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Former French Concession

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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 today

The French Concession is now very trendy for local Chinese and French living altogether in Shanghai and are pleased to enjoy a relaxing moment of sharing a glass of Champagne or a good table like they used to do in the past.

Reviewed today via mobile

A very pretty area with tree lined streets and smaller shopping areas. Still seems hugely commercialised but worth a visit nonetheless.

Thank Twiglet65
Reviewed yesterday

The French Quarter is a small area in strake contrast to China. There are quirky streets to explore and lots of outdoor coffee shops and restaurants. The architecture is typically French and there is also a French bakery.

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 4 days ago

can't really see much from the times of the French concession, it is "renowated", ok you can feel a bit more European arrangement of the street life, it is relaxed, not too crowded, but... not so special after all.

Thank kmarko
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

my daughter lives in this area so we spent a good deal of time here. the whole area feels very european and calm. tree lined roads and lovely parks are plentiful and there are lots of places to eat and drink. subway access to the...More

1  Thank teacheronholiday
Reviewed 6 days ago

French Concession area is one amazing district of Shanghai. The area is almost like an oasis within very busy Shanghai "megalopolis". There are several parks (e.g. Fuxing), museums etc, that are well worth visiting. One must dedicate more than 4-5 hours for that area of...More

1  Thank TX2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked over here looking for some high end shops for gifts and stumbled across a lovely area of Shanghai seemed like a world away from the city centre, was pretty quiet and very chilled. Would have loved to spent more time here.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shanghai is starting to preserve some areas that allow you to see and feel the history of the city. Even though lots of the buildings may have been pulled down, cleaned up and then rebuilt, you still get an idea of what the area was...More

1  Thank 200Sparrow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an easy metro ride to get here. It is a beautiful area has every street lined with maple trees. The food is amazing. Take a few turns and find a restaurant for the local noodles.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take time to walk around. Small streets, trees, small shops, parks, only few cars or motor bikes. Dont forget your camera!

Thank Uwe H
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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 Hira H | 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