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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are around, you could have a walk. But directly going there, I wouldn’t recommend. To many similar locations, not „authentic“ So better search for real local places.

Thank jtk1962
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Former French Concession area is a prime residential neighbourhood catering to expats. There are a lot of really nice restaurants and the streets have nice trees that offer shade and its quite a nice place to walk around.

Thank PushExplore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well, this is by far the most intimate and charming part of Shanghai. Low rise buildings from the 1920s and 30s, built by French architects. Most streets are tree-lined and the traffic is slow. Great to cycle around and pop into one of the many...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing what this little town in the middle of the big Shanghai makes you feel. It just transports you far away from the city and the country itself. Makes you feel like you're no longer in china. Nice, safe, comfortable, good for long...More

1  Thank Panchio R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The FFC is hugely diverse. It has modern and old buildings next to each other. The strong French influence is evident everywhere. Beautifully restored buildings and architecture give a sense and flavour of Art Deco France. The streets are lined with shady Plein trees and...More

Thank LexFaure
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shanghai is the whole world! Not the N.Y.! Here you can see the influence of the western civilization inside the heart of China culture!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First area of choice when visiting Shanghai to stay is in the old French Concession. From great restaurants to excellently situated hotels. Stunning parks on virtually every 3rd block, this is a really wonderful place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small piece of France. Excellent bakery. A good selection of restaurants. A lovely sojourn throughout day ao ideal for lun h or dinner.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to extra free hours with the driver that were good enough to see this district. It's not that big, there are some good cafes and restaurants. Buildings are special dating back to the French concession times.

Thank Mr-Zakarneh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Former French concession area feels like a "Mini France" as the building style there is way different from the others in China. There are cafe and book stores nearby and it's a great place to go. Go there by Metro at Shanghai Jiaotong University...More

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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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Response from Hira H | Reviewed this property |
Quite late into the evening between 8pm and 10pm
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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