After going to Nami Island, we hop on the bus again to go to Petite France. (You can see my Nami Island post and the details of this hop on hop off bus here: http://lushangel.com/2016/11/30/korea-nami-island/)
Petite France is a French-style theme park that was constructed in July 2008 in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center), and consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture.
The concept of Petite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’ The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such it is called the Little Prince theme park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. The village can accommodate up to 200 visitors with 34 guest rooms that hold four to ten people each. Enjoy the marionette experience and hear percussion instruments from around the world, and also enjoy soap bubble experience. -http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/
Here are more photos around Petite France…
The colorful palette is so refreshing to see! Agree???
It’s literally like a walk in the park! Hehe!
The moment you enter Petite France, you’ll see this…
Pretty crowded, I know! This is normally the scene when a hop on hop off bus arrives. As a tip, go around first and just go back to take photos a few minutes after!
Better, right? Hehe!
Since we weren’t able to start early that day (ideal time is to be at Nami Island by 9am – take note that it takes about 2 hours to get to Gapyeong Station from Seoul’s city center), everything in our itinerary was moved. We ended Petite France around 6pm so we didn’t get the chance to see The Garden of Morning Calm anymore. So if you wish to go to these 3 places, you must leave Nami Island by lunch and spend the afternoon in Petite France, then The Garden of Morning Calm.
More travel posts to come!
You can see the first part of my Korea post here: http://lushangel.com/2016/11/30/korea-nami-island/