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Arras is a city of northern France, préfecture (capital) of the Pas-de-Calais département.

Latin: Atrebatum.

It was located in the former province of Artois.

Arras was the birthplace of Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794), French revolutionist.

The fortifications were upgraded by Vauban.

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The Arras were also a tribe which migrated from France to England and practiced ceremonial burial rites (500-400 B.C.) where the chariot was interred with the chieftain.\n