China Discovery Tour
Shanghai | China
13 Jan 2020 | Mon
Day 17 of 18
Shanghai French Concession
The French Concession in Shanghai was a concession zone given to the French Empire by the Qing Dynasty in 1849. It was governed by French municipal laws from 1849 to 1946, when it was returned to China. The area is now commonly referred to as simply “French Concession”, without reference to its former governing system.
The area was well-known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, where Western expatriates and wealthy Chinese mingled. The concession came to an end in 1943 when the Japanese occupied Shanghai during World War II.
The French Concession is located in central Shanghai, south of the Old City near The Bund.