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  • Address: Luwan and Xuhui Districts

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Old French Concession

Shanghai’s Old French Concession, an area once leased to the French in the Luwan and Xuhui districts of the city, is a reminder of an older Shanghai. The visitor-friendly area is packed full of beautiful colonial mansions and hotels dating back to the first three decades of the twentieth century. The French took control of the area in 1849, but it wasn’t until the 1920s when the neighborhood reached its peak of popularity as one of Shanghai’s most elite neighborhoods.

When you walk through the heart of the area on the tree-lined streets between Julu Road and Huaihai Road, you’ll find a collection of nicer restaurants and boutique shops occupying the surviving historic structures alongside Shanghai locals going about their day to day life. The French Concession is a good place to grab some food as there are so many choices; you’ll find almost everything here from Indian to French, Spanish and Thai food.

A few of the French Concession’s historic buildings now house museums, including Sun Yat-sen’s Former Residence and Zhou Enlai’s Former Residence. Both are inexpensive and will give you a better understanding of the history of the neighborhood and the city.

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Best Shanghai Highlights Bike Tour Including the Bund and Xintiandi

See the best of Shanghai on this easy bike tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Get an up-close look at local life as you explore diverse neighborhoods ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3.5-4 hrs

From USD $57.32

Vintage Sidecar Tour in Shanghai

Shanghai has always been a bustling international city, and had been a center of international commerce, finance and trade since the mid 19th century. Take a ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $430.00

Small-Group Colonial Walking Tour: Shanghai French Concession

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Journey back in time to French colonial China on this interesting small-group walking tour through the Shanghai French Concession. Learn from your expert local ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.99

Small-Group Shanghai Sightseeing Tour, River Cruise and Wonton-Making Lesson

Combine a sightseeing tour of Shanghai highlights with a more authentic city experience at the home of a local family on this full-day tour limited to just six ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.66

Small-Group Best of Shanghai City Sightseeing Tour

If you want to see the very best that Shanghai has to offer, but only have limited time available then this is just the tour for you. The tour is inclusive of ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00

Shanghai City Sightseeing Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Get an insider’s perspective of China’s superstar city — from bustling bazaars to chic boutiques — as you witness Shanghai's imperial opulence and avant-garde ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.99

Shanghai Night Bike Tour

See Shanghai come alive on this nighttime bike tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Navigate the city streets and explore diverse neighborhoods and sites ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3.5-4 hrs

From USD $57.33

Private Tour: Introduction to Shanghai with Airport Pickup

This is the private tour for someone who just has limit time stay in Shanghai and still keen to see most of thing in such a fantastic city. Our private tour ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00

Huangpu River Cruise and Nightlife Tour in Shanghai

Shanghai is always famous for his beautiful night. In this tour, you will get the chance to experience the metropolis of Shanghai. As evening is coming, the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00

Modern Shanghai in A Day: Bund, Sightseeing Tunnel, Jinmao Tower, French Concession and Shopping Tour

Join us to experience Shanghai, which has been a center of commerce, finance and trade since the 19th century, by visiting the Sightseeing Tunnel, the Jinmao ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $158.00

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