Second city of the Arras urban community, with more than 8000 inhabitants, Achicourt is south of Arras. The people of the town call the Achicouriens and Achicouriennes.
By its ancient market vocation, Achicourt has retained its identity with the Bassure and Pre, preserving natural areas that function as buffers the stream gauging the Crinchon during heavy rains. These spaces are also invested in the Events and walkers.
She has kept a link with its history "railwayman".
The rebuilding of the windmill La Tourelle on its original site given by the family Hacart Recalls the many mills in the area. Real educational tool for its operation and mechanisms identical to the original ones, the mill has given birth to a big party on the fourth Sunday of September which hosts many artists.