In the bustling city of Shanghai lies an exclusive urban area immensely popular with locals and tourists both. The Shanghai French Concession loyal to its ethnicity maintains familiar architectural styles and compositions of France. A trendy shopping district filled with shops that provide the chicest clothes to the funkiest jewellery is heaven for every shopping savvy person. If you’re situated at Citadines Biyun Shanghai a fine Hotel Apartment Shanghai parades make your way to the French Concession and treat yourself to culture and adventure.
During the late 1800’s a foreign concession was established and although it lasted only until the late 1900’s it was a powerful influence on the architecture of Shanghai. Stepping on to a street of the concession one is transported to 19th century France, intriguing and unique the entire area is captivating to everyone. Imitating Europe to near perfection, every corner of the street has a cafe or eatery to just absorb and enjoy the surroundings, delightful little shops to indulge your retails needs and beautiful mansions resembling the old colonial era for your eyes and mind to savour.
A few key features that must be top priority to any visitor are St. Ignatius Cathedral, Bibliotheca Zikawe and the infamous Wukang Road. The Shanghai French Concession gives you a little bit of France in the hectic city of Shanghai.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+