Former French Concession, Shanghai

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Explore the European-style, tree-lined avenues which house a variety of modern restaurants, cafes, concept bars, breweries, and art galleries at Former French Concession. Although the concession came to an abrupt end in 1943, the prominent residential and retail district still remains a popular tourist destination and one of the rare centers of Catholicism in China. Go on a walking tour to learn about the history of the charming streets and to discover cultural and religious buildings built by the British, Americans, Russians, as well as the French. In addition to visiting the high-end designer stores and high class restaurants, you can also find markets where you can bargain for cheaper prices. Using our custom trip planner, Shanghai attractions like Former French Concession can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The french quarter the buildings were lovely but this area is mainly bars and cafes. Unless you wish to eat or drink an hour would cover it. 
    The french quarter the buildings were lovely but this area is mainly bars and cafes. Unless you wish to eat or drink an hour would cover it.  more »
  • This attraction is best done on foot. Depending on how far and what you want to cover, it could be as long as 7 kilometers. The main draw for me was the old architecture, which is remnants from the....  more
    This attraction is best done on foot. Depending on how far and what you want to cover, it could be as long as 7 kilometers. The main draw for me was the old architecture, which is remnants from the....  more »
  • If you want to see interesting architecture, enjoy a large number of good restaurants - both Chinese and various regional food - then this is the place to check out 
    If you want to see interesting architecture, enjoy a large number of good restaurants - both Chinese and various regional food - then this is the place to check out  more »
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  • Xintiandi is the upscale end of the French Concession, the better end is arounf Dongping and Yueyang Lu, lovely architecture and neighbourhood most times you can forget your in CHina by the Number of Expats that live here
  • There are so many shops and restaurants to pick and choose from.
  • Now is commercial shops in heritage buildings
  • Unmissable visit in a stay in Shanghai, a former French colony where houses and passages are kept today transformed into an open commercial center, possibility of finding a souvenir to buy, you can get there by metro.
  • Beautiful lively area and full of things to visit

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