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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
Puxi (Downtown Shanghai)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This unique area is located behind a huge shopping mall and consists of interesting restaurants and bars offering both indoor and outdoor seating, all surrounded by small shops in pedestrian only streets. The restaurants range from a Shake Shack to Wolfgang Puck. It’s great fun...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old time shanghai, great small shops with nice merchents a bit overcrowded but great for an hour tour

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lovegoodfoodgoodwine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting area to shop. We were there during the Chinese New Year and so it was very crowded but still interesting and enjoyable. Not high pressure sales.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judge1635
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk here in the small streets with all the shops, and try some food here. Very nice to walk here. At little bit touristic but nice,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WimvL99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many restaurants and around 5 French backeries ! The 2 best backeries on anfu lu ( sun floor and baker and spice) . For the restaurant, go to the cuivre or la pétanque , la cabane, kagen tepaniaky and plenty other choices

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Elisabeth V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming to this area every chance we get. It is very quaint with beautiful architecture, trees and nice little cafes and restaurants

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MTWentz007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt as if were in Boulder, Colorado’s Pearl Street or in a town square in Western Europe rather than Shanghai.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here you will find many old buildings from the pre communist period. Existing locations include the French govt building and the sports club. You can also see buildings owned by some pretty interesting characters on tours through the area. While it is not completely gentrified,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank snowridrrr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is very charming part of Shanghai in comparison to the modern parts of the city. So much history is here. Including the outcome of the civil war. Ahou Enla's house is a must stop. There are several streets of shopping. Of note is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 759frankp
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The French concession is an area with much different atmosphere and architecture than most of the Shanghai area. If you have not visited before I would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 21, 2018|
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Response from galactictraveler | 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