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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #13 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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Beijing, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We liked the quiet, tree lined streets of this concession area, the european style of the buildings and the great restaurants and shops

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Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful shops, architecture, people watching, and I understand any number of great places to eat. Not far from Fuxing Park and a couple of train stops. Save a morning to walk around the area and pick out a restaurant for the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is increddible, laid back mix of Chinese and Europe at its best. If in Shanghai, don't miss a slow tour through the area. A lot art, food, design, and normal daily life. Beautiful streets.

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St. John's, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As the name suggests, this section of Shanghai takes you back to the quaint streets of the late 19th and early 20th century. Lots of European-influenced buildings, bustling squares, international restaurants, and boutiques.

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Sunnyvale, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I visited this place on one of the weeknights and it made for a terrific walk and a good place to have dinner with several options. As such, this is an upmarket place with some high end shops and high end restaurants. I do wish I was with my wife, as this place is quite romantic. Do some shopping, have... More

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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Rich in history and beautiful Art Deco and Baroque architecture. Early morning is best if the building are what you are interested in.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I was there in march 2014. This place is good to stroll around and to enjoy the nice architecture buildings that was left behind by the french. I recommend you guys to visit this place during late afternoon to evening period, before dark while there is still sunlight to see the architect clearly and also to enjoy the ambience during... More

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Mauritius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I loved the architecture and the ambience that prevailed in the old french concession area..makes you feel like you are in another country and not China..the atmosphere was very nice and we chilled around..was very enjoyable!

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Singapore, Singapore
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Enjoyed the environment but not the shopping. A very tourist focused experience and crowded on weekends due to the narrow streets.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wander around the beautiful houses and imagine what a life they used to lead.great shops and restaurants here too!

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