You may be thinking, “Korea and France, what? Those two don’t go together.” Today, I’ll be sharing about my experience to the “little France” I visited in Korea!
In the countryside of Korea, there lies a small French village named Petite France– one of the must-visit spots for tourists visiting the country. Rumor has it that some really rich man decided to build this village with a Little Prince theme. My grandparents live very close to this beautiful area, so my mom and I decided to find out what all the hype was about!
Petite France is popular among tourists because of what you see above- k-dramas. If you’re a huge k-drama geek, you might know these. Beethoven Virus, Secret Garden, and My Love from the Star have all been filmed in Petite France.
Petite France consists of 16 French-style buildings and as you can see, it makes you feel like you’re in France for a hot minute! There were so many photo spots considering how colorful these buildings were. You bet I made sure to take advantage.
We were able to experience French food, clothing and household culture in these buildings. There is also lodging available for tourists! As I mentioned earlier, the concept of Petite France comes from Little Prince, the French novel Le Petit Prince. There was also a gallery, souvenir shops and other attractions such as a puppet show and performances.
My mom really enjoyed the surprisingly long walking trail. I really want to know how big this land was, and all I can think of based on the number of tourists I saw that day was that, this man who decided to build Petite France is a genius.
The fee was 10,000 won for adults (approx. $10) and it was more than absolutely worth it. One thing I can guarantee is that you’ll get lots of good photos and a lot of steps! They did a really good job at building and maintaining this place. Definitely made me feel like Paris for a good couple of hours. We went during fall, but Petite France is open all year long! For more information, you can visit their page http://www.pfcamp.com/ and choose English.
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