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One Day Former French Concession Exploration Walking Tour in Shanghai

One Day Former French Concession Exploration Walking Tour in Shanghai
Tour Code: SHA-SHA02
Price from:(per people)
CNY 600 p/p
Duration:
1day
Departure Date:
You Decide!
Departure/Pick-up:
Shanghai
Traffic:
Walking
Main Destination:
Shanghai
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Itinerary Features

The former French Concession, also known as French Town, is the highlight for many tourists to Shanghai. The French Concession existed in Shanghai from 6 April 1849 until 1946, reputedly the worlds largest French Concession. Now pleasant tree-lined streets, long and complicated alleyways and many fine old houses in the area (Most historic buildings have a bronze plaque that details their original use.) still retain an air of the "Paris of the East", delivering much of what this fabled city promises.

 

It is a famous fashionable area in China and a fantastic place for spending leisure time. Now its also become the citys hottest and hippest neighborhood, where a lot of  celebrities ornate old villas have been renovated and opened for visitors, many old houses, even whole neighbourhoods have been renovated and reimagined, converted to cafes, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Trendy bars and clubs multiply like mushrooms after a rainstorm. Get away from the busy streets, you can spend hours wandering in the sylvan streets and narrow alleyways, passing tudor houses nestled in beautiful gardens, resting in a cafe or dining in a restaurant, enjoy the boutiques or browsing through the endless art galleries and photographic studios. This Guided Walk Tour would bring you the special charming form of the French Concession, for sure it is an absolutely unique urban experience. 

 

The main places you will visit:

Shanghai Old House Art Center and Wukang Road Tourist Information Center, 374-378 Wukang Road, Ferguson Lane, The Former Residence of Bajin, Romeo‘s Balcony, The Former Residence of Zhang Leping, The Former Residence of Keling, The statue of Pushkin, the Official Residence of the President of the Municipal Council of French Concession, Ruijin Hotel (originally Morriss Garden), Tianzifang, Former Residence of Zhou Enlai in Shanghai, Sinan Mansions, The Former Residence of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Fuxing Park (Old name Parc de Kuokaza or French Garden), Shanghai Science Hall (old name: College Francais, Ecole de Franc in French), Xintiandi, The Shikumen Open House Museum.

 

The main roads you will pass:
Middle Huaihai Road (built in 1901named in 1915 to Avenue Joffre), Wukang Road (old name Route Ferguson),
Wukang Road (old name Route Ferguson), Hunan Road (Old name: Route Gustare de Boissenzon), Wuyuan Road (Old name Route Mgr.Maresca), Yongfu Road (old name Route Pere Huc), West Fuxing Road (Old name: Route Gustare de Boissenzon), Middle Wulumuqi Road (old name Route Alfred Magy), South Wulumuqi Road (old name Route Louis Dufour), Dongping Road (old name Route Francis Garnier), Taojiang Road (old name Route Henri Riviere), Fenyang Road (old name Route Pichon), Yongkang Road (old name Route Remi), Taiyuan Road (old name Route Delastre), Middle Fuxing Road (Old name Route Lafayette), South Xiangyang Road (old name Route Tenant de la Tour),  South Shaanxi Road (old name Avenue du Roi Albert), South Maoming Road (old name Route Cardinal Mercier), Ruijin 2nd Road (Old name Route Pere Robert), Middle Jiangguo Road (Route Stanislas Chevalier), Sinan Road (Old name Rue Massenet), Xiangshan Road (Old name Rue Moliere), Gaolan Road (old name Rue Corneille), Yandang Road (Old name Rue de Camp), Nanchang Road (old name: Route Vallon), Xingye Road (old name Rue Wantz), Hubin Road (Lakeside Road)

 

The Map of Concessions in Shanghai and Shanghai Old Town: