Photo credit: Petite France
Starting February 2014, Petite France, a French-themed village in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, will be open until 9:00 p.m., giving visitors three more hours to enjoy the village.
Inspired by the book Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince, 1943), Petite France is the only themed village in Korea that offers a French cultural experience. The village holds regular events, exhibitions, and performances such as the Czech puppet show “The Marionette,” the French puppet show “Guignol,” and a music box playing.
The Korean TV series “My Love from the Star” starring Kim Soo-Hyun and Jun Ji-Hyun (Gianna Jun) filmed in this very charming French town. Thanks to the popularity of the show, the village has also been getting more attention and enjoying a bigger crowd of visitors as a result. To further accommodate the visitors, the village has decided to stay open until 9 p.m.
Admission tickets for adults, students and kids are 8,000 won, 6,000 won and 5,000 won respectively. Nearby tourist attractions in Gapyeong include the The Garden of Morning Calm, Cheongpyeong Lake and Gapyeong Sledding Hills.
: Petite France
, 1063, Hoban-ro Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gosung-ri, Gapyeong-gun, Kyunggi-do
☞ Hours of operation
: 09:00~21:00 (Last admission 20:00)
☞ Period for extended hours of operation
: February 14 – End of September (Tentative)
: 8,000 won for adults / 6,000 won for students (middle to high school) / 5,000 won for kids (36 months to elementary school)
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