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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #10 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A very special place to escape the hectic city and surrender to the tranquility of old Shanghai. You will find historic buildings, restaurants, parks and unique sights around every corner - go there and let yourself drift.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful quarters, nice places to eat, fun shopping, and very charming. Feels like a mix between Paris, West Village NY, and modern Shanghai with glimpses of history and every day life.

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Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This has always been my favourite area of Shangai. Great for wandering and exploring - the Fuxing park always has locals playing music or dancing somewhere, there are always lovely boutiques in unexpected places as there are restaurants off the beaten track. Xintiandi and Tianzifang are definitely worth a look but for me I prefer strolling the less congested areas.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went there and where a little bit disappointed as we imaged the French concession to be more spectacular, but at the and it looks European and thats not what you want to see in Asia ;)

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great places for food! The buildings are old but the restaurants are modern. A few quaint shops around. I would go again just for the food and the beautiful atmosphere. It also seems to be where the upper class locals are hanging out at.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Pretty interesting area. Hustle and bustle. Very busy place. Bit dirty tho. Largely residential with local shops.

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Connecticut
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved walking along the tree-lined avenues see all the vintage-looking old houses with wrought iron fences and stair railings that's very reminiscent of neighborhoods in France. This is a well fashionable area with picturesque older buildings. You'll find plenty artisan themed cafés, boutiques, galleries, bars and shops abound for people watching or wasting the Sunday away!! It's really a beautifully... More

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Shenzhen, China
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a must visit place in Shanghai. You will see a mix of the world walking, shopping, chatting and dining. The easy access via the Metro and exit into a mall or into the a nice shady shopping street makes getting there and getting around a breeze. Tian Zi Fang 田子坊, Is a walled shopping and dining experience East,... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really a maze of shops, cafes and galleries - just interesting enough for a short visit. Not enough restroom facilities!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Seems like you've stepped into France even though you are in the middle of Shanghai. It is wonderful to see so much has been conserved and some of the colonial architecture is wonderful. Found a walking map on the web which took us round the more famous buildings. On the way, there were all manner of boutique shops, restaurants and... More

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