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Old French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #10 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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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This has always been my favourite area of Shangai. Great for wandering and exploring - the Fuxing park always has locals playing music or dancing somewhere, there are always lovely boutiques in unexpected places as there are restaurants off the beaten track. Xintiandi and Tianzifang are definitely worth a look but for me I prefer strolling the less congested areas.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We went there and where a little bit disappointed as we imaged the French concession to be more spectacular, but at the and it looks European and thats not what you want to see in Asia ;)

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great places for food! The buildings are old but the restaurants are modern. A few quaint shops around. I would go again just for the food and the beautiful atmosphere. It also seems to be where the upper class locals are hanging out at.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Pretty interesting area. Hustle and bustle. Very busy place. Bit dirty tho. Largely residential with local shops.

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Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Loved walking along the tree-lined avenues see all the vintage-looking old houses with wrought iron fences and stair railings that's very reminiscent of neighborhoods in France. This is a well fashionable area with picturesque older buildings. You'll find plenty artisan themed cafés, boutiques, galleries, bars and shops abound for people watching or wasting the Sunday away!! It's really a beautifully... More

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Shenzhen, China
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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit place in Shanghai. You will see a mix of the world walking, shopping, chatting and dining. The easy access via the Metro and exit into a mall or into the a nice shady shopping street makes getting there and getting around a breeze. Tian Zi Fang 田子坊, Is a walled shopping and dining experience East,... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Really a maze of shops, cafes and galleries - just interesting enough for a short visit. Not enough restroom facilities!

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Sydney
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

After abandoning our hotel buffet breakfast we went here one morning and had a great breakfast in peaceful surroundings as a lot of the bars etc were just setting up for the day. We had a few cafe to choose from and found a lovely one close to the middle of the area. We really enjoyed walking around afterwards and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Terrific area to walk around very European in feel. Lots of places to eat and little shops here. Picturesque as well with tree lined streets. Food markets nearby for interesting exploration.

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north carolina
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A lovely area with lots of history and lots of wonderful shops. Unfortunately it was raining the day Sunny Chang from Toursbylocals took us through here so we were kind of in a rush. Had I been on my own I would've spent much more time going into the lovely shops....not your standard souvenirs but a little pricey. Sunny did... More

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