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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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Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove through at night and with the lights the place was surreal. Definitely worth a visit and with our coach driver giving some commentary we learned a lot of the history.

Thank brg68mga
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are a few cities on earth that are absolutely charming in spring and fall. Shanghai is one of them and the French concession is the epicenter. Morning breakfasts in one of the many bakeries and coffee places now. Afternoon lunches in one of the...More

Thank EDinMotion
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lot of the buildings are being remodeled, so careful with all the bamboo everywhere. Exceptionally quaint and fun to walk through. Visited a coffee shop in one of the buildings, made friends with a cute cat.... seemed about right.

Thank J H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there one evening for a look around and a bite to eat. We were shown Jackie Chan's house on the end of the walkway. It has some green creepers growing up the front wall and the Godiva Bar opposite to it. Lovely clean...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Away from the bustled Shanghai center, the French Concession is a nicep lace to have a walking, discovering cozy shops and enjoying food and drinks until night. TOTally safe even not so crowded in some areas.

Thank Steven-hu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the former French Quarter and Xintiandi area for an evening stroll and experience. This area has some historical sites to see but this is best done, if your interested during the day and perhaps on a guided tour. If like me you were interested...More

Thank MichaelRooke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tripadvisor shows a couple photographs of this area as part of the Former French Concession and there is a section within this area that the locals and the tour guide referred to as "OLD LANDS". It is a historic district, brightly decorated, well maintained and...More

Thank Kenneth7228
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with anything in a big city without a lot of it's own history (compared to the rest of China), this neighborhood with it's tree lines streets feels different from the rest of China. A little cozy, find the right streets and alleys and you...More

Thank CB1020
Reviewed 1 week ago

The former French Concession is like a little city within a city - totally quaint and unexpected. Old, very well preserved buildings are now occupied by various western restaurants which almost all have outside seating like you would see in Europe. There are lots of...More

Thank Ina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a stop for our tour group to spend some leisure time. It's an attractive, cosy neighborhood styled after Paris with open air coffee shops and some high end shops. The area we walked was also closed to vehicle traffic (might have been some...More

Thank Shaka_Frank
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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How to contact the tour guide you mentioned, Lisa? Thanks in advance.
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
are there good vegitarian food resturants..? we are Indians..
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
If l get a taxi from Pudong Ritz carlton, we're do l ask for
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