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Arras Xmas Markets

Arras Xmas Markets

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Join us as we head to France for our Arras Christmas Markets tour.  French Christmas markets reflect the diverse tapestry of its regions, each bringing its own unique character and traditions.  We have included a few that evoke a sense of old-world charm in magnificent historic surroundings. Experience the enchantment of Christmas in Arras from our 4-star hotel in the city, soak up an authentic festive atmosphere at one of the best Christmas markets in France in the magnificent setting of The Grand Place with a beautiful backdrop of Christmas trees.  Sample roasted chestnuts and spiced bread as you wander through 140+ festive chalets laden with French delicacies, festive gifts, and treats. Journey to Lillie for their intimate and less crowded Christmas market (Village de Noel), a feast for the senses, especially the tastebuds, explore the city’s charming cobblestone streets adorned with lights and festive decorations. Travel to Amiens known for its unique blend of Somme history, here the 130+ festive chalets line the main shopping streets with the magical backdrop of the UNESCO Gothic cathedral, sample mulled wine, locally produced mulled beer and tartiflette.  Get into the festive spirit on this magical French Christmas tour, Joyeux Noel.



Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service

Return P&O ferry crossings Dover/Calais, Calais/Dover


Bed and Breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Welcome drink of wine on arrival


Executive coach travel throughout


Single room supplement - £111.00


Depart Leyland at 05.30hrs for our journey to Dover, with a suitable meal stop en-route, board an early afternoon ferry for the short crossing to Calais where we will re-join the coach as we disembark and continue our journey to Arras. As we are bed and breakfast board basis on this tour, once your checked in, wrap up and perhaps make the short walk from the hotel into the medieval centre where you will be greeted by a wonderful array of cafes and restaurants to suit every palate and pocket. Explore the Christmas Market and enjoy the magical scene as Arras is illuminated in festive splendour against the winter nights sky. For those not wishing to venture out, the hotel does have a restaurant and bar on site.

This morning following breakfast we head to Lille to visit their Christmas market, allowing time for lunch and to explore, perhaps pick up some local delicacies for the festive season. In the afternoon return to Arras for free time to explore and enjoy the festivities. The evening is yours either to relax at the hotel or enjoy the city at night.

This morning following a leisurely breakfast and a little time to relax join the coach at 11.00hr for our journey to Amiens in The Somme, the town is best known for suffering greatly in both world wars and the magnificent 13th century Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the largest Gothic style cathedral in France. Amiens is home to one of the biggest and best Christmas markets in Northern France, as we depart Amiens at 18.00hrs this will allow us time for lunch and to explore giving us a chance to see a light show that illuminates the cathedral in its traditional colours, wander the main shopping streets lined with the festive chalets of the Christmas market laden with festive goodies and locally produced crafts and festive treats.

Check out of our hotel following a leisurely breakfast as we return to Calais, before we do visit a cash and carry for any last-minute goodies and drinks you might need for the Christmas period. Continue our journey to Calais to board the afternoon ferry home to the UK. Re-join the coach as we disembark in Dover and continue our journey home. With suitable meal stops en-route.

Single room supplement


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 Mercure Arras Centre Gare Hotel







Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star







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Hotel Contact

 +33 21 38 88 88





About the hotel

   Mercure Arras Centre Gare is a modern hotel opposite Arras Train Station, within walking distance from the historic centre.  Quaint pedestrian streets lead its visitors to the town’s famous bell tower and UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a bar and restaurant on site. Guest bedrooms are spacious, elegant, soundproofed rooms beautifully designed with comfort in mind and well equipped for a relaxing stay. 















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Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed