petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl

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 - a cup of owl

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 - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl

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.

petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl

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.

 consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture.   The concept of Petite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’ The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such it is called the Little Prince theme park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. The village can accommodate up to 200 visitors with 34 guest rooms that hold four to ten people each. Enjoy the marionette experience and hear percussion instruments from around the world, and also enjoy soap bubble experience.petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl

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.

petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl
petite france - a cup of owl

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.

As always, thank you for reading 🙂
CRYSTALL

A Cup of Owl