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A Day At Petite France

Everything to do, eat and see at Petite France!

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Petite France is a French village that opened in 2008 and is a popular tourist destination near Seoul. Petite France transports you to France but is located near Lake Cheongpyeong and Nami Island! There is lots to do, see and eat when you are at Petite France so keep on reading to make sure you don't miss out on anything! 


Information 

Address:  경기 가평군 청평면 호반로 1063 
1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Last Entry17:00)

Currently there is no schedule that opens at night. Please see the details in the announcement section of their website

Petite France closing hours are subject to change according to the season and weather. 


Price


Entrance Ticket Type
Petite France
Petite France + Pinocchio & Da Vinci Italian Village
Adults
12,000 KRW
28,000 KRW
Teenager 
(junior to high school students)
10,000 KRW
22,000 KRW
Children
(from 3 years old - elementary school)
8,000 KRW
17,000 KRW

Estimated visit time is 2-3 hours. 


Things to Keep In Mind 

Pets are not allowed in the theme park. 

Smoking is not allowed in Petite France. 

Free parking is available.


Our Review 

Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc nhìn từ trên cao

Petite France is a unique French cultural village of Korea located in the suburbs, next to Cheongpyeong Lake, This place is designed under the theme of "flowers stars and the little price", providing tourists with a great cultural experience and sightseeing space. The architecture of the buildings in Petite France also has strong French influences. 

phim vì sao đưa anh tới quay ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

As it is located in a convenient location, this place is one of the most chosen places for trips near Seoul. In particular, this place also appeared in many famous movies and shows such as My Love from the star, Secret Garden, and Running Man. 

bên trong Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

We came to Petite France on a weekday and it still was quite busy. When you come here, you will be able to feel the French touch of this village through the architecture and the style of the village. 

cổng vào của Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

cầu thang của Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

quầy bán vé của Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

You can get tickets from the ticket booth near parking lot 1. After walking towards parking lot 1, you will see a staircase. You can go all the way up the stairs and you will see the ticket office. There are 2 areas: Petite France French Village as well as Pinocchio & Da Vinci Italian Village. 

bản đồ hướng dẫn du lịch ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Remember to pick up a tourist guide map at the ticket booth as well so that you can make sure that you know where you are! From the ticket gate you will see 2 aisles. The left entrance leads to Petite France and the right leads to Pinocchio & Da Vinci Italian Village. If you have enough time, you can also visit the Italian Village after! It has just opened in 2021 and is very beautiful! 

sơ đồ Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Inside Petite France, you will see a large amount of beautiful French buildings. These buildings consist of galleries, and you can learn about a vast variety of collections of French culture here! 

1. The Front of Amphitheater Outdoor Stage

sân khấu ngoài trời ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: In front of number 11 on the map

Amphitheater is an outdoor stage where performances take place. It is a special area where you can also see the overlapping buildings and is known as the heart of Petite France. Come here to take pictures and get some beautiful photos for your social media! 

phim vì sao đưa anh tới quay tại Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

If you are a fan of Korean movies, you will probably also recognize this area as it is a popular filming location for many Korean dramas and films! The scenery is romantic and we can see why it is so popular for filming! There are even pictures of Do Min Joon and Cheon Song Yi included here so you can take funny pictures! 

running man quay tại Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốcRunning Man

Additionally, the Korean variety show Running Man was also filmed here. If you are a fan of the show, you may recognize some of the village from the show as well! 

2. Antiques Flea Market Antika

chợ đồ cổ antika ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 32 on the map 

This is a gallery inspired by the flea markets in France. When you come here, you will be ale to see a lot of gold, ceramic, and copper items! 

học sinh tham quan tại Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

The impressive works of art here will amaze you. We saw many students coming here as well that seemed to be on a school trip coming to this village to learn more about French culture. 

3. Maison de Marie

maison de maria Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 21 on the map

bên trong Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

You can also look at the antique French furniture as well as check out paintings by famous artists. If you are an art enthusiast, this space and are is bound to make you satisfied. 

4. Tradition French House 

nhà pháp truyền thống ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 29 on the map 

This is a house depicting a French house with a history of more than 200 years. 

bên trong nhà pháp truyền thống

Wooden furniture, antique bricks and beautiful decorations provide a great atmosphere for visitors. 

