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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #10 of 840 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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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 cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great place to get lost for an afternoon. Cozy little shops and excellent restaurant choices. It seriously feels like your in Europe!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

With its tree lined roads and old residential buildings the French Concession can almost remind one of New York's Greenwich Village. The area is a welcome place to stroll around with the less traffic there and good wide sidewalks. One can find numerous good restaurants on every street. Pubs, clubs available too. Also, nice boutique style shops selling all kinds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Was there had a hi tea with rmb 298 for 2 great places n environment to be at. Quite and magnificent building. Totally suggested. For foreigner is pretty hard to explain to taxi driver . Just tell them fu xin guang chang and is just right opposite .....

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Ebikon, Schweiz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Nice place to walk around! It feels as if you were in France or some European city. There are many cafes, bookstores and boutiques. Very unique for China. We also enjoyed a good dinner in the area.

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Chennai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Not a real must in a city what offers so many different restaurants, but when you are looking for a place to eat outside in the summer this is a nice area to sit or stroll around

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

You'll be amazed from the first moment you set your foot in this area, just like France, very french indeed. It's a beautiful neighborhood with shopping malls, bars and restaurants, with a beautiful view, we went there 2 nights, and if I'm gonna come back to shanghai, french concession will be definitely one of my destinations.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Would love to have spent more time investigating this area of Shanghai. Had some lovely food and walked some of the streets. So different to the city. A must to see.

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Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to get the true impression of Shanghai as a city, you cannot skip old French concession, the cosy district with upscale restaurants.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a great little piece of France in Shanghai, the French influence is obvious from the architecture to the food. It is well worthwhile spending an afternoon wondering the streets of this area.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

An area that the guidebooks all recommend, but there's no way to provide good guidance on paper. Every time I try a travel book, I find 3 other interesting things for every 1 attraction highlighted in the book. Tons of restaurants and shops, and often changing. It must be walked and explored. The tree-lined streets give great atmosphere in the... More

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