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- 98%History Buffs
- 83%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%Local Culture
- 75%Nightlife Lovers
- 68%Luxury Travelers
- 59%Adventure Travelers
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- French Concession
- French ConcessionMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersDec 20, 2013
Shanghai's chic, leafy French Concession neighborhood straddles two worlds -- the city's era as a one-time colonial possession, and its present-day status as China's most fashionable metropolis. With tons of great cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and boutique shopping it's also one of the city's most atmospheric spots.Recommended for:
- French ConcessionMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
The French Concession struggles to hang on to a bit of Shanghai's old world charm. The combination of nice architecture and a greenery makes this one of the more attractive parts of the city. Definitely a must-see on the tourist circuit.Recommended for:
- French ConcessionOct 21, 2013
From the leafy, tree-lined streets to the bars and restaurants crowded along every avenue, the Former French Concession is undeniably one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Shanghai. The area is the perfect amalgamation of authentic Chinese culture and the Western elements that expats most miss about home. The only drawback is that rents tend to be a bit higher than in other parts of the city, so you might find yourself paying top dollar for an older property. The FFC, as it is known, has the highest concentration of foreigners, which may or may not be what you are looking for.Recommended for:
- French ConcessionMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
The French Concession has a storied history from 1849 when it was a foreign concession handed over to France up until 1946. The French left their mark in this area with colonial designed buildings and is filled with restaurants and shops, many of which are based in the new French Concession. Fortunately, the old concession remains and you'll see differences between the two based on the architecture and antiquated look of the old concession.Recommended for:
- French ConcessionCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 21, 2013
A former French quarter from 1847 up until 1946, it developed during the 1920s into the premier residential area of Shanghai. It is now a splendid district with well-preserved European architecture and tree-lined streets reminiscent of Paris. The quaint alleyways and trendy boutiques make the stroll delightfully charming, as if walking back in time through Shanghai’s glory days of the 1930s. Plenty of restaurants to explore as well.Recommended for:
- French ConcessionMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Dec 31, 2012
Spanning widely across the center of the city, the French concession reminds of Strasbourg and some small French villages of course. The idea that Chinese people not used to European urban planning or interior architecture, especially that of the Turn of The Century live there now is quite bizarre. But they blend in great. Probably just as great as the French back then, when they were so far from home and needed that flair and touch from home.
- French ConcessionMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Sep 28, 2012
The French Concession is one of the best areas to have a walk in Shanghai. In contrast to the rest of the city, the buildings aren't that high and look very European (of course, because they were actually built by Europeans:) ).. There're lots of shops and boutiques, so you can combine your walk with a shopping spree.
- French ConcessionJul 08, 2012
We finally got to sit down for a little while after our long day of walking all over shanghai. It felt great! We met up with my awesome cousin Camden who had graciously offered to take us around after her work. We ate amazing spicy Chinese food and walked a bit in the French concession.
We thought it would be safe to walk my cousin to her apt, but she told us she's never really worried about safety in shanghai. People beg at most, but there isn't a big worry of someone actually holding you up at gunpoint... Why? Not even the regular cops have guns in china.