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Address: Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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Looking for a little break in your trip - here it is!

A collection of bistros, restaurants, bars and fun. It's clean, safe and the establishments do their best to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Worth and hour to catch your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Kelowna, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A collection of bistros, restaurants, bars and fun. It's clean, safe and the establishments do their best to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Worth and hour to catch your breath from the other excitement of the City.

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South Florida
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

There are many fascinating stores and interesting shops in this area; but with the very narrow and overcrowded walkways it was a challenge. It is worth visiting though.

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Cambridge, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Parisian style boulevards, with a Shanghai twist! Definitely worth a wander if you have a spare evening. Shops, restaurants, international bars: excellent

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Sydney, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Also known as Xintiandi, this once dilapidated area was apparently purchased and renovated by the actor Jackie Chan. The area does have some nice restaurants (mid ti high price range) and expensive tourist shopping. Good if you are at a loss for lunch.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Nice area, lots of souvenir shopping but not inexpensive. If you've been to France it won't impress but interesting area and certainly different from other architecture in Shanghai.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It's a small area (about 2 city blocks by 2 city blocks) full of restaurants and small stores/botiques. You can find a Starbucks here as well as other cafes that have terraces to enjoy people watching, the weather and/or a nice conversation with your party. It's a great place to find all sorts of international dishes and take good photographs... More 

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Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It's interesting architecture for China, but if you have visited France you may not be as impressed. The houses are now bistro's, upmarket shops and galleries and so nice to spend time in and around and its all very chi chi and the cost is very high.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The old french concession in Shanghai is one of the nicest looking parts of the city, it still feels rather authentic although it got a bit overcrowded recently, it moved from a cheap alternative area to a fairly touristic one. Still it is worth to stop by it, souvenirs shopping is common there although a bit overpriced.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We got off the line 1 metro station at Shaanxi Road and that's where the French confession starts. then walked to Fuxing Park before continuing along Fuxing road to the European cafe streets at the junction of Madang Road. Here you could be on a street in Paris. Lots of Cafes but beware as its expensive. It was also busy... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The former french concession is in some ways the best part of SH. The atmosphere is casual, and it's possible to find eatings from all corners of the world. This is a part of town that is strongly influenced from the western world.

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