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“Artistic, Great food & ambience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Former French Concession

Former French Concession
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Private Day Tour: Deep Dive into Shanghai's French Concession
Ranked #9 of 1,310 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
New Delhi, India
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Artistic, Great food & ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Probably Shanghai’s most picturesque neighborhood.. I happened to visit this area for dinner on a freezing cold December evening, but once you get their, the ambience the cool quotient of the place can warm the cockles of even a die hard deep freezer. The place boasts of colonial-style mansions, tree-lined streets, and lovely parks with a plethora of eating out cafes, bistros, pubs, walking streets and with its multicultural mix of beautiful people the setting can be quite romantic for an evening out with the better half or just some chilling out with friends. We dined at the Latina Brazilian restaurant - where they serve you awesome BBQ meats on swords and skewers with prime cuts and they serve you till you don't ask them to stop by turning over your little table mat sign that says.."stop" the area is a must visit for its sheer charm and laid back excitment. you can simply walk about or sit out at the cafes for an amazing experience within this city.

Visited December 2012
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cool European vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Western food and lots of westerners. Beautiful trees, streets and buildings. Feels like a oasis when far away from home.

Visited April 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely but boring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Really nice to look at the old English, French area of Shanghai but that's all you can do, no real activities or tours here.

Visited August 2012
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Tianjin, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

What a nice area. Have a wander around, but make sure you go early in the morning. There are a lot of expats in this area, and a lot of cafes you can sit in - so the earlier the better!

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Great place, it is relaxing and calls for a casual stroll when you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Shanghai's city life. It feels like you might even be in Europe!

Visited December 2012
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