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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #10 of 806 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French Concession is popular with tourists and expats, and appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses.
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Region of Murcia, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

as a good combination of the french building tecnique and in china envoronnement with great restaurant with class ond not to expensive. A must go.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Nice place in Shanghai, was a bit difficult to find. But inside there are cozy small shops selling miscellaneous stuf - leather, books, sweets, restaurants and so on..

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Lyon, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I would not say it is an exceptional place to see but if you stay for long time you might want to be a bit far from the hustle. The french concession is a cute place to visit during your stay

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

All the "in" spots, restaurants and coffee spots have taken over the French Concession. So it is great for eating, drinking, and people watching as you appreciate the architecture. Make sure to go to the best restaurant around - world respected and ranked. and have the pork show mai (sorry for spelling)

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Malaysia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you have been to Paris, you can forget about visiting this place. If not, it's still worth a visit. You get to see buildings with Paris influenced along the street. The Shanghai cultural center is located along the street. Worth to look at some performance if you are fan of it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

lovely houses and architecture. Great for walking of cycling. Several european style restaurants are available.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This area reminds me of Europe. Its very quaint and really beautiful. The area is not very large but it has all the boutique stores as well as trendy restaurants and bars. Its a nice place to visit, after you have visited Nanjing street. You can see how different it is and you can take the atmosphere all in.

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Viareggio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The redevelopement of this area is certainly welcoming for all us European expatriates. You can stroll, drink and eat at your pleasure, all of which come of course at a price...

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If getting away from strip-mall shopping (like Nanjing Rd) is from where you need to escape, preferring to idle through boutique stores and trawl for unique fashion-finds; if drinking in funky bars and eating in rad restaurants is your thing, then the Old French Concession is for you. The darling of the expat set, it’s all trendy threads, gastronomic grub... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great area to walk around and capture the essence of European concessions of yesteryear. Make sure to walk through Ferguson Street and stop for a cup of tea or snack. Check out the Propaganda Museum nearby - located in the basement of an apartment building. Learn about the Communist Revolution via actual poster art

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