Former French Concession
Former French Concession
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Huangpu
How to get there
  • Huangpi South Road • 1 min walk
  • South Huangpi Road • 1 min walk
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FellowTraveler777811
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Oct 2021
The french quarter the buildings were lovely but this area is mainly bars and cafes. Unless you wish to eat or drink an hour would cover it.
Written 7 May 2022
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Stephen C
Singapore, Singapore1,080 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
This attraction is best done on foot. Depending on how far and what you want to cover, it could be as long as 7 kilometers.

The main draw for me was the old architecture, which is remnants from the French concession period. The local government has done a good job of preserving the buildings so that you can still get a flavor of how locals many decades ago.

There are plenty of eateries and coffee shops along the way. There are also shops selling paintings and other creative items.
The famous Xintiadi and Tianzifang are also part of this area.
Written 5 February 2022
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NickInChina1
Shanghai Region, China273 contributions
Nov 2020
If you want to see interesting architecture, enjoy a large number of good restaurants - both Chinese and various regional food - then this is the place to check out
Written 10 November 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,458 contributions
Dec 2019
This is of course a very untypical Chinese quarter, but one that played a major role in Shanghai unique history. Streets and alleys resemble the south of France and there;s an overall relaxed attitude. But please read about the history of this and other concessions.
Written 31 October 2020
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EtaTandela
Jakarta, Indonesia324 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Lots of Cafe and beautiful French buildings in here

Good place to take photos

Price is quite expensive in here
Written 28 October 2020
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robertgatti
Shanghai, China60 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
I’ve lived in this area for two years now. I absolutely love it. Feels like I am walking down a street in a small French village early in the morning. Best times to enjoy the area are at early morning or late evening when all the instagramming girls are done blocking the streets :) During the day is also amazing to stroll around and visit all the cool shops.
Written 17 October 2020
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EwaJulianP
Basel, Switzerland34 contributions
Oct 2020
Tianzifang Market In French Concession is a place full of character , shops with a silk, soaps, tea, creams and nick nacks. Lost of lovely restaurants, street food places and little bars with nice atmosphere. I will recommend Bell Bar/Restaurant and a Tibetan Restaurant where you can find unusual food, really worth to try.
Written 15 October 2020
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Adrian B
Shanghai, China230 contributions
Oct 2020
One of my favourite parts of Shanghai. Meander around the old streets, find somewhere to have coffee or food. Experience Shanghai of yesteryear.
Written 5 October 2020
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Kaja Ż
Beijing, China19 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
There are some nice restaurants both for bf/brunch and dinner but that all. Dont plan to spend too much time there as there is nothing really to see
Written 2 August 2020
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Isabella W
Richmond, Canada37 contributions
Nov 2019
I used to live there 30+ years ago, went to school in the neighbourhood. My home used to look like that. So this bring s back a lot of memories. It was entirely a residential area, now it becomes a tourists attraction. The old architecture resembles old French quarters.
Written 16 July 2020
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