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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 2 days ago

You feel a different atmosphere. The buildings were different the air was different. So we saw restaurants and bars completely different China. We ate here at at the Refinery best food mostly because it was not Chinese. We spent over an hour here would have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobertH517
Reviewed 2 days ago

The French concession was but one part of many different sections or compartments that make up Shanghai. To this day, there exist many buildings in great repair from 1849 onward. Some of the estates of Shanghai's wealthy elite are now government buildings and are viewed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shanghaitori
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I saw this quaint area on a food tour with untour food tour group. There are so many small eateries with delicious food in the French concession.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Msjerrae
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This area known for its European heritage and influence offers tremendous opportunities to see unique architecture and design. Plenty of food and drink spots as well that include as expected a variety of cultures expressed. Decorative for holiday petiod.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vegasrugbyref
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Essential to visit this area with a knowledgable guide who can provide the interesting history and current day development of this historical area. Great trendy craft/cafe/bar area where former old houses have been converted to a really interesting shopping and leisure area. Prices very reasonable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VinnieLondon_SE2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delightful, tree-lined area that is great fun and entertaining to walk around and shop. The array of shops and the great variety of products are reason enough to see it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bradleeflorist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurants, shops, tree-lined streets, fountains all add to a very European feel in the heart of Shanghai. Fun to stroll and window shop Woo scarf store is very up-scale. Lots of choice for meals - German, Italian, French, Thai etc. From here, a short few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phloxylady2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get to visit any of the FFC while in Shanghai. The best way is on foot or bicycle, so you can stop and appreciate all the charming little boutiques and art shops and cute cafes and restaurants. The mix of old western...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hellobanana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the former French concession on our second evening in Shanghai. There was a large area or alleys lined with shops, eateries and restaurants. The fare was not only Chinese, but varied to include Greek, Italian, German, American, Thai, and much more.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thiamalan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area of Puxi was famous for its array of houses in old French style, as there are a lot of old houses still preserved. There are a lot of nice shops, cafes and restaurants, and roads are shaded with nice and huge trees so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 galactictraveler | 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.
5 March 2018|
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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