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Former French Concession

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 October 2009

The French Concession is one of the highlights of Shanghai. You can spend hours wandering the narrow alleyways, dining and one of the million cafes or restaurants, or browsing through the endless art galleries and photographic studios. Totally different than the skyscraper-ridden streets of most...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 March 2015

If you're looking for a Yuppie, overpriced, renovated part of Shanghai then this is the place for you. personally, besides the nice buildings (European), it did nothing for me. I would rather spend time in Old Shanghai (Chinese) to REALLY take you back in time...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walk the tree line avenue and enjoy your pick of restaurants. A must do if you are spending more than a couple of nights in Shanghai.

Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to the French Concession area was a part of our tour of the city. It was a chance to walk around an historically interesting area that has been well preserved and definitely displays the French influence. The alley ways and building were very...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a tale of two places. Quaint shops, tree lined streets, abundance of parks on one hand; on the other a street with more high end fashion stores than you can imagine. In other words, something for everyone. Well worth a day trip if...More

Thank GWW
Reviewed 5 days ago

Accessed this area via subway. Some interesting alleyways and shops as well as homes. Worth a 2 to 3 hour trip.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such great history and architecture in the former French Concession. Amazing restaurants and shopping. Worth just walking around for an afternoon if you have time. Something you would not expect for China.

Thank lookingaroundfornow
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many shops and it appears even more restaurants. The historic buildings are interesting to look at. Definitely worth exploring and enjoying a meal or some drinks there.

Thank walkinthewoods
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

French concession is huge! It's nice for strolling, there are endless trees who's canopies cover the streets. Also, lots of restaurants, cafes and such.

Thank bogzaelektortehniku
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering the streets of Shanghai is always a good idea. It get's even better when you're roaming the streets and alleys of the FFC area.

Thank Iloon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a nice area to go to and walk around have a drink etc its expensive but just the feel and look of it and sittingb around on a nice spring day is worht it

Thank RajiveKhanna
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has some good cafes and Boutiques. You can take a stroll and do shopping and eating. In all a good experience.

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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
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22 June 2018|
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Response from chonkaa | Reviewed this property |
Quite late into the evening between 8pm and 10pm
5 March 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