Top Things to Do in Former French Concession

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Former French Concession, Shanghai

Top Things to Do in Former French Concession

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  • Dodolady
    Singapore202 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many little interesting shops that sell accessories, clothes, souvenirs and food.
    If you are tired of shopping at the big malls, do visit this place. Many little lanes for you to explore.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • Karen H
    Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice green park in the middle of the Former French concession. Perfect place for a picnic and some yoga. Many local people are coming here to dance and do exercise. Highly recommend!
    Written 18 May 2021
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  • Hugary1
    Sydney, Australia5,812 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If your looking around a city for shopping experiences that are markets with some good quality items mixed in with fake or cheap stuff here it is.
    There are also restaurants and bars in an area which is more up market that the Fake markets at the Science Museum station.
    It even has a Starbuck.
    Easiest way to get here is by Metro which 3 Yuan from Nanjing Road were we staying. Works like the London Tube map wise, is clean and safe.
    Ticket machines are in English but some only take coins.
    Written 14 January 2020
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to walk along this HuaiHai Road. Historical mansions along the road. It has several great shopping malls and an upper end shopping street (both sides).
    Written 11 May 2021
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great lady to learn about. Her life. Her political career. Her achievements. Her writings. This residence memorial has been done up really nicely with descriptions in Chinese and English. Main house was lovely as well but quite difficult to look around if the crowd is too big. Garden was lovely.
    Written 11 May 2021
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China26,741 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably 1 of the best shopping malls in shanghai in addition to IFC. Unlike IFC, IAPM has many more restaurant and food options. As well as non luxury shops. And a Sephora and Muji. IFC is more luxury focused and a whole floor of cosmetics
    Written 4 February 2022
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  • Karyn W
    Kansas City, MO1,495 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is in a building built in 1905 originally as a home, and houses cultural relics. It has modern and contemporary pieces of art that exhibit the culture of Shanghai. There are three floors and pieces on display include paintings, jade, ivory, and wood carvings, needlework pieces and more.

    Some of the pieces were so intricate and gorgeous. Obviously a lot of time and love went into making them.

    There are some live art creation events that happen, with artists there working. Also a gift shop is available to make some purchases, though things seems rather expensive.

    The place isn't overly big, but we did see several pieces that were very impressive. I'd recommend checking it out.
    Written 27 March 2019
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  • G M
    Monaco-Ville, Monaco138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the heart of the former French Concession of Shanghai. One of the friendliest, most beautiful part of this captivating city!
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • jonac676
    Manila, Philippines13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just a hundred steps away from the Huaihai Road station of the Metro, this beautiful row of French villas turned into bars and restaurants entices visitors from around the globe.

    Starbucks here is truly quaint as it is every inch, French. The paths are nice and the ambience reminds us of the cultural strands that shaped Shanghai to what it is today.

    Snap a selfie in its lush gardens. Take delight in the vines that smolder the walls of some structures. The trees along the roads also make this charming community a haven for nature-lovers.

    The restaurants, though, are above mid in terms of pricing. Dishes and drinks are way too expensive so, have a full meal before heading there.
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • Karen C
    London, UK46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Now a boutique hotel but very welcoming when we popped in to look at the architecture. We sat in the conservatory and enjoyed a cold drink and plate of fruit before walking around the garden. A vista of another era.
    Written 9 September 2015
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  • just_jim5
    Martins Ferry, OH157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I clicked on directions in this TA it opened in google maps needless to say the location was not accurate as it normally is in China 2 out of 10) in most cases. This house museum is in the former French Concession it is down the street from the Zhou Enlai historical residence. Find the Starbucks on the corner (it will be on the left side of the street coming down from the Boxing Cat Brewery) turn right go about 100 yards or so. There is a police station right across the street on the corner. The walk through takes less than an hour. They are checking health codes so have it ready, know your passport number, and your Chinese SIM number. Look at my pictures.
    Written 31 December 2020
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Friendly staff. We had English tea. Yummy. Cakes were delicious. Great place to have a meal.
    Written 13 December 2020
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  • xamhayana
    South Pole440 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's hardly an 'attraction,' but it's an okay library with foreigner-friendly interface (in certain areas). Computerized book ordering is in Chinese, but the online search has English and there are English speaking interns at the reception. It's possible to wander in some areas without being a member, but most require swiping your card. Registering is fairly easy, interns can help; this will require your passport once. There are places to use your laptop, a foreign books section and a fair selection of English-language materials by request in the reading room. Membership in the Shanghai Library also gives access to Zi-Ka-Wei antique book vault.
    Written 9 November 2011
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  • youke_worldwide
    Singapore4,794 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So came here to eat! There are a lot of restaurants - both local and International. Quite a few good name hotels along this road as well. A good place to come at night
    Written 18 August 2016
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  • Thyeaunlim
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am staying at Xin geng Lu. Nice area with convenient eateries, shops and cinema nearby. Banking is also available within walking distance from one another. If you walk towards wan ping Lu, you'd find a wet market and local supermarket that can be cheap for groceries. Perfect place for ex-pats.
    Written 12 May 2013
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