5. Beethoven Virus Filming Site 

địa điểm quay phim beethoven virus

Location: Number 27 on the map 

This is the filming location of the 2008 Korean film Beethoven Virus. This area also became widely popular in Korea due to it's appearance in the film. Here you will be able to see many celebrity autographs hanging on the wall as well. 

chữ kỹ người nổi tiếng

Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

The space is decorated like a vintage cafe with classic sofas. You can buy drinks at the cafe next door and the come here to enjoy the view. 

6. Amor Blue

bức tường xanh ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 22 on the map 

The famous wall in Petite France is visited by many visitors. On the wall there are sayings that show expression in many languages. If you visit Petite France, remember to come here and take a commemorative photo! 

7. Observatory 

đài quan sát ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 23 on the map 

Actually, there is nothing special here, but when you reach the top, you will be able to see the Cheongpyeong Lake as well as the colorful buildings of Petite France. Make sure to take a photo! 

8. "Bonjour" Walkway 

đường đi dạo ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 24 on the map

Petite France is located right next to Cheongpyeong Lake. You can walk the "Bonjour" promenade on the slopes of Mount Homyeong to immerse yourself in nature and see the green color of Cheongpyeong Lake. 

9. Fountain Square 

quảng trường đài phun nước ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 13 on the Map

There is a mini fountain and a few stalls that sell food and souvenirs. The golden sun shining down will make you feel as though you are walking in a small village in France. 

chụp ảnh tại Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Adjacent is a small staircase. You can stand here and take pictures! 

10. Saint Exupéry Memorial Hall

phòng tưởng niệm sain exupery

Location: Number 10 on the map 

This is a memorial room established with the permission of the organization Saint Exupéry in Korea. 

Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) was a poet and was considered to be a unique author in the history of world literature. He was originally a pilot and a solider before becoming a poet. His most famous piece is "The Little Prince" and it is so famous that is has become a classic in modern literature. In the memorial room there are records of his life and achievements. 

Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Here you will be able to see both airplane models and pilot outfits. 

11. Exhibition of Antique Porcelain 

triển lãm đồ sứ cổ ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 34 on the map 

This is a place where you can see displays of antique ceramics. You will see many porcelain works that are up to several decades old. All works are delicately crafted and of high quality. 

đồ sứ cổ ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

It feels as though you are observing a valuable collection! 


Things to Do at Petite France 

Keep in mind that the show schedule is posted everywhere in Petite France. The following information is for the show schedule for June and the schedules are always subject to change. Please keep this in mind and check the official website before visiting. The shows at Petite France are all free. 

1. Maison d'Orgel 

show nhạc ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 4 on the map 

Show: Music Box Performance 

Show Times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:40

Showtime Duration: 15 minutes 

Tickets: Free 

This is where you will get to see a music boxes show that ranges from primitive music boxes to modern music. 

biểu diễn nhạc ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

The artists will both perform and explain (in Korean) so you can understand more about the different types of sounds and the story behind each music box. If you are too tired after a long day of sightseeing, you can stop here to rest, and listen to music! Mamamoo also visited here on that group's show. 

2. Amphitheater

sân khấu ngoài trời của Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 15 on the map 

Show: General Show 

Show Time: 11:40, 13:30, 15:30 

Duration: 15 minutes

Tickets: Free

Note: Due to objective reasons, the location of the European Doll House may change (no. 33 on the map) 

biểu diễn tại Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Here you will be able to admire various performances such as mime circus, and hot air balloons depending on the day. 

3. Théâtre de L'étoile

rạp hát ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 2 on the map

This is the theater at the entrance to Petite France on the right. There is a European fairy puppet show. However, due to the pandemic, the show here are paused. 

4. Create Pictures

studio ảnh ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: to the right of number 32 on the map 

Located on the right hand side of Antiques Flea Market "Antika" (number 32 on the map), this is a place where you can experience making pictures for free. Just select the photo you like, and within 30 seconds you will be able to turn it into a painting thanks to the technology here. 

studio ảnh ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

However, if you want to print photos and frame them, there will be a fee. A4 size photos and the frame costs 60,000 KRW. Prices will vary by size. 

