Rue de l'Aiguillerie (Needlework Street), Montpellier

Rue de l'Aiguillerie (Needlework Street), Montpellier

Needlework Street is a commercial street of the commune of Montpellier. It is located in a pedestrianized zone in the center of town. At its southern end it borders the Jean-Jaures Square and the Lodge Street. This is the street for bars, alternative shops, ecological and foreign cultural venues.

Needlework Street in Montpellier shares this name with a street in Paris. The "needlework" is all types of craftsmanship with fabrics; handicrafts. In former times the Needlework Street was a street featuring handicraft tradesmen, working mostly from home. The craftsmen are long gone. Only the name remains.

The street is among the largest and well known streets in Montpellier. It is a popular and busy street of shops, restaurants and fast-food stalls and student hang-outs. It is easy walking at any time.

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Rue de l'Aiguillerie (Needlework Street) on Map

Sight Name: Rue de l'Aiguillerie (Needlework Street)
Sight Location: Montpellier, France (See walking tours in Montpellier)
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Montpellier, France

Create Your Own Walk in Montpellier

Create Your Own Walk in Montpellier

Creating your own self-guided walk in Montpellier is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Murals and Street Art Walk

Murals and Street Art Walk

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Montpellier Introduction Walking Tour

Montpellier Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles