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ARRAS

Département : Pas-de-Calais

Armoiries de Arras

Official blason

  • (fr) De gueules au lion d'or, armé et lampassé d'azur, chargé en coeur d'un écusson d'azur semé de fleurs de lis d'or au lambel de gueules de trois pendants chargés chacun de trois petits châteaux d'or rangés en pal

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on February 22, 1817.

The arms were already adopted much earlier, in November 1696 and are those of the council of the Ville d'Arras. Arras at the time was divided into two parts, the Ville and the Cité.

The origin of the lion is not known. The escutcheon shows the arms of the County of Artois, of which the city was the capital.

The city is entitled to use the decorations of the Légion d'honneur (granted 1919) and the Croix de guerre 1939-1945.

Arms of Arras

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Probably referring to Artois
Blason de Arras

The arms in Hozier (1696)
Blason de Arras

The arms in Hozier (1696)
Blason de Arras

The arms in Traversier (1842)
Blason de Arras

The arms by Guilbert, 1853
Wappen von Arras

The arms in a German album +/- 1910
Blason de Arras

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Arras

The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens
Wappen von Arras

The arms in the Abadie albums
Blason de Arras

The arms on a postcard by Kroma
Blason de Arras

The arms on a Barré Dayez Postcard
Blason de Arras

The arms in the town hall (image Derek Howard)
Blason de Arras

The arms in the town hall (image Derek Howard)
Blason de Arras

The arms on a road sign (image Derek Howard)
Blason de Arras

The arms on the pubic weighbridge (image Derek Howard)

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Literature : Bouchet et al, 1994