The Shanghai Former French Concession (French: Concession française de Changhaï; Chinese: 上海法租界; pinyin: Shànghǎi Fǎ Zūjiè) was a foreign concession in Shanghai from 1849 until 1943. For much of the 20th century, the area covered by the former French Concession remained the premier residential and retail district of Shanghai, and was also one of the centers of Catholicism in China. Despite re-development over the last few decades, the area retains a distinct character, and is a popular destination. The tree-lined avenues and the many fine old houses in the area still retain an air of the “Paris of the East”. This has been a fashionable area for well over a century and is now very developed as well. There are plenty of large buildings, mainly upmarket residential and office towers, quite a few hotels and a number of enormous shopping malls. At the same time, many of the picturesque older buildings have been renovated. There are a huge number of boutiques, galleries, bars and cafes scattered through the area.
The Former French Concession: Shànghǎi Fǎ Zūjiè上海法租界
Where is the Former French Concession?: Shànghǎi Fǎ Zūjiè zài nǎlǐ? 上海法租界在哪里？
I would like a glass of red wine please: Wǒ xiǎnɡ yào yì bēi hónɡjiǔ 我想要一杯红酒
I love French food : Wǒ fēichánɡ xǐhuɑn Fǎɡuó cài 我非常喜欢法国菜
The Former French Concession is my favorite place: Shànɡhǎi fǎzūjiè shì wǒ zuì xǐhuɑn de dìfɑnɡ 上海法租界是我最喜欢的地方
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