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Former French Concession

 Shanghai Attractions

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Introduction to Former French Concession (上海前法租界)

Shanghai Former French Concession was once the foreign concession of France in Shanghai. Today the area is now a district of Shanghai. It covers the Xuhui District and Luwan District, occupying the center, south and west of urban Shanghai, and its central Huaihai Road is a busy shopping street. Its tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the "Paris of the East". 

The tourist attractions in the area include the Xintiandi, Old French Concession Streets, Sun Yat-Sen's Former Residence, Zhou Enlai's Residence, and Fuxing Park. The featured roads and areas are the Fuxing Road, Shanghai Xitiandi, Sylvan Streets, Bar and Club Districts.

The shopping areas and shops are: Ruijin Second Road, Diva Life Nail & Beauty Lounge, Huaihai Road, Xujiahui, Julu Lu, An Fu Lu, Garden Books, Torana House, Spin Ceramics and Posh Shopping. 

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Puxi Central, Huangpu DistrictShanghai

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Main Sights

Little Red House, The Normandie, Former Residence of Zhang Leping, Children's Palalce, Jinjiang Hotel, Cathay Theatre

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Travel Information

Opening Hours: Open all day

Admission: Free

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1. The most convient way to reach the Former French Concession is to take subway line 12, getting off at Jiashan Road Station. Leave the station via Exit 5.  

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Travel Tips 

1. To avoid crowds try to avoid visiting the Former French Concession during Golden Week in October and other national holidays in China.

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