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Shanghai Culture Tours - China World Explorers

Former French Concession
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Address: South Maoming Road Lane 159, 12# | Huanpu District, Shanghai 200020, China
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China World Explorers allows to discover China and Chinese Culture FASTER...

China World Explorers allows to discover China and Chinese Culture FASTER AND DEEPER through packaged tours including taichi, cooking, singing, visits and conferences.Try a different type of tour!

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Visiting Shanghai with a wonderfull guide

Didier is a wonderfull guide in Shanghai - he knows a lot about the city but also about Chinese people, Shanghai story and Art Deco history in Shanghai - an unforgettable moment... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Sylvie G
Paris, France

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Paris, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Didier is a wonderfull guide in Shanghai - he knows a lot about the city but also about Chinese people, Shanghai story and Art Deco history in Shanghai - an unforgettable moment which made me sad to leave Shanghai at the end of the week....

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Everett, Washington
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

We visited Beijing, Li Jiang, Shangri La, Yangtze River and Xi'an. All of the guides in each city were knowledgeable and polite and conscientious. In the past we have taken cruises so this was quite different. We had a great time and the guides were such a great help in a country where we don't speak the language or know... More 

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I am sorry that u made a mistake Our company Shanghai (not China) Culture Tours does not cover the places you mention. Please suppress your review More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

We arranged a full day with Didier who met us at 10am and entertained us until 5pm. it was a fantastic day. Didier is very knowledgeable about many aspects of life in Shanghai - history, architecture, food and customs. We got access to places that others might never see - at the Peace Hotel Didier took us up to the... More 

1 Thank MLGCEssex
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Didier organised a great tour for friends visiting us in Shanghai who are big fans of Art Deco. He took us to more well-known and some hidden gems and gave us masses of information and anecdotes on each one. He was very flexible and adapted the tour to our needs both before and during the day. We had a marvellous... More 

1 Thank Ian H
Shanghai, China
1 review
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

We asked Didier to take our guests from our son's bar-mitzvah in the Ohel Moshe synagogue for this tour, talking about the history of Jewish legacy in Shanghai, so we went from emotion from the refugees to the glamorous lives of the Sassoons, Kadoories. Didier was warned most the audience was quite knowledgeable already about the subject so he made... More 

1 Thank Carole G
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I spent the afternoon with Dideir leading me on a tour of Shanghai's French Concession neighborhood. I have traveled to many cities in the world and I have had many tour guides. I can honestly say that Didier is one of the best. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the architecture of the neighborhood and had great historical... More 

Thank 350ralph
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We did the full day experience- starting in the morning on The Bund and then finished in the evening in the FFC. I would definitely suggest this style. Didier has exceptional knowledge, is a fantastic host (never a dull moment) and I felt like he really listened to what we wanted and delivered an exceptional tour. He managed to cater... More 

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Lyon, France
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

During a professionnal trip, I visited Shanghai with Didier. The friday evening to visit the bund where we entered many buildings in which I'd never been alone. The sunday to visit the Yuyuan garden, the old town and the French concession. We ate together at a Chinese restaurant where he chooses local dishes for me (very good). His good humor,... More 

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Last autumn my parents (75 years old) came to visit me in Shanghai (I am working flu time as an architect), and because Didier took them everywhere with so much care, so great initiatives, so much creativity and curiosity, they now know the city more than I do :-)) after more than 2 years here…, and wish to come back... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

My girlfriend and I had a great tour of the French Concession in Shanghai with Didier Pujol - we would gladly recommend him ! Duration of tour : from 9.30am to 5pm Price : 2500 RMB (1250 each) Language : French (but I know he does English tours as well) Areas visited and themes covered : French Concession ; various... More 

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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