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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.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited at night so got to see all the lights. Plenty of variety of bars and restaurants for an evening out.

Thank djtairua01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me as a foreigner who stay 14 years in Shanghai dare to say if you visit this area without a tour-guide, don't dream you will enjoy by the book. There are plenty of history happen in this area which is very interesting to know how...More

Thank Believedme
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited many places in shanghai and stayed in another district. The french concession doesn"t seem chinese. Also the restaurants are expensive!!

Thank bomal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Providing the Shanghai summer isn't too oppressive then this area is great for a walk around. Some nice coffee shops, bars etc but nothing in particular of interest.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite district in shanghai!you can find cozy cafes and nice boutiques. There are plenty of restaurants where you can go for dinner and lunch, I personally find it better during evening time as it makes it even nicer. The small houses reminds...More

Thank cmars1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can imagine this is perfect to walk around on a nice fall evening. Unfortunately it was rainy and hot when we went, however still it was very much worth the visit. Wandering around you discover something cute and exciting around every Corner, you can...More

Thank thielhannah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular shopping and dining spots in Shanghai for tourists and locals. The tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions in the area still retain an air of the "Paris of the East". We stopped for wonderful Heffeweisen beer at the Paulanier pub. Great Time....More

Thank Sean A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean, a well done replica of a Parisian multi street and small squares. Lot's of french eateries. Local girl and guys dressed to impress and maybe be found by talent scouts to do commercials etc. I would have missed it, but found people watching...More

Thank mcjardine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The French Concession is a delight. The tree lined streets combined with an abundance of small cafes and restaurants makes this the perfect place for a stroll at the weekend and a lazy brunch. Plenty of small shops from up market boutiques to local tailors...More

1  Thank CaptainofFun
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a lovely designed area with beautiful tree lined streets and a lot of restaurant bars and very expensive top end shops with prices to match in all the businesses down there even the food and drink venues.

1  Thank d0nna8383
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