A Visit to Little France in Korea, Petite France(쁘띠프랑스)

Home of Le Petit Prince in Gapyeong-gun, (Gyeonggi-do, Korea) is another amazing place to visit in weekend as its just 1 hour drive from Seoul. Because  the place is so popular mainly because of Korean drama’s location, traffic in weekends can easily add 1 more extra hour.After travelling 10 km along the lakeside road from Cheongpyeong Dam, in the direction of Namiseom Island, you will come across a cluster of white, exotic buildings on the left-hand hillside. From its outward appearance, it would appear to be a village that belongs on the Mediterranean coast or in a pastoral area of the Piedmont Alps. This is Petite France, a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside! Petite France serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center), and consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture.

The place is amazingly beautiful and the architecture will take you to a land of fairytale ofPetite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’ With good enough transportation its ok to spend a half a day there and return home, also they have pensions and hotels inside Petite France and you can spend the night over there with a real French environment.

Direction:

From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal or Sangbong Bus Terminal. Take an intercity bus to Cheongpyeong (청평).From Cheongpyeong  Bus Terminal, take a local bus bound for Petite France. (The Bus has specific times to start) Taxi will cost you 16000won to 18000won($16~$18).

By subway: Go to Cheongpyeong Station (청평) either itx/normal subway. From there take Bus to Petite France.

Cheongpyeong (청평) is a popular place just outside Seoul because its connecting a lot of destination like Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, Namisom etc. also hundreds of water resorts and parks. Hotels and Korean restaurants are available near bus terminal.

Watch my Seoul Timelapse (Splendid Korea)!

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7 thoughts on “A Visit to Little France in Korea, Petite France(쁘띠프랑스)

    • Shuvra Mondal December 1, 2014 / 8:50 am

      I am sorry for such a late reply, I have missed it somehow. I have watched the drama, and also They have special arraignment to make you recognize the place 🙂

  1. Packing my Suitcase August 25, 2014 / 10:01 am

    What a pretty place!! Your pictures are stunning, makes it even more beautiful!

  2. anonymous December 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

    Hi, can I know how you got to Petite france? Did you alight at Cheongpyeong station and take the shuttle bus from gapyeong terminal? I would like to know if the bus requires any boarding tickets or can be board by public at any time. Your reply would be much appreciated! Thanks.

    • Shuvra Mondal December 1, 2014 / 8:49 am

      Hi, I Took a bus from Seoul to Gapyeong Terminal, and There is a Public bus assigned for Petite France which leaves only in Certain times during day. The shuttle bus also have schedule and leaves only according to time. Buses over there are not that frequent and sometimes u need to wait 1 hour or more to get the next bus. So I took a taxi from Gapyeong terminal. Buses runs both from Gapyeing terminal and Cheongpyeing station. Unfortunately I dont have the time table.

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