Haha just kidding! I'm still in Korea. Today I decided to visit Petite France. Petite France is a little French inspired theme village. It was designed to teach children about the European culture. It is a really cute place, but seems like a place for couples and families. There is a lot to see here, so I would suggest having a good 2 hours to look around. There are music concerts, puppet shows, mime performances, theatres, antique galleries with French dolls and lots more. So, I recently bought a selfie stick, so I finally got to put it to use.
*selfie stick- a monopod stick that holds cellphone and cameras and extends to take selfies.
Petite France is about 2 hours away from the heart of Seoul, in Gapyeong. It is all the way in the north east on the subway map. Outside of Gaypeong Station.
$23 and 20 minutes in a taxi later, i'm here!
The entrance to Le Petit France. Some Korean dramas are filmed here!
As soon as you enter the village....
I've never been to France, but these building look very French to me lol. All the colour and the tiles on the roof.
Hmmm, what to see next?
Fountain Plaza. Doesn't this look like Europe??? It felt like Italy to me here, all I need is Gelato.
Great view of Cheongpyeong Lake.
Le Petit Prince's promenade down below
This moment would not be complete without a...... SELFIE! But now I have a selfie stick so they turn out better!
Le Petit Prince
Another selfie moment, with the French traditional house behind me.
A view of all the colourful buildings
Inside the French traditional house. I learned an interesting fact about this place! Everything in here is over 200 years old. This is a real French traditional house, it was imported from France and the re-assembled in Korea. The tiles, wood, bricks and all the plates, couches, bath tub are all from France. Very cool!
I'm beside the Petit event hall looking down into the lily pad fountain. You can kinda see the Eiffel Tower to the right.
I love that they have this here. Of course in Paris they have the Love Lock bridge. Here they have the same concept, but they mostly use bells with a heart attached where you can write you and your loved ones names. Very cute!
Of course, it would not be complete without the Eiffel Tower. I wish this place was open at night this would be a great place to see all lit up!
This selfie stick is so amazing! I will never need someone to take my pictures ever again! Hehehehe!
I was trying to be all professional here. It turned out really good too!
Le Petit Prince and the colourful buildings
Noooo, I don't want to leave! My last picture had to be a selfie :)
Want to visit Le Petit France?
Entrance fee- 8,000 won ($8) for adults, youth 6,000 ($6), children 5,000 ($5)
Hours- 9am-6pm, last admission is 5pm
Directions: From Seoul Station take dark blue line (line #1) to Hoegi which is on the turquoise line. Transfer on to the turquoise line (line J) headed to Chuncheon (last stop) and get off at Cheongpyeong Station. From here take the Gapyeong tour bus which is 5,000 won ($5) and it stops right infront of the village. It is also a hop on hp off tour bus, so you only pay once for unlimited use.
Directions: From Seoul Station take dark blue line (line #1) to Cheongnyangni which is on the turquoise line. From here you can take the ITX (intercity express) which costs about $4.60 but if your lucky it may be cheaper. This takes you straight to Cheongnyangni station but is more scenic, comfortable and quicker.
I took this route on the way there and the cheaper one on the way back. Next time I will just pay extra. The subway is too crowded and takes about 45 minutes.
For more information check out Visit Korea's website
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