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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 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited many historic sites in the French Concession......beautiful area of Shanghai! Love the architecture of the buildings! Went to Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen, and his wife's residence after he died.....Soong Ching Ling. Both were extremely interesting for those that like history! Also went...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a real China, expensive galleries, ecpensive food, "artists" all around. Nothing to see. Should be the last on your "what to do in Shanghai" list.

Thank Maciej H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very old colony/residential area converted to new shops/restaurants and tourist area. Could see how the old houses were and how they have been converted by the Govt. to a very happening place. Lot of art work around, lots of experimental things, good buildings also...More

Thank Vinod K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a hard time finding it because the map from trip advisor sent us to one street farther than the actually entrance to the former French concession. But once we found it we found all the little alleyways and shops really fun! Some great restaurants...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the architecture, the parks, the fancy shopping. It was beautiful, with tree lined streets and shuttered windows. ❤

Thank I_See_the_World_Now
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.
15 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