Sunday, August 28, 2016

Petite France: The Little Prince Village in Korea

Petite France, is a French cultural Village 25-minute ride from Nami Island. It is a unique theme park outside the city of Seoul where guests can enjoy being kids again and enjoy cultural experiences and performances from France...but in Korea ;) 

The Little Prince theme park has 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge (with window ceilings so you can literally see the stars at night!) and experience French food, and culture. The place is dedicated to Saint-Exupery, author of the French Novel, Le Petit Prince during 1943. Several K-Dramas were filmed in Petite France such as the "Secret Garden", "Beethoven Virus", "Personal Taste", and Running Man. 

My sister and my boyfriend have decided to visit 2 famous sites in Gapyeong--Nami Island and Petite France because of the picturesque sceneries and because we left the city a bit late already (oopssie!). 
How to get to Petite France from Nami Island?
1. Our starting point was in Nami Island. See my blog post on how to get to Nami here. From Nami, we rode the taxi going to Petit France because the line to the shuttle bus is quite long and it's already getting late (bus arrives once every hour)... Our taxi cost us KWN 11,600 which is about PHP 470 for 25-30 mins ride.

2. When we arrived Petite France, we immediately went to the entrance gate to pay the fee of KWN 8,000 or PHP 320 per person. 

Admission Fee:

Adult - KRW 8,000
Youth - KRW 6,000
Children - KRW 5,000

Opening Hours: 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
There are daily shows or performances happening in the theme park. We unfortunately wasn't able to catch but the shows such as puppet show, street musician, and the Marionettes performances look interesting and fun!
This is the main facade. When you're standing in front of these magnificent architecture, you will feel as if you were transported to the Little Prince's world :)

The amphitheater where most of the performances are held.

You can buy a Petite cloche and hang it on a baoba tree (that lives for a thousand years!) containing your love message.
It must be interesting to visit this place during night time too :) imagine walking through Little Prince's B-612 with lights on and in a cold breeze romantic night ;) 
If you want to visit some of the road less travelled places in Korea, I highly recommend you to visit Petite France. The place is unique, fun, and it forces you to "travel on a relaxed" pace because the ambiance is so relaxing that you just want to sit on one corner and sip a cup of coffee with your special rose :) 
"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart."

"There might be millions of roses in the whole world, but you're my one and only unique rose."

>>Little Prince<<

Petite France
Address: 1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do 
경기도 가평군 청평면 호반로 1063
Tel.: 031-584-8200


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  3. Hi! We're travelling to Korea (first time!) in a few weeks and your blog's been very helpful (as in!). Do you mind if I ask you a question? What would be a better strategy - have money exchanged here or in Korea when we arrive? Thanks!


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