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“Peaceful” 4 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 1,308 things to do in Shanghai
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

This was a very quite & peaceful area with a lot of trees. It felt as though you were way from everything. There were plenty of restaurants & coffee shops to try & also upmarket stores.

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“One of the best old neighborhoods in Asia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

The concession area is much larger than I imagined and even more impressive, the city seems inclined to maintain it as best they can. Very few high-rises have gone up and the streets are still very pedestrian friendly, with arches of trees and greenery keeping them shady and atmospheric. There are some new "gentrified" shopping and restaurant developments being done, but even they are trying to maintain the architectural look and feel, working to restore properties rather than change them dramatically. There are a lot of areas to visit within the old Concession - all were terrific.

Visited May 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Nice European place in shanghai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

It is a very nice European place with a lot of French and German cafes as well as the the Chinese one. During our stay in shanghai I should say that here is the biggest concentration of stylish, modern, well dressed Chinese people:) you definitely should have a lunch there and look around the crowd... Also it is a good place for some authentic souvenirs

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, B.C.
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“Fun walks if you like architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

We used a walking tour from a guidebook (Frommer's) to see some of the sights in this interesting part of the city. Although we didn't visit every stop suggested, we got a good sense of the area. It was a welcome relief from some of the more crowded areas of the city.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Historic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The former French Concession area is wonderful. We walked along the HuaiHai Road, formerly known as the Avenue Joffre. It is very upmarket with lovely shops and eating places. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the historic buildings.

Visited April 2013
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