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Former French Concession

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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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Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Takes you back in time with class--walkable area with cafes, shops and beautiful residences--not to be missed--the trees along are worth the visit

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When in China do as the Chinese do. We rented bicycles & a guide who took us around mostly in the French concession. You learn much about “organized chaos”, as bicycles, motorbikes, cars & pedestrians all move at their pace in many and all directions....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The FFC is a cozy neighborhood within a city. You can wander the streets & find street food, cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, theaters- and so much more. It’s also a great place to hop on a Mo-bike & take a ride.

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This neighborhood offers really interesting historical contrasts with other areas of the city. Almost unique in China - neighborhoods with European style architecture, sycamore-lined streets, and shamelessly-gentrified (Wolfgang Puck) shops & restaurants. Make sure and head down an inner alley, to see life on the...More

Thank SchrodingerCat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I guess most people like this area pecause it is less crowded and it has tree lined Avenue but other than that really no biggie except for the market was actually nice in the sense that it had fixed pricing so if you enjoy a...More

Thank ElPasoMaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one part of Shanghai that no one should miss. There are dozens of very nice restaurants, representing food from all corners of the world. Not to mention the shops! A truly cosmopolitan part of the city where one can sit any time of...More

Thank onaviljoen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The area has been transformed beautifully with lovely high-class restaurants and bars serving all forms of cuisine. The buildings are smart, clean and look like converted warehouses, although they were in fact residential homes long ago. Lovely outside seating areas and the bars were all...More

Thank RichardF38
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you need a break from the exotic aspects of Shanghai the French Concession provides a very pleasant yet still fascinating place to visit.

Thank NauticalDreamer3010
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned a lot about the history of Shanghai walking around the former French Concession. It was very impressive and not what I expected. There are a range of very creative clothes shops in some of the old buildings, which made it worthwhile.

Thank FW0203
Reviewed 1 week ago

I downloaded a walking tour on my phone and walked around 8 Km around this fantastic part of Shanghai. Great architecture, very green. Nice and quiet. Most motorbikes are electric so you do not hear them coming. Wandered around this area for around 3 hrs.

Thank John M
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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
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June 21, 2018|
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Response from Hira H | Reviewed this property |
Quite late into the evening between 8pm and 10pm
March 5, 2018|
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Response from ornella t | Reviewed this property |
We took the hop on hop off to the sites.
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Response from Teresa H | Reviewed this property |
The French Concession as an area is quite big. Therefore there are quite a few relevant Metro stations. You can consider HengShanLu station. Again you would want to check out the map. Whilst in Shanghai you can use the... More