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Old French Concession

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Address: Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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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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Old Europe in the heart of Shanghai

The French Concession is like being in Europe. The restaurants are awesome and the hotels are cheap and clean. A safe and low cost area of Shanghai with the transit nearby.

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

The French Concession is like being in Europe. The restaurants are awesome and the hotels are cheap and clean. A safe and low cost area of Shanghai with the transit nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely area to explore, see all the lovely buildings and shops. It's also a nice place to grab a drink and or a snack and sit and watch the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We greatly enjoyed walking through the FCC and loved that there were fewer car horns here, and less direct sun due to the trees lining the roads. The sidewalks also seem wider here. We ate at LaVite and Coconut Paradise in the FCC and highly recommend them to anyone looking for some 'western' food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most intriguing quarters in Shanghai. A combination of French artistic style with a Chinese life. Walking around the area you will see lots of beautiful clothing shops with an odd great restaurant and a park. Worth taking a few hours to have a small walk admiring this quarter, rather that rush through.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Beautiful shops and restored alleyways. The tree lined streets are lovely and certainly a testimony to the history of the past 100 years. However, the shops are largely foreign luxury stores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

very nice area. It gets you a chance to see the local life and enjoy the nice surroundings. A must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I really love the vibe of Old French Concession. Stroll around the little houses, look into the little shops and litte cafes and have a drink.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place is characterised with tree -lined streets and old villas without the typical people crush in Shanghai. In terms of commercial activities, there are lots of small boutiques galleries and cafes. What was disturbing to me was laundry hung for drying over corridors and sidewalks by local Chinese residents with locals playing card and board games on sidewalks. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A decent getaway from the Shanghai concrete jungle and crowds. So many cool bars and restaurants, cleaner streets and good for expats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Is a place where you see people from all over the world but also rich and poor chines people. You got luxurious restaurants and very simple street little chines restaurants that i love it you can eat for like 15RMB like 3 dollars, nice fresh noodle. The only thing is very expensive every where around here is tge coffee no... More 

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Xintiandi
The refurbishment of a block of old shikumen into a carless entertainment center called Xintiandi, filled with restaurants, shops and bars, turned this area below South Huangpi Road into one of Shanghai’s most fashionable areas. Luxe condos house people who can afford the high-end brands that fill the malls and shops along Madang Road. The pleasant Taipinghu Park provides the area with green space and is also home to Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.