The French Concession

By Lydia, March 2013

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Strolling through Shanghai‘s French Concession is akin to stepping back in time. A far cry from the fast pace and ultramodern look of most of Shanghai, the sleepy tree-lined streets of this old neighborhood—one of Shanghai’s last remaining colonial districts—are filled with villas and mansions dating back to the 1920s and 30s now housing chic boutiques, galleries and cozy, intimate cafes.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Shanghai Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Shanghai.

Photo courtesy of Eduardo M. C. via Flickr.

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