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French Concession

Free Walking Tour

!!There is NO tour from Jan 24th to Jan 30th due to the Chinese New Year Holiday.

*What is "French Concession"?

*The Former French Concession was a foreign concession area in Shanghai, China from 1849 until 1943.For much of the 20th century, this area remained the premier residential and retail district of Shanghai, and was also one of the centers of Catholicism in China. Despite re-development over the last few decades, the area retains a distinct character, and is a popular tourist destination.

------ Wikipedia

As they say, “Paris ne s’est pas fait en un jour!” (“Paris was not made in a day!”) And by the same token, neither was the French Concession of Shanghai. In 3 hours, hear captivating stories about the French Concession and its colorful past as you walk across this quaint neighborhood. Learn about the celebrities and commoners alike who once strolled down these streets, and find yourself becoming a part of the legacy of this place.

Highlights of the Tour

Middle Huaihai Road

The Former French Club
Cathay Theater

Shanghai Shikumen Houses
Shanghai Culture Square
China's 1st Premier's Former Residence 
Sinan Mansions

The most expensive hotel in Shanghai
St. Peter’s Church
Former French Courthouse
Tian Zi Fang area

and more!

Want to learn more about our tours?


Need to Know

Meeting Time

10:00 am

Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

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*Tour lasts 3 hours.

*Look for our YELLOW umbrella to find us!

*Suggest arriving 5-10 min earlier.

 *By booking only.

Meeting Point

South Shaanxi Road Metro Station (Line 1/10/12),

Exit 4

It is in front of a UNIQLO, across the street from Cathay Cinema


Middle Huaihai Road & Maoming Road intersection

(Chinese: 陕西南路地铁站4号出口,优衣库门口,国泰电影院斜对过,淮海中路与茂名路路口)

Ending Point

Tian Zi Fang Area​

Near Metro Station Dapuqiao on Line 9

(Chinese: 田子坊,近9号线打浦桥地铁站)


Where you can eat, shop, and do more sightseeing on your own!

Things to bring

-Comfortable shoes for walking!

-A curious heart to learn and explore!

-Money to tip your guide at the end of the tour!


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