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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #10 of 839 attractions in Shanghai
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Type: Historic Walking Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

So, there are some nice homes and sycamore tree lined streets. Reminded me of a nice part of San Jose. I'm sorry, but I fail to see the attraction here. Maybe I walked down the wrong streets for an hour looking for points of interest... Hmm?

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We only have about two hours here but it has nice restaurant to eat and arts and crafts shops. It is an older section of Shanghai.

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San Francisco,CA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The French Concession is a great place to simply stroll around and view the original interesting architecture, tree lines streets, and some great and unique shops and restaurants. The areas is laid back and much less frenetic than other parts of Shanghai. The area around Zhou Enlai's house is nice, and is also in proximity to the Sinan Mansions restaurant... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture and relevant historical information all around. The interesting stories behind some of these buildings adds to the atmosphere. Make sure you go to the Shanghai Tower and visit the museum before you go to this beautiful area to really get the full experience.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

A definite stop on your visit to downtown Shanghai. Great restaurants, shopping, fountains and a patisserie that reminisces the past history of this famous French quarter. Only a short and inexpensive taxi ride from Peoples Square area.

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Shanghai, China
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The french concession is so different to the other parts of Shanghai and yet so close to the city center. It is beautifully quiet, lots of small cafes, restaurants, boutique. Don't miss out on the Jiashang Market in No 546 Shaanxi South Road every first and third Saturday of the months!

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Tampa, Florida
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We were here during the holiday so it was very crowded. We were glad to have taken the city bus tour to avoid the big crowd. We had a better view being on the top of the double decker bus.

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Dublin
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There was a great buzz here and it's a 'different' aspect of China, well worth seeing. It was busy, with throngs crouding the streets but it still felt safe. Verey good foe shopping

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great restaurants, shops, people watching. Good place to wander for the day and then walk to the Bund.

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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of the must do things in Shanghai, however, the area is quite large, and you have to explore a lot to fully grasp the place.

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