Visit the Boves

Discover the Boves, plunging into the atmosphere of limestone quarries delved out from the tenth century onwards.

The guided visit of the Boves is a tourist circuit laid out in the underground levels of the town, offering an insight into Arras's "subterranean history". 

Initially quarries of limestone extraction, these "boves" became cellars, storeplaces for the merchants of the town's squares, and later a shelter for the townspoeple during Second World War bombardments...Gaze in wide-eyed amazement as you discover a fascinating history in the shadows of the Boves. 

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