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  • Address: Luwan and Xuhui Districts, Shanghai, China

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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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Half Day Group Tour: Afternoon Shanghai, Shanghai, null
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Half Day Group Tour: Afternoon Shanghai

This afternoon half day tour will take you to visit Xintiandi in Former French Concession where is the modern complex of renovated architecture dotted with ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00
Private Day Tour: Go Deep Into Shanghai French Concession, Shanghai, Half-day Tours
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Private Day Tour: Go Deep Into Shanghai French Concession

Shanghai French Concession, roughly bounded by Ruijin Road to the East, Yan'an Road to the North, Zhaojiabang Road to the South and Huashan Road to the West, ...  Read more

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

From USD $38.99
Modern Shanghai in A Day: Bund, Sightseeing Tunnel, Jinmao Tower, French Concession and Shopping ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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
Chinese Acrobats and Shanghai Evening Tour, Shanghai, City Tours
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Chinese Acrobats and Shanghai Evening Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 248 Reviews

Your evening tour of Shanghai begins by attending an astounding performance by the Shanghai Acrobatics School&Troupe. They have won hundreds of gold ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99
Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour, Shanghai, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 Reviews

Dumpling lovers unite: Taste fried pot stickers, wontons, and Shanghai’s famous ‘xiaolongbao’ (soup dumplings) during this half-day culinary ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

From USD $83.00
Shanghai Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Shanghai, Food Tours
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Shanghai Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

This half day sightseeing tour will bring you to attractions such as the beautiful Yu Yuan Garden, the Bund waterway, and the former French Concession ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
Small-Group Colonial Walking Tour: Shanghai French Concession, Shanghai, Half-day Tours
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Small-Group Colonial Walking Tour: Shanghai French Concession

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 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
Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch, Shanghai, Walking Tours
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

This 8-hour tour will explore both the traditional and modern aspects of Shanghai. Visit the Chenghuangmiao, Yuyuan Garden, the famous Bund, Shanghai City ...  Read more

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

From USD $86.00
Private Walking Tour In The Former French Concession, Shanghai, City Tours
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Private Walking Tour In The Former French Concession

The former French Concession is always the highlight of a visit to Shanghai. It also becomes the city's hottest and hippest neighborhood, where trendy bars and ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Chinese Acrobatic and Shanghai Evening Tour with Transfer, Shanghai, Walking Tours
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Chinese Acrobatic and Shanghai Evening Tour with Transfer

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Spend a delightful evening at a Chinese acrobatics show before experiencing the lights and excitement of Shanghai at night during our Shanghai Evening Tour! ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai Region, China
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00

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