5. Petite Slow Mail Box

hòm mail chậm ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: to the right of number 32 on the map 

Postcard for domestic delivery (Korea): 1,000 KRW

Postcards sent internationally (outside Korea): 1,500 KRW

This is a special mailbox. You can send postcards from Petite France to your friends and loved ones. Postcards will be sent out at the end of December every year. For the year 2022, your postcard will be send out on December 30. 

You can buy postcards at the main gate, back gate, and souvenir shops in Petite France. 

6. French Medieval Dressing Experience 

trải nghiệm mặc quần áo trung cổ ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 6 on the map 

This service will be available from June 1, 2022. 

trải nghiệm mặc quần áo trung cổ ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

When we arrived, the renting services were not available. Therefore, we were not able to try it out, but if you do have the chance, it seems like it will be a fun experience and we highly suggest it! 

7. Collect stamps to receive gifts 

gom dấu nhận quà ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

At the entrance ticket counter, you can stamp collection copies (500 KRW) are sold. Seals are places at the gates of buildings inside Petite France. If you collect more than 5 stamps, you will get a very pretty postcard from Petite France.

Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

These are the two postcards we received. You can redeem your gifts at the ticket counter. 


Shopping at Petite France 

Gift Shop

cửa hàng mua sắm ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 14 on the map 

At Petite France there are not many shops for you to shop at. However there is a little shopping outlet located at the Fountain Square. 

đồ lưu niệm ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

This place sells many souvenir items such as postcards, wooden dolls, keychains in the shape of the Little Prince, notebooks, pens. If you want to find some souvenirs, be sure to stop by here! 


  What to Eat at Petite France 

Currently, Petite France only sells drinks, ice cream, marshmallows and snacks. The options are quite limited. 

1. Store

cửa hàng bên trong Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 15 on the map 

There are stalls here that sell coffee, tea, and latte. Prices sounds around 4,000 KRW. 

cửa hàng bán kẹo dẻo bên trong Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

There is also a LePetit France stall that sells very cute marshmallows. The price is around 4,500 KRW per 100 grams. 

2. BAOBAB

baobap ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: European Doll House (number 33 on the map) 

Drinks from 4,500 KRW, bingsu from 10,000 KRW

3. Café Fennec 

cafe bên trong Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Location: Number 26 on the map 

This is the largest cafe space in Petite France, selling a variety of drinks such as tea, coffee, smoothies and the prices start from around 4,000 KRW. There are also bingsu and waffles available here. Waffle prices start from 3,000 KRW. 

You can sit at the outdoor seating area right in front of the shop or go opposite area and enjoy the drinks and beautiful scenery.  


Places to Eat Outside Petite France 

If you want to have more options, you can check out the restaurants just outside the back gate of Petite France. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many stores are temporarily closed. 

1. Convenineve Store CU

cửa hàng tiện lợi ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Address: 경기 가평군 청평면 호반로 1063 
1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Hours: N/A

Opposite of Petite France Back Gate 

2. Zephyr Coffee (제퍼커피 가평고성리점)

cà phê ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Address: 경기 가평군 청평면 호반로 1066 
1066, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Hours: 7:00 - 00:00 (subject to change) 

This cafe is located next to the CU convenience store, and is opposite of the Petite France back gate. They sell a variety of teas and coffees as well as their signature menu item called Pidong (Pizza + Hot Dog). Their prices start from around 3,000 KRW. 

3. 33 Tteokbokki (33떡볶이 청평설악점) 

nhà hàng ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Address: 경기 가평군 청평면 호반로 1067 
1067, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

At the back gate of Petite France 

Hours: 10:00 - 20:00 

There are tteokbokki, kimpbap, and sundae are for sale here starting from around 5,000 KRW. 

4. Emart 24

cửa hàng tiện lợi ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Address: 경기 가평군 청평면 호반로 1067 
1067, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

At the back gate of Petite France

Hours: 8:00 - 22:00 

5. Olive (올리브)

olive pizza pasta ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Address: 경기 가평군 청평면 호반로 1067 2F 
2F 1067, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Last order until 21:00) 

bên trong nhà hàng olive ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

There is pizza and pasta here, and is a good place to eat after spending the day exploring outdoors.. The restaurant is quite large and airy with both indoor and outdoor space! 

pizza pasta ở Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Pizza here costs around 22,000 KRW and pasta costs around 16,000 KRW to 18,000 KRW. We ordered Gorgonzola PIzza and Carobonara Pasta. The ingredients are all very fresh and the quantity is quite generous. 


