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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 yesterday

We loved the area, had a Starbucks becuase it was so hot. Must see as part of Shanghai culture. There were a lot of photo ops and some great restaurants.

Thank J H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide took us to the French Quarter and we were able to see through a typical house.It was interesting to get an insight into what life must have been like. There is an art gallery there that had some cartoons drawn of street people...More

1  Thank gailf1955
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked around here, enjoying the European feel to the laneways. The produce, restaurants, coffee shops and people made us feel as though we had stepped through a window in downtown Shanghai - straight into Europe.

Thank eeycee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing wrong with touristy shops, what we did not enjoy was the smell. There was a sort of saliva/mild sewage smell that frankly, is prevalent in many parts of Shanghai. If you are looking for souvenirs like Chinese Cheongsam, key chains, Chinese fans, etc, this...More

Thank emilychoikaman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are around, you could have a walk. But directly going there, I wouldn’t recommend. To many similar locations, not „authentic“ So better search for real local places.

Thank jtk1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Former French Concession area is a prime residential neighbourhood catering to expats. There are a lot of really nice restaurants and the streets have nice trees that offer shade and its quite a nice place to walk around.

Thank PushExplore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, this is by far the most intimate and charming part of Shanghai. Low rise buildings from the 1920s and 30s, built by French architects. Most streets are tree-lined and the traffic is slow. Great to cycle around and pop into one of the many...More

1  Thank Fedz2073
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing what this little town in the middle of the big Shanghai makes you feel. It just transports you far away from the city and the country itself. Makes you feel like you're no longer in china. Nice, safe, comfortable, good for long...More

1  Thank Panchio R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The FFC is hugely diverse. It has modern and old buildings next to each other. The strong French influence is evident everywhere. Beautifully restored buildings and architecture give a sense and flavour of Art Deco France. The streets are lined with shady Plein trees and...More

Thank LexFaure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shanghai is the whole world! Not the N.Y.! Here you can see the influence of the western civilization inside the heart of China culture!

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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