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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Surprise...as we were staying at The Shanghai Hotel, this was only a block walk for us...and what a nice find! Uncrowded streets on a Sunday..Ex-Pat community with a good selection of restaurants from Italian, French, and German. Nice bakes shops with Huge Bread selections! Found an Ex-Pat grocery store with all the things you could find in the states too,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a pretty area. If you like opulence and pretty things then this is the place for you. I don't feel like it shows the real Shanghai though. Lots of high end shops and very expensive to eat etc here. Not for me but others may enjoy it.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We spent an afternoon in the French Concession area and it was one of our favourites of the 5 days we spent there. The area is quite big. There are the very commercial busy parts along Huaihai Middle Road and then there are the quiet neighbourhoods. Our favourite is a little triangular area in between Changle Road, Donghu Road, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Somewhat more relaxed, plenty of trees. Go to Fuxing park on a weekend. Really fun to just walk around.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went for a walk around the old French Concession area in Shanghai. It reminded me of some old neighborhoods in Paris and also Pondicherry in India. There are wrought iron gates and quaint Art Deco buildings. We saw some older mansions and the streets are lined with boutiques and eating places. It is a very nice area to just... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Many stores, bars & restaurants in this area noted for its old French style buildings. Full of young, trendy people dining or drinking outdoors with their expensive cars parked nearby. Really you could be in any modern city in the world not just in Shanghai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The food was authentic Shanghainese food, and it was one of the most delicious array of food I've ever tasted. I would definitely recommend this to everyone, and will definitely come back here given the chance.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The old French Concession suburb has it all - historic sites, architecture, boutique and mall shopping, great mix of restaurants and bars, parks, etc and it is easy to get to by metro.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited the Old French Concession area twice. The first time was on a very, very rainy day with our Shanghai Guide. We started at the Taicang Road area. There are many upscale stores, restaurants, a Starbucks and a very pretty fountain. The pedestrian area nearby called Xintiandi is very pretty with tree lined streets, small alleys, paved courtyards and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Reminds me of a nicer version of the French areas in Hanoi. The area is perfect for a stroll and there are a number of nice restaurants you can choose from to begin or end your night out

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