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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #11 of 834 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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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

You just go there and spend a day walking, drinking in a cozy bars, eating in one of thousands restaurants, enjoying the "nature" Chinese life, and at the end try one of many nightclubs, like Zapatas or Hollywood. It's gonna be one of the best days in your life.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was great to stroll around the area but I got bored after seeing many of the places was either undergoing renovation works or stood out like a sore thumb for no reason.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Refurbishing the old French Quarter was great idea and gives this very moderns city another place of interest. There are sleek designer shops , shone of the highest quality or at least expensive ones as my experience many of the goods are made in China anyway. Look out for Cafe Society, it is right here and the smart shanghai folk... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It has a lot of trees. I visited Tianzifang and then walked around the area a bit. There are some shops and so on, and some interesting architecture and buildings, but it didn’t feel like a tourist hotspot and was mostly just quiet and charming. Mercifully there are a lot of trees lining the streets and all around, which makes... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you want some elegant, fashionable, chic down time in a busy and hectic Shanghai, XinTianDi is definitely the place to go. Classy coffeeshops(though not the best coffee), interesting boutiques, old houses, bars etc. makes the French Concession a favorite amongst both locals and foreigners.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful area, great restaurants and boutiques. Felt very safe walking around. Close to hotel, great to be able to walk to restaurants and back.

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Seattle
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great pedestrian only neighborhood, with upper scale shopping and a great variety of restaurant options. Lots of places have both infdoor and outdoor seating. Cool brick buildings and long alley walkways to stroll through. Some spots have a great late night party crowd, but there are also several quieter, more romantic spots for couples. Tons of shops from home decor... More

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AnanB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon wandering around the shops in the French Concession. It is very touristic, and full - it's difficult to navigate. Most of the shops seem to sell much of the same things but it is still nice to wander. There are good restaurants in the area, although there are some tatty looking ones too!

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shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

this was my favorite part of shanghai, the tree lined street and multiple bars with out door seating was very charming

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you have the time while you're in Shanghai, take a walk through the tree lined streets of the Old French Concession. I went in the summer when Shanghai is hot and humid, but it was well worth it. Plus, there are a ton of cafe and boutique stores to jump into to cool off and grab a bite to... More

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