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French Concession Free Walking Tour

  • Shanghai
  • Available in: English

About the guru FreeTourAsia-Shanghai

Being the FIRST and ONLY Free Tour Operator in China, we are founded by a group of passionate young people with a social mission to create rich, educational experiences. Through our tours, we bring to life the sights, sounds, and scenes of cities. We make our tours accessible and affordable to everyone, so that everyone can learn and be empowered to act! Experience the BEST... More »

Being the FIRST and ONLY Free Tour Operator in China, we are founded by a group of passionate young people with a social mission to create rich, educational experiences. Through our tours, we bring to life the sights, sounds, and scenes of cities. We make our tours accessible and affordable to everyone, so that everyone can learn and be empowered to act! Experience the BEST of Shanghai with us from: 1. Shanghai City Free Walking Tour 2. French Concession Free Walking Tour 3. Propaganda Discovery Free Walking Tour 4. Feed Foreign Foodies Free Walking Tour. We look forward to meeting you!! 上海欢迎你!

About the tour

*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.

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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

Chinese 1st Premier's Former Residence

Sinan Mansions

The most expensive hotel in Shanghai

St. Peter’s Church

Former French Courthouse

Tianzifang area

and more!

Meeting time:

10:00 am on Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

The tour lasts about 3 hours until 1:00 pm.

!! During July and August the tour changes to 5:00pm-7:30pm every Wednesday and Sunday (due to the heat). Same route, same joy!!

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

(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)

Address:

Middle Huaihai Road and Maoming Road intersection

(Chinese: 淮海中路与茂名路路口)

Ending Point:

Tian Zi Fang Area, near Metro StationDapuqiao 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!

Or...WHY NOT directly go and check out our upcoming Propaganda Discovery Free Walking Tour??

Let the fun continue!

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We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Tour duration: 3 hours

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Ratings (5)

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Christoph

20 days ago

Really nice Guide!

I would have enjoyed snack breaks to taste the local streetfood (as it is in the big tour).

And maybe you could make a food tour every other day or so?

But I really liked the tour and would recommend it to anyone :)

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Huang

1 month ago

The tour was very good to start your trip in Shanghai. You get a good inner view of the city. Sihao, our guide, give us a lot of tips about the city and was very motivated to show us the special sides of the city! It was my first free walking tour and next time I would do it again.

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Akiko Matsumura

2 months ago

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Christopher

2 months ago

Even with the rain the guide kept it fun and interesting.

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Bheenick

5 months ago

A good tour with a lot of information and history of Shanghai. The pace is fast at times. I also liked the old shangha bits. Maybe a refreshment stop would help?

There was time to sit but sitting at a table is better. Do give all your support to these young enthusiasts.


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