The church of Beaurains
|Intercommunality||Communauté urbaine d'Arras|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Pierre Ansart|
|5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||70–99 m (230–325 ft) |
(avg. 92 m or 302 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The first church here was built in 674. In the 12th century, the parish council created an important leprosarium that treated Jean Bodel, a French poet.
On 21 December 1922, a large treasure was discovered dating from the Roman era. Known as the Beaurains Treasure, much was squandered and the little that remains is now at Arras. However, a silver candelabra, gold coins and some jewellery from the treasure are also in the British Museum. The commune was all but destroyed during World War I.
The 19th-century French playwright and librettist Armand d'Artois was born in the village on 3 Octobre 1788
- The church of St. Martin, rebuilt after 1918, along with the rest of the village.
- Vestiges of an old castle.
- Two World War I cemeteries.
- Daniel Triot (CPG Innovator)
- Bernard Triot (Film Auteur)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beaurains.|
- Official website of Beaurains ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- The CWGC cemetery at Beaurains
- communal cemetery at Beaurains
- Beaurains on the Quid website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
|This Arras arrondissement, Pas-de-Calais geographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|