Petite France Hotels 

khách sạn tại Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Petite France also offers hotel services for those who want to stay overnight here. Rooms are sized for 2 to 10 people, suitable for small groups as well as families. The rooms are decorated in the French style, and minimalistic but also full of amenities. Room rates will vary depending on the time and the number of people. 

Standard 2-4 people

Time
Room Rate (KRW)
Monday - Thursday
From 110,000
Friday - Sunday 
From 120,000 


Check in: 14:00 

Check out: 11:00 

How to make a reservation: Book directly on Petite France Website 

Things to Keep In Mind 

Room Rates include tickets to Petite France. If you buy tickets to Pinocchio & Da Vinci Italian Village, you will receive a discount. 

Cooking is not allowed in the room. 

Pets are not allowed. 


How to Get to Petite France 

You can go to Gapyeong station, Cheongpyeong Station, Cheongpyeong Bus Station and then take a local bus to Petite France but because local buses are often less frequent, you can try taking Gapyeong City Tour Bus. 

Gapyeong City Tour Bus

Gapyeong City Tour Bus

The bus passes through the key attractions of Gapyeong. Buy a one-time ticket that can be used unlimitedly within 1 day. Creatrip recommends that you buy this bus ticket to be able to combine visiting many places in the day such as Nami Island, Petite France, The Garden of Morning Calm without much additional travel costs. 

This bus has 2 routes, Course A and Course B. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Course B is currently suspended, but Course A operates 2 times a day. 

Fare

Adults: 8,000 KRW



Teenagers, Children: 6,000 KRW 

Under 3 Years old: Free 

Schedule and Run Time

See details on website 

Things to Keep In Mind 

Buy tickets directly with the driver upon arrival. If the bus is full, you have to wait for the next one. 

Keep your ticket and show it to the driver every time you board. 

Boarding. points are at places with signs indicating Gapyeong City Bus. Course A has a pink sign. 

1. How to go from Seoul to Petite France 

Option 1: Seoul -> Gapyeong Station -> Petite France

ga Gapyeong

From Cheongnyangni / Yongsan Station take ITX - Cheongchun to Gapyeong Station 


Cheongnyangni
->
Gapyeong
Yongsan
->
Gapyeong
Fare
5,700 KRW
6,900 KRW
Total Time
~ 40 minutes
~ 58 minutes
First  / Last Ride 
Weekdays 
6:17 / 23:05
Weekends
6:32 / 22:11
Weekdays
6:00 / 22:48
Weekends
6:15 / 22:05


Take a local bu or Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Gapyeong Station to Petite France stop. It takes around 20-24 minutes. 

Vehicle 12: operates from 7:00 to 18:30, frequency 130 minutes / vehicle. 

Gapyeong City Tour Bus - Course A: First bus 09:20, last bus: 17:20, frequency of 2 hours / car 

Or you can take a taxi from Gapyeong station to Petite France: about 19,400 KRW, 25 minutes 

Option 2: Seoul  -> Cheongpyeong Bus Station -> Petite France

From Dong Seoul bus station take an intercity bus to Cheongpyeong bus station (5,200 KRW). Departure Time: 6:45, 9:15, 11:40, 13:15, 14:15, 15:20, 16:25, 18:10, 20:50

Take a local bus or Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Cheongpyeong Bus station to Petite France Bus Stop. It takes about 20 minutes. 

  • Car 30-5: operating from 6:20 - 20:00, frequency of 130 minutes / car.
  • Gapyeong City Tour Bus - Course A: First Bus: 8:30, Last Bus: 17:30, 2 hours / car 

Or take a taxi from Cheongpyeong bus station to Petite France: about 18,000 KRW, 24 minutes 

Option 3: Seoul -> Cheongpyeong Station -> Petite France

Take the subway from Snagbong Station or take ITX Cheonchun from Cheongnyangni / Yongsan Station to Cheongpyeong Station 


Fare
Time
First / Last Trip 
Sangbong
->
Cheongpyeong
Card
1,950 KRW
Cash
2,050 KRW
~ 42 minutes
Weekdays
5:10 / 22:54
Weekends, National Holidays
5:30 / 23:49
Cheongnyangni
->
Cheongpyeong
4,500
~ 34 minutes
Weekends
13:09 / 20:49
Weekend
7:13 / 20:51
Yongsan
->
Cheongpyeong
5,700
~ 50 minutes
Weekends
12:53 / 20:32
Weekend
6:55 / 20:35


Take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus Course A from Cheongpyeong Station to Petite France stop about 25 minutes. 

