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Old French Concession

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Address: Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French...
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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We love this part of Shanghai

Its like being in Paris with lovely tree lined boulevards, restaurants, shops, bars and nightlife. Some lovely old buildings show the French influence in this vibrant city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting, but disappointing to not be able to see some of the mansions there. Interesting, upscale shops mostly.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Its like being in Paris with lovely tree lined boulevards, restaurants, shops, bars and nightlife. Some lovely old buildings show the French influence in this vibrant city.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting neighborhood with tree lined streets and interesting shops. Much of the expat community lives here. Because of this there are many restaurants that appeal to foreign travelers that have had their fill of Chinese cuisine and want a familiar taste in their mouth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beware the French Concession takes up a major piece of land. Make sure you know where you are going before you head towards a shop in the French Concession because we couldnt end up in the same place as the day before that we wanted to revisit. The shops and restaurants looked desireable in this area. Great Pedestrian street

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The area demands a visit, if only for the past grandeur, the memories that bubble out from the surrounds, parks, and grounds. Take me back 100 years, please.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Worth a walk along the tree shaded streets here in the historic French Concession to look at the architecture and to see how the locals live in traditional lane houses. Lot's of boutique shops along the avenues for those interested in window shopping or more.

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Chatan-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed just walking the streets in this area and finding little cafes and boutiques to window shop at. Lovely little spot to slow down and relax through an afternoon.

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SoCal Beaches
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The old French concession is a wonderful maze of shops, restaurants and gastropubs. Well worth a tour and situated in a beautiful neighborhood in the heart of Shanghai!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You could instantly see the french influence after stepping in. The quarter is full of resturants with terraces and surrounded by boutique arts and design museums. Worth a visit if you are really missing home

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very trendy part of town good food and a nice place to people watch.Many places to eat and drink a vert cute part of town ,small lane ways lead to who knows where.

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