We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Village within a mega metropolis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old French Concession

Old French Concession
Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Improve this listing
Book a Tour

Ranked #11 of 834 attractions in Shanghai
Type: Historic Walking Areas
More attraction details
Attraction Details
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 cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses.
West Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Village within a mega metropolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Wonderful section of town that combines traditional Europeon and Chinese architecture with tree lined streets. Mix in chaotic traffic and the result is modern Shanghai's most desirable residential area ( with prices to prove it).

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

884 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    440
    330
    99
    14
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Pacific Northwest
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“"New" Shanghai”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Quaint streets and beautiful architecture. Too bad any essence of its prior history has been revitalized. In it's place are coffee shops and boutiques catering to tourists, expats and the nouveau rich.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York, NY
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Awesome Walking Neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This was the highlight of my trip to Shanghai. This is a great neighborhood to walk and explore. The tree lined streets are beautiful, and there are a ton of shops, cafes and parks to wander around.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
353 reviews 353 reviews
149 attraction reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
“A "Most visit" if you are in Shanghai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This area gives you a flavour of the old area of Shanghai. It is also one of the more wealthier part offering exhibition and arts, that you may not see in other areas. You are likely to feel at home here quite fast. Enjoy and relax at one of the cafes/restaurants even thought it is a bit pricey.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Phoenix, Arizona
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“European architecture, history, shopping, dining and beautiful tree lined streets,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Must see if beautiful parks and tree lined streets, with interesting boutiques, european restaurants, Sun Yat Sen's house, museums and monuments interest you. Very interesting and relaxing walk through one of the classic neighborhoods surviving from old historic Shanhai.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Old French Concession? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Old French Concession, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Old French Concession to your Saves list