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French Concession

The French Concession is the area of shanghai once designated for the French in 1849 and retook by China in 1943, with a history of nearly one hundred years. Today, it has become a famous tourist region in Shanghai and the tree-lined avenues and many Tudor mansions there still retain an air of the "Paris of the East". Located in the Luwan District and Xuhui District, it has a great of things to be explored, from the old European buildings in shady avenues to the cafes and restaurants of its central Huaihai Road, a busy shopping street.