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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“lined streets” (122 reviews)
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Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome architecture. They really maintained/restored the old buildings. It's a very calming feeling to walk the streets of the former French concession. Just a tip, most of the locals don't call it French concession anymore, I had difficulties asking the hotel and taxi drivers and...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its a beautiful area with many small shops, bars and restaurant. Great massage places abd some clubs around. Nice location to look for a hotel.

Thank Fabotrip
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice streets with old trees for shade - very much appreciated in hot weather. Architecture nice to look at. Like the guidebooks say, this suggests the atmosphere of past times. I certainly felt it was a light a relief from the modern Shanghai. Expensive shops....More

1  Thank Cambridge77
Reviewed 5 days ago

very disappointing nothing special- just nice streets. so full with stores and commercialized. the architecture is different from Chinese style but one can see in other places in the city as well . the read tea room is an ordinary nice place one can see...More

Thank 960,522,012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a residential area which is very big with french style houses and restaurants and bars Good place for walking and looking for architectural beauty. Either you can wander or you should know exactly where you want to go.

Thank Deepak T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty area with a good selection of cafes and restaurants amid European architecture. Pleasant area in which to walk around and have lunch.

Thank Joelle G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The French Concession is HUGE and every street tells a different story. I would recommend booking a guided tour to understand the history of the houses and its former residents. You can just walk along this area and lose yourself in it, discovering little Chinese...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pretty area with many shops and bars. I would advise a guided tour. Probably bike tour to see more from the area and its history. It is a bit of a shock to see how people still live in conditions that are unthinkable of...More

Thank Marianne V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The streets are charming to stroll. Tree lined with a feeling of history. Don't miss Zenlife for pottery or Breads etc for lunch.

Thank amy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an authentic trip to past in a city getting more and more modern. Charming buildings and old houses, take your time to stroll around the area. Beautiful!

1  Thank marco241974
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