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Former French Concession

Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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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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  • Average12%
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“lined streets” (129 reviews)
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Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Reviewed yesterday

Think cute little shops a-là Paris or indeed London -it has a certain Sloane feeling to it, definitely- and the overall vibe of the French Concession make it just the area for any homesick westerners who're looking for a bit of home in China. Full...More

Thank Gus S
Reviewed yesterday

The old french concession is a little gem in Shanghai. You really do not feel like you're in China. The streets are filled with stunning residences, hotels, official buildings, cafes and niches. Every street you go to, it will take your breath away. If you...More

Thank muimuilee
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great old architecture; a quiet oasis in such a bustling metropolis. Recommend taking a walking tour around the area.

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make sure you get to this beautiful area. The tree lined streets, wonderful architecture, cafes, bars and restaurants. Give yourself plenty of time to wander and soak it all in. Great atmosphere and sights to see. Kick back and relax at a bar, cafe or...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only got to walk by and get a glimpse of these amazing French buildings. If I had time I would have hired a guide and spent atleast a couple if hours. Located by the bind and the lights at night setup a magnificent mood...More

Thank HappyFeetUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just down south from Nanjing Road, another main artillery of ancient Shanghai converging with the new Shanghai is Huaihai Road. This is French town, the former French Concession. One of the only preserved concession areas remaining (apart from the Bund). Is this why Shanghai is...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, tree lined streets. Architecture very European. Loved all the small restaurants and shops. Beautiful options versus all the lights and glitz of the downtown areas.

Thank tammy k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old and interesting. The buildings are very different to traditional Chinese buildings. You will find the boxing cat pub around here too. Standard Western Europe pricing, beer and food

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place for a night drink away from the tourist area. We went into the Friends Bar (248 Taikang Rd (Within 田子坊 | Tian Zi Fang) having huge mojitos, beers and chinese snacks in a friendly atmosphere. The owner Andy spent some time with us...More

Thank Luca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If somehow you want to get lost, this is the place. I love spending time walking along streets, trying different kinds of food, visiting co-working space and meeting some young and cool artists.

Thank Tuan N
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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14 October 2016|
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Response from mgrahame | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We used Viator, filtered to Shanghai and looked for cycling tours. It was really good fun. Cheers Mark
15 September 2016|
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Response from Peter K | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Definitely, yes, I did see some vegetarian and whole food restaurants (and Indian) but I did not try them. You have a much better chance of finding something good in the... More
10 November 2015|
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Response from Marmite62 | Reviewed this property |
As Peter B answered, your Hotel will help you and they will also tell your taxi driver. Remember to get a Hotel card or directions in local language for your return trip to your Hotel. Not all drivers speak enough english... More