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Old French Concession

Address: Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the...
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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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Guangzhou, China
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115 reviews 115 reviews
53 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Choose a dry day, a lovely area to wander for a few hours. Some very expensive, flashy shops and posh housing. Some traditional Chinese housing and some touristy shops, all in same area. God location for some fab photographs. Easy to find taxis in the area, lots of underground stations found locally too.

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London, United Kingdom
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

There is little to enjoy in Shanghai and no charm at all, except perhaps in the old French Concession, where plane trees still line the street and you can lunch or dine in small and friendly cafes. It is a memorial to a more stylish period.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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195 reviews 195 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent value. I spent a whole day exploring this charming super region, organized with beautiful cafes, restaurants and shops. Must for anyone visiting Shanghai.

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Shenzhen, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Boutiques, cafés, courtyards and western-influenced architecture. Tree-covered streets and families and ambiance. Restaurants and relative quietness. Great area to wander.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The area look so European and French style, modern and clean. Lots of restaurants and shops in this area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful tree lined streets with nice restaurants and shops along the way. Worth a quick visit. We found two breweries in this area that are fantastic!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This area of Shanghai has some historical value to it, however, it is currently filled with name brand stores with high end goods. It's a pretty enough area to hang out and walk around. The bathrooms were decent as far as Chinese bathrooms go. I was drawn to one store and quickly ran for the hills when I saw a... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I expected more than I saw, but it was really interesting to discover an European neighborhood in the middle of the greatest Chinese city and to have a walk through its streets.

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Bielefeld, Germany
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the area you do not feel like being in a 24million city. You will find may shops and restaurants around. Nevertheless this is not a French concession anymore but a tourist spot to go

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We didn't have as much time as we would have like. We went to a garden, very old, very beautiful , one of several that were on our tour. Enjoyed the atmosphere, and different kind of shopping.

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