27th Jun, 2009

Petite France in Korea

Yes, in the Gapyeong County (provinve of Gyeonggi-do), at about two hours from Seoul, there is a “Little France” in Korea. We went there with my coworker. To tell the truth, I was a little disappointed with this place. First, when I heard “Petite France” I thought of a neighborhood with lots of French restaurants, French people… like a little China, little India or those places that you can find in some big cities. It wasn’t like that at all. To get in this place, you have to pay 8,000 KRW (around $6), and there isn’t really that much to see. Anyway, here are some pictures that we took so that you can judge for yourself.

The entrance to the little village.

Those houses on the background are the ones supposed to be French. Nobody actually lives there.

This is one of the nicest places. This plaza with its fountain and everything was perfect for having a cup of coffee and feeling like being in Europe for a while.

In some houses, the had also little exhibitions, like this one, devoted to French marionettes.

Would you say this is Korea?

Another view of the village in the middle of Gyeonggi-do mountains.




do you know how to get there? i am going seoul next month. need some help! thanks!

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