First trip: 08:25, Last trip 19:35, frequency of 2 hours / day 

Or you can take a taxi from Cheongpyeong Station to Petite France: about 18,400 KRW, 25 minutes 

2. How to get to Nami Island to Petite France 

Take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus to Petite France- Course A (8,000 KRW, 25 minutes), 

First bus 09:25, Last Bus 17:25, Frequency: 2 hours / car to take a taxi (28,500 KRW, approx. 37 minutes) 

Gapyeong City Tour Bus departure point from Nami Island. 

xe đi Petite France làng pháp của hàn quốc

Pink sign opposite the bus station and Starbucks, Red Bus. 

3. How to go from Petite France to Seoul 

Option 1: Petite France -> Gapyeong Station -> Seoul 

bến xe buýt ở petite france

Take the Gapyeong City Tour bus from Petite France to Gapyeong Station (8,000 KRW, about 30 minutes), first bus: 08:50, last bus 17:50, frequency: 2 hours / car or take a taxi (19,400 KRW about 25 minutes) 

From Gapyeong Station take ITX to Cheongchun to Cheongnyangni / Yongsan Station 


Gapyeong
->
Cheongnyangni
Gapyeong
->
Yongsan
Fare
5,700 KRW
6,900 KRW
Total Time 
~ 40 minutes
~ 58 minutes
First / Last Ride 
Weekdays
6:27 / 22:33
Weekend
6:28 / 22:34


Option 2: Petite France -> Cheongpyeong Bus Station -> Seoul 

Take a taxi (16,400 KRW, 21 minutes) or take a local bus or Gapyeong City tour bus from Petite France to Cheongpyeong Bus Station (terminal), it takes around 20 minutes.  

  • Car 30-5: operating 6:50 - 20:30, 130 minutes / car.
  • Gapyeong City Tour Bus - Course A: First Bus: 9:50, Last Trip 17:50, Frequency of 2 hours / car 

Option 3: Petite France -> Cheongpyeong Station -> Seoul

Take a taxi (16,900 KRW, 22 minutes) or take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus - Course A from Petite France to Cheongpyeong Station, about 25 minutes, first trip: 11:00, last bus 19:00, frequency 2 hours/ car.

Take the subway from Cheongpyeong Station to Sangbong Station or take ITX- Cheonchun from Cheongpyeong Station to Cheongnyangni / Yongsan Station


Fare
Time
First / Last Trip 
Cheongpyeong
->
Sangbong

Card
1,950
Cash
2,050
~ 46 minutes
Weekdays
5:38 / 23:43
Weekends, National Holidays
6:08 / 23:48
Cheongpyeong
->
Cheongnyangni
4,500
~ 34 minutes
Weekdays
7:52/21:42
Weekend
7:34 / 22:14
Cheongpyeong
->
Yongsan
5,700
~ 50 minutes


Using public transport to Petite France can be quite daunting for first-timers in Korea. Especially due to the need to transfer cars and the waiting time for the bus will be long, so to save time, you can use the tours that combine visiting Petite France with other famous places nearby such as Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm. These tours all include round- trip transfers, guides, and special deals. 

Tours to Check out: 

  • Nami Island + Petite France + Italian Village 1 Day Tour 
  • Nami Island + Petite France + The Garden of Morning Calm + Italian Village 1 Day Tour  
  • Nami Island + Gangchon Rail Bike + Petite France + Italian Village 1 Day Tour 
  • Strawberry Picking + Nami Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm 1 Day Tour 

We hope that you can enjoy a fun trip to Petite France and experience some of the French culture while you are here! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or send us an email at support@creatrip.com! You can also follow us on Instagram, TikTokTwitter, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea! 


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