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  • Address: Luwan and Xuhui Districts, Shanghai, China

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Old French Concession Tours

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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Private Old French Concession in Shanghai with Transfers, Shanghai, null
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Private Old French Concession in Shanghai with Transfers

Take a trip back in time to Shanghai's colonial past on this 8-hour tour of the French Concession. Visit the Okura Garden Hotel, carved out of the art deco ...  Read more

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

From USD $70.00
Shanghai Afternoon Tour with Jade Buddha Temple and Old French Concession, Shanghai, Private ... 
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Shanghai Afternoon Tour with Jade Buddha Temple and Old French Concession

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
Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour, Shanghai, Half-day Tours
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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the rich culinary culture of Shanghai on a 3-hour food tour that includes a 1-hour cooking class. Pleasure your palate with local ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

From USD $85.00
Private Walking Tour In The Former French Concession, Shanghai, Food Tours
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Private Walking Tour In The Former French Concession

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.00
Chinese Acrobats and Shanghai Evening Tour, Shanghai, Walking Tours
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Chinese Acrobats and Shanghai Evening Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 67 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
Shanghai Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Shanghai, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Shanghai Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 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
Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch, Shanghai, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 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
Chinese Acrobatic and Shanghai Evening Tour with Transfer, Shanghai, City Tours
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Chinese Acrobatic and Shanghai Evening Tour with Transfer

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

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
Explore a Different Angle of Shanghai Including Zhujiajiao and City Highlights, Shanghai, Theater, ... 
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Explore a Different Angle of Shanghai Including Zhujiajiao and City Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

You will see Shanghai from many different angels in this all-inclusive private day tour. Take a short excursion to Zhujiajiao ancient water town in the ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.00
Private Colonial Walking Tour: Shanghai French Concession, Shanghai, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Colonial Walking Tour: Shanghai French Concession

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

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

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

From USD $61.54

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