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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lined streets” (131 reviews)
“plane trees” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mainly the trees along many of the streets at this concession gives you the feeling of not being at Shanghai at all,... and the little shops, little signature restaurants and coffee shops, and little boutiques here and there. Otherwise, also crowded with stylish Chinese restaurants...More

Thank 365Explore
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The French Concession is a beautiful neighborhood in Shanghai. There are lots of tree lined streets, magnificent homes, great little shops and places to eat and drink. If you have some time to wonder the streets in Shanghai, I higher recommend you head to the...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice area with good vibes. Interesting architecture with lots of independent shops and cosy restaurants.

Thank Irina S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's quite an experience to see old French architecture in a Chinese city and interspersed with Chinese daily life and cultural symbols. I took a lot of pictures when I went there to walk around during the day, and I would have liked to have...More

Thank bethevans2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Must spend time here on your trip to Shanghai! Spend some time before your trip learning about the history of this region which was home to wealthy French expats before 1940’s. Walk into the beautiful Okura Garden hotel to drool over the Art Deco Architecture...More

Thank MotherDoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A total must if in this location plenty of places to eat or take coffee, was a huge queue for museum would recommend to book for this

Thank collette011
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice area for some shopping and walking. different than the rest of shanghai. compared to nanjing road its very quiet and chilled. lots of small restaurants and bars

Thank FSPZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The French Concession is worth the visit. My rating might be unfair as it was different to maybe what I expected ie more modern and less Chinese.

Thank Daniel_R011
Reviewed 1 week ago

A European sector in the heart of Shanghai offering outstanding places to eat food easily recognized by Westerners. Nice shopping and some interesting historical sites.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped there for a just a little, the area is nice with lots of restaurants and shops. Not quite what I expected.

Thank ornella t
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