What You Can Expect
Shanghai Former French Concession is quiet, tree-lined and teeming with a large number of boutiques, bars and restaurants. Although few decades have past, the area retains a distinct character and keeps the old Shanghai complex in heart of every Shanghainese because its streets are filled with memories. Walking on the pavements in the Former French Concession, it seems like walking into the past.
Stroll through Huaihai Road, the street of the old French Concession, on which you will see trees dot both sides of the streets, a growing number of trendy boutiques and restaurants, and local Shanghainese bustle. Most of the buildings keep the mixture of Chinese-European styles.
You will visit Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai which is situated on Huaihai Road. The hotel, built in 1926, preserves the vestiges of the French Club and its Art Deco atmosphere. Visit the Cathay Theatre and learn about golden era of China's film.
Then you will take a walk along Sinan Road to see the classic old buildings, former celebrity residences and enjoy the neatness of the road. Pay a visit to the former residence of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and Fuxing Park which is an European style park with gardens, open spaces and restaurants and clubs dotted throughout.
Our last stop is at Tianzifang in Taikang Road. It has become an amazing cluster of the trendy and cultural spots. You will find some shops telling interesting stuff that you cannot see in other places.