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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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Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved walking around this area of town. Lots of great cafes, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. We ate at a few different spots and bar hopped to get both local and international beers. Even though it was almost 100 degrees, the shaded streets and lots...More

Thank arinarnolddavis
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was cooler and much darker here due to the heavy tree cover, the cicadas were very noisy. The pavements have people riding down them without lights so beware in the dark.

Thank Oxfordians_13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The French Concession is a must see in Shanghai. Start your time here with a small coffee and croissant and spend your time walking around and seeing the sights. There are numerous small traditional streets to go shopping and to be ready to bargain. Most...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a long and slow walk. You will be in China and in Europe in the same time. It is a chance to feel how European part of Shanghai looked some time ago.

Thank RobertARz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take a stroll and watch life go by. The architecture and the locals should entertain in equal measure.

Thank TackieMensah
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area while looking exclusive, has a very chill vibe. The buildings are beautiful and there are plenty of places to shop, eat and drink.

Thank Creme_Brulee_T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Intresting buildings and lay out not much of the original to see but the stories of the area are quite impressive if you have the right guide

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grow and live near Former French Concession area(Xu hui District). I have deep love about the area. There are a lot of restaurants with different foreign cuisine. The tree-shadow streets and quiet beat and cozy atmosphere and bunchs of foreigners. Also it is very...More

Thank PeterBaul
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming area with beautiful trees and water fountains with an Old Europeen feel and many pedestrian streets to look at boutiques, bakeries, art galleries or enjoy one of the many terasses and outdoor cafes.

Thank nzabihi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt like we were in Europe! Amazing history and really cool. This area has tons of shops and outdoor restaurants. Great area day or night.

Thank rglaskin
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