The place is like a postcard setting coming to life! It’s apt to describe it as “spellbinding.” French music is continuously played to make you experience Europe’s olden days. With its dainty scenery, Petite France is a favorite filming site of Korean dramas. My Love from the Star, the only Kdrama that charmed me, filmed one of its memorable scenes in the beautifully lit Petite France.
The Antika Exhibition Hall is based on Saint Ouen, one of France’s top 3 flea markets. Antika displays and sells delicate antiques.
The Saint Exupery Memorial Hall features the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The hall likewise displays a collection of “The Little Prince” in various languages.
The Traditional French House Exhibition Center is an actual 200-year-old house. The old timbers, roof tiles, and bricks were imported and reassembled in Korea. Inside the house are items that show how people in France used to live.
From time to time, Petite France holds puppet shows, Orgel demonstrations, Marionette dances, and other performances at the amphitheater. Guests can similarly order coffee here.
There’s more to discover in this charming place which is an hour away from Seoul. If you’re using the subway, get off at Cheongpyeong Station and ride the shuttle bus for Gapyeong Tourist Attraction. You may similarly walk to Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal for 10 minutes and get on the bus heading to Goseong-ri.