Former French Concession

Former French Concession, Shanghai: Hours, Address, Former French Concession Reviews: 4.5/5

Former French Concession
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Huangpu
How to get there
  • Huangpi South Road • 1 min walk
  • South Huangpi Road • 1 min walk
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3,964 reviews
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NickInChina1
Shanghai Region, China268 contributions
Great area of Shanghai to Explore
Nov 2020
If you want to see interesting architecture, enjoy a large number of good restaurants - both Chinese and various regional food - then this is the place to check out
Written November 10, 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Must-see quarter of Shanghai
Dec 2019
This is of course a very untypical Chinese quarter, but one that played a major role in Shanghai unique history. Streets and alleys resemble the south of France and there;s an overall relaxed attitude. But please read about the history of this and other concessions.
Written October 31, 2020
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EtaTandela
Jakarta, Indonesia288 contributions
Cafe Lovers
Dec 2019 • Couples
Lots of Cafe and beautiful French buildings in here

Good place to take photos

Price is quite expensive in here
Written October 28, 2020
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robertgatti
Shanghai, China60 contributions
My factories side of Shanghai
Oct 2020 • Couples
I’ve lived in this area for two years now. I absolutely love it. Feels like I am walking down a street in a small French village early in the morning. Best times to enjoy the area are at early morning or late evening when all the instagramming girls are done blocking the streets :) During the day is also amazing to stroll around and visit all the cool shops.
Written October 17, 2020
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EwaJulianP
Basel, Switzerland34 contributions
One of The Must See in Shanghai
Oct 2020
Tianzifang Market In French Concession is a place full of character , shops with a silk, soaps, tea, creams and nick nacks. Lost of lovely restaurants, street food places and little bars with nice atmosphere. I will recommend Bell Bar/Restaurant and a Tibetan Restaurant where you can find unusual food, really worth to try.
Written October 15, 2020
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Adrian B
Shanghai, China230 contributions
Great Walk
Oct 2020
One of my favourite parts of Shanghai. Meander around the old streets, find somewhere to have coffee or food. Experience Shanghai of yesteryear.
Written October 5, 2020
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Kaja Ż
Beijing, China13 contributions
Nice restaurants
Jul 2020 • Couples
There are some nice restaurants both for bf/brunch and dinner but that all. Dont plan to spend too much time there as there is nothing really to see
Written August 2, 2020
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Isabella W
Richmond, Canada34 contributions
It was good years ago, it's too touristy
Nov 2019
I used to live there 30+ years ago, went to school in the neighbourhood. My home used to look like that. So this bring s back a lot of memories. It was entirely a residential area, now it becomes a tourists attraction. The old architecture resembles old French quarters.
Written July 16, 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
A bit of a letdown
Apr 2019
I thought this would be much more interesting. It wasn't. I'm not saying not to go, just don't have high hopes. You'll see some pictures and think, "How Cute!" but when you get there, the few "cute" areas are what you saw in the pictures - nothing more.

I don't recommend.
Written March 31, 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
Mildly Interesting Area
Jan 2020
This area has examples of older French housing/building. The largest draw is the large quantity of restaurants here representing all manner of culinary styles. A guide can help explain the history of the buildings you are viewing as there are few explanatory signs.
Written March 23, 2020
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