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|Entrance to Petite France|
The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre Museum, The Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chanel, Dior, and the world’s most-loved novel The Little Prince, all these and more are the contribution of France to the world. No wonder why France is one of the most interesting places to visit.
Most of us are still dreaming to go to France, but for those who are here in Korea, don’t worry because France came to Korea to meet you. Yes, it’s true. There’s a place in Gapyeong in the province of Gyeongido called “Petite France”, it is a French cultural village that displays statues, infrastructures, fictional characters and anything related to France.
One of the most remarkable displays in the place is the statue of Little Prince. Who doesn’t love the adorable Little Prince? He is a character in the famous novel who apparently loved by the Koreans. You can see a lot of things connected to The Little Prince.
|Human size statue of Little Prince in Petite France|
I have visited several Traditional French houses, you can see dolls and figurines everywhere. There are scary dolls, there are cute ones and of course there are adorable ones that entertained us with a short marionette show. I enjoyed that show.
|The marionette show at Petite France|
The odd looking and colorful buildings are also pleasing to the eyes. It made me feel that I was really in France.
|buildings in Petite France|
Of course the Eiffel Tower can’t be taken out of the equation when we talk about France. The famous infrastructure is there too, well at least for a photo opp.
|eiffel tower petite france|
There’s antique house too where you can see French style plates on display and other items like figurines and whatnot. All of these are very France.
|French items on display|
Because of its unique appearance, Petite France was also a shooting location of some famous Korean drama series such as Beethoven Virus, Secret Garden, Running Man and You Who Came from the Star.
How to go to Petite France in Korea?
Petite France is located at this address:
1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 가평군 청평면 호반로 1063
But if you go there via public transportation, get off at Gapyeong Station (Gyeongchun Line). When you exit the station, you can buy a ticket for Gapyeong City Bus Tour for only 5,000 won. This City Bus Tour will take you to Gapyeong’s tourist destinations like Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm and Petite France. You can choose to get off at Petite France. If you have ample time, you can actually visit all other places available in the city tour.
Entrance Fee at Petite France is 8,000 won.