French Concession

French Concession

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • 5-7 hours
  • Any time

The French Concession - more precisely the former French Concession - is a swath of real estate about eight kilometers ( 5 mi) wide that was controlled by France from 1849 to 1943. Much of the French flavor and architecture lingers along tree-lined boulevards full of cafes, boutiques and upscale malls. Now in the districts of Luwan and Xuhui, the neighborhood is divided roughly in half by Huaihai Zhong Lu, one of the city's major shopping streets and once the "Quartier Russe" of the White Russian community.

French Concession, Wulumuqi Middle Road, Shanghai, China

Gallery Suites

  • Boutique hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Asset Hotel
1.5 km
Asset Hotel

  • Budget hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Courtyard by Marriott Xujiahui

  • International brand
  • LGBTQ-friendly

Xiao Yang Shang Jian with more than 30 outlets around town is famous for pan-fried soup dumplings. Proceed with caution as you bite into the first one or you'll have hot pork broth down your front. Experts...
  • Fast Food
  • Chinese
Beef & Liberty Shanghai

  • Casual
  • American
El Patio
1 km
El Patio

  • CafĂ© or Bistro
  • Spanish
Funkadeli
0.9 km
Funkadeli

  • Bar
  • LGBTQ-friendly
The Apartment
0.2 km
The Apartment

  • Lounge
  • LGBTQ-friendly
1 km
Eddy's Bar
1 review

Eddy's Bar is the oldest gay bar in the city, open in 1995 but had to move six times before settling in 2002 on Huahai Lu near Jiaotong University. Small and dark, it is where locals and expats meet up,...
  • Bar
  • For Men