French Concession Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Bill
Quality Verified Registered on May 16, 2023

I was born and lived all my life in Shanghai, and went through the bad times and good times of China's commercial hub, I am still finding new inspirations. Traveling to multiple countries and continents, I am always looking to meet new friends from all corners of the world. Wish to share my native city and help people discover the best-kept secrets that have made me love this city myself!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

What better way to explore this great city than by having an indigenous inhabitant tell you stories about the history and evolution of this great city! am a local Shanghainese—born, and lived here all my life. I will meet you at Exit 4 South Shaanxi Road Station (Line1/10/12),  As they say, “Paris ne s’est pas faith en un jour!” (“Paris was not made in a day!”) And by the same token, neither was the French Concession of Shanghai. In 2 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.The tours ends at Tianzifang, where you could drink, eat, shop at your convenience.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Middle Huaihai Road
  • The Former French Club
  • Old Stone Gate building
  • Shanghai Culture Square
  • Zhou Enlai's Former Residence & Museum
  • Sinan Mansions
  • Former International Courthouse
  • Tianzifang
  • and more! 

Having done these tours for the better part of a decade, I can usually field any history question you may have about the nation or the city, and can also offer suggestions of the best places in the city for shopping, tea, or the most memorable dining experiences with something unique to them.

I hope to see you soon,


I also do a SHANGHAI HIGHLIGHTS free walking tour:

Tours to Watertown(Zhujiajiao), Suzhou, Hangzhou are also available, please feel free to ask for details! 

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  • Meeting point:
    China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, 茂名...
    China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, 茂名南路72号 邮政编码: 200041
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    I will meet you at Exit 4, South Shaanxi Road Subway Station, right by the UNIQLO store, Taxi instruction: 陕西南路地铁站4号口

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Vanessa 12 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We had so much fun in our two hours with Bill. He really added another dimension of the tour by sharing his own life experiences in addition yo the knowledge of his city! Do not miss the opportunity to tour with him!!
Mandy 08 Nov 2023
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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Bill es muy amable, estuvo siempre dispuesto a responder todas nuestras preguntas. Sin duda lo recomiendo
Stephanie 07 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Bill was engaging and had a good mixture of history and personal stories. Was an interesting 2 hour walk to get to know the French Concessionaire Area in shanghai.
Charlotte 23 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Had a great tour with Bill- can fully recommend both tours he offers!
Tanya 12 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Bill is an excellent guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was well timed and relaxed while also really interesting! Thank you!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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