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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #11 of 841 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This part of the city is really worth visiting as you get a sense of history. I did it initially as part of a walking tour but then went back on my own.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Just came back from my second visit to Shanghai on holiday and would definitely recommend the Old French Concession area to explore. Interesting little laneways and shops selling a variety of things. Also great little bars and cafes.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

A must! Fantastic district with great atmosphere with tiny boutiques which offer single pieces of local desingers, small restaurants and cafes...conveniently located as well.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

You can walk and be there 3-4 hours and you will not notice the time. Beautiful area, lots of stores and shops you can spend your money there - and don't forget to argue.

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south florida
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40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This area is littered with restaurants, shops and specialty mom and pop businesses. Beautiful setting and clean streets makes this a great area to walk and take in the sights. Restaurants are quite good in this area and it is very safe. Also some beautiful hotels in the French Concession that will put you in one of the best areas... More

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melbourne
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

A great area for a relaxing hour. Sit and have a nice glass of wine or an ice-cream, then do some great window shopping.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

This is a village in the city with a lot of cool places and little cafes to chill out ...A french "je ne sais quoi" in Shanghai !

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Experience the french bistros and street shops in the Chinese heartland. Frequented mostly by foreigners...if you get over the Chinese food and crave for an European meal..this is the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This area has a ton of shopping and some of the best restaurants in Shanghai. The offerings are very diverse. Great area to shop and eat.

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australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I love this place just walking and shopping stopping in little cafes takes you back in time sometimes you forget your in china

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