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Old French Concession, Shanghai

Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
Explore the European-style, tree-lined avenues which house a variety of modern restaurants, cafes, concept bars, breweries, and art galleries at Old 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. Make Old French Concession a centerpiece of your Shanghai vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Shanghai vacation generator.
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  • Took a while to locate the area. Nothing outstanding. Nice Western style restaurants. Something that can be missed if you are short on time 
  • Don't miss to visit or an evening at the French Quarter really cute and very well looked after with great little restaurants
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  • Apart from the mature plane trees lining the streets here, there is little else left that suggests that the French were ever here. No French bistros or bars, no good French-influenced restaurants food...  read more »
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