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Old French Concession

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Xintiandi
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Address: Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Beautiful Area

If you're coming to Shanghai, try and stay in accommodation in this area. Many apartments available - streets lined with trees, very peaceful and quiet. Subway Lines 1, 7, 8... read more

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're coming to Shanghai, try and stay in accommodation in this area. Many apartments available - streets lined with trees, very peaceful and quiet. Subway Lines 1, 7, 8 & 10 pass through the area - quick and easy access to everything.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building architectures, and green tunnels created by the trees along the roads are really beautiful, and so are the many restaurants and shops in the areas. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was on our to do list. Interesting old buildings with a lot of history. Everyone who visits Shanghai should take a stroll through the Old French Concession.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hub of Shanghai Art Deco style architecture. A walk through this part of town is a must do. It's as if you are back in Europe!

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Tehran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is just full of cafes and very calm... Godiva chocolate shop is there...try their chocolate soft serve it's the most delicious icecream i've ever eaten... And most of all there are no French people there just chinese 😆😅

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a morning to walk around this area of Shanghai. The buildings were quaint and people in the shops were friendly. Many of the shops were not ones that I would wander thru (due to be specialty and expensive) and others were restaurants, but I enjoyed seeing something different in Shanghai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must visit for anyone traveling to Shanghai. It is fun to walk around and enjoy the street around you. Come hungry and stop in a local restaurant for something to eat or drink.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Old French Concession is quite interesting from a historical point of view. Search on the internet, and you'll find quite some interesting buildings. In the daytime, you'll find lots of interesting shops, and in the evening this is one of the famous and not too expensive bar and restaurant areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful landscapes here. You actually felt like you were walking down a french lane. There are some lovely chic stores that are a must to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a hard time finding many of the old houses but enjoyed stumbling on the shopping district. Lots of nice goods and unique shops. Great restaurants as well.

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Xintiandi
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 Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.