You live in Korea but miss European flair? Or have you always wanted to visit France but never had the chance? Well, there’s one place where you’ll probably find more “France” than anywhere else in Korea. This place is called ‘Petite France‘.
It is built like a small village, but no one actually lives there. Rather, it is a tribute to France. The owner, a rich Korean man, is so in love with the European country that he has collected all kinds of things from there. In the end, he even built his own little French village.
The “fake village” includes his complete collection, which is in constant expansion. From puppets (marionettes), drawings of the Little Prince, French furniture or an Eiffel Tower replica – everything can be found here. In fact, it’s so fascinating that it has already served as a K-drama shooting location.
It’s quite entertaining to take photos or get a little European flair, however, it’s not particularly authentic as more of a charming exaggeration of France. Nonetheless, definitely a place you won’t forget!
Petite France is a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside. Designed with the theme concept, “flowers, stars, and the Little Prince,” the village offers experience programs, training facilities, and accommodations. Additional attractions within the village include a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943); Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a French housing exhibition; a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; and many other galleries and shops to experience French culture. The training facility can accommodate up to 200 visitors in rooms that hold four to ten people each.
N/A (Open all year round)
Drama – “Beethoven Virus (2008),” “Secret Garden (2010),” “My Love from the Star (2013)”
Variety show – “Running Man”
- Take-out, snack bar – Coffee, beverage, waffle, churros, hot dog, ice cream, pizza, etc.
- Gift shop – various “The Little Prince”-themed gift items
European clothing experience, The Little Prince experience zone, plaster art, etc.
Adults 10,000 won / Teenagers 8,000 won / Children 6,000 won