Former French Concession, Shanghai

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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  • 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 »
  • This is of course a very untypical Chinese quarter, but one that played a major role in Shanghai unique history. Streets and alleys resemble the south of France and there;s an overall relaxed...  more »
  • Lots of Cafe and beautiful French buildings in here Good place to take photos Price is quite expensive in here  more »
  • There are so many shops and restaurants to pick and choose from.
  • Now is commercial shops in heritage buildings
  • Beautiful animated area full of things to visit
  • A must visit in a stay in Shanghai, a former French colony where houses and passages are kept today transformed into an open commercial cebtro, possibility of finding a souvenir to buy, can be reached by subway.

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