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Old French Concession

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Address: Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Great Place to walk

Lots of great restaurants and interesting shopping in this area. Up scale boutiques and interesting shops. Definitely take a little time here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of great restaurants and interesting shopping in this area. Up scale boutiques and interesting shops. Definitely take a little time here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Waooo! Really nice! Very clean! Very expensive, but the people speak English, are friendly! Many restaurants and bars. Again, expensive, but very good quality!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This part of Shanghai is lovely, with tree-lined streets and a maze of shops and cafes. This is the perfect place in Shanghai to stroll through the city and experience the local lifestyle in this relaxed European neighborhood. There are a variety of nice restaurants with great food, and some fun and unique shops to explore.

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Shanghai, China
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We found this towards the end of our stay in Shanghai and I wish we'd found it sooner. There are so many shops and restaurants it's like a rabbit warren with new surprises around ever corner. It's not the same stuff you'll find in the fake markets on Nanjing and The Science Museum. Very nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice older / European style buildings & good for walking around. Only some of the historical buildings provide access as they are being used for offices etc. Area has also some nice small cafes and restaurants & is not so crowded as some other areas in Shanghai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The French Concession is to Shanghai what Brooklyn is to New York. Cool, calm with a real vibrancy that makes you want to step out of your apartment and see what is going on around the next corner. The tree lined streets with limited traffic gave it a small town feel. If you have the chance, a must visit in... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The only place in Shanghai where you can escape the city and enjoy small quiet streets, old art deco architecture, great restaurants and don't need to take a taxi to get around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Forner French Concession (FFC) is my neighbourhood. I have lived in three different areas in Shanghai and this is by far my favourite. As a resident, it is centrally located and public transport - by means of Metro Lines, 1, 7 and 10 , as well various bus routes- is remarkably convenient. We are spoiled for choice for other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The building and architecture of this area are totally different from Chinesse architecture. Nice view and surrounding to feel a bit of European taste at China.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Many 19-century biuldings well preserved , a lot of maple trees and an old style charm. If you have to choose a location for your stay in Shanghai , definitely the old French Concession is the place to stay .

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Address: Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.