animated, friendly, conveniently-situated, bustling  I very much liked Arras; there were always plenty of things going on in La Grande Place, different festivals and so on. The city itself is also really pretty, with some Medieval architecture.There were good theatres, cinemas and museums etc to visit too. I tried to travel as much as I could, so along with trying to visit much of France, I went to Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands - all of this in just a few months! The people were really friendly in Arras and it's brilliantly situated in terms of transport.

Useful local words: 'Prendre un pot', 'une bouffe'.

What not to pack: Bedlinen.

What to pack: A good winter coat - it's cold in this part of France!

Couldn't have done without: My laptop and dictionary.

Word of advice: Make the most of your year abroad and definitely don't worry if you find it difficult to begin with, it WILL get better.

MC, French and English, Queen’s University, Belfast

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