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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #13 of 840 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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Mangawhai, Null, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The Old French Concession has a sense of history. The narrow streets, the buildings with their unique architecture. The numerous "watering holes' - pubs clearly patronised by expats. We had a beer at a bar that was New Zealand orientated ruby of the giant screen. Walk around the place and enjoy its atmosphere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Just OK, very touristy, very expensive, really not what i was expecting. Its quite leafy and there is one area which is quite disneyfied.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The view from the bund is magnificent ,since the day we reached shanghai , we experienced a lot of smog along the route and in the night the view was getting hasty , but still we enjoyed being there as a tourist , the light show was just amazing , all of us were waiting for a click of "... More

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

LOL...we'd just come from Paris, so to see there was a French area in Shanghai was quite "interesting". The buildings are highly ornate and quite different to the buildings in Shanghai. I liked viewing the Fulushou statues (see pictures). There are numerous cafes in this area.

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The French Concession was at some stage the most popular place in Shanghai for the expat community, now it is shifting to different areas. Nevertheless there are many great restaurants here and the same for bars and clubs

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We walked through this pleasant neighborhood and its park with activities of all types going on all around. Delightful photos.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice area lots of places to eat and some nice shops, had a nice sandwich for lunch absolutely huge more than I could eat.Had a walk around the area very relaxed and well worth a visit.

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Xin Tian Di is a great spot to go for a drink and some people watching. When I need some 'western' food and entertainment after a few weeks in China, this is my go-to place. I like Paulaner Brauhaus, a German pub, for a beer and catching up with friends. The Fountain has a wonderful ambiance and a great burger.... More

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UK Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

worth a look not much to get excited about a few shops and a pleasant area some restaurants just a nice place to be away from the bustle of Shanghai.

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good restaurants, but if you're looking for a real chinese experience, i wouldn't describe it as the place to go. yes the place is nice, lot of restaurants and bars. so if you,re looking for a european break in your chinese holidaym this would be the place.

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