Petite France 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.
1. Getting There
Starting from Cheongpyeong Station
If you have access to subway and can make your way to ChyeongPyeong Station, we recommend that you take the Gapyeong Circle Bus, and if possible, cover Garden of the morning calm (2-3 hours ) with Petite France (2 hours).
From the Cheongpyeong Station, there is only one exit which leads you to a bus stop. You can see the bus stop before you exit from the station.
Note that there is only one bus stop serving the routes in both directions, so it is best to ask the driver if it brings you to the destination.
For example, you bus from Cheongpyeong station, you can board the first bus at 825am (Decending route) and expect to arrive at 850am.
Then perhaps you may wish to plan for the journey from Petite France at 1140pm on the ascending route (Green route) and arrive at Morning Calm at 1230noon. Expect an hourly interval between the buses, so you need to plan your schedule.
Note that there are 2 bus stops at Petite France, so do check the bus schedule at the bus stop to ensure that you are continuing on your journey at the right bus stop. The bus stop adjacent to Petite France is for the ascending route to Cheongpyeong station (Green route).
2. Area Map
Official Website: www.pfcamp.com
3. Moving Around
Check out the shows at Petite France. There is a schedule for the shows at the different theatres and/or auditorium. Make sure you check out the schedule at the entrance.
There are many locations for taking great photos (murals, statues and scenery). I have added some pictures below.
4. Meal Options
There is a Bristo in Petite France which was not open when we were there in the afternoon. An ajumma was at area 15, selling tteobokki and simple Korean street food. It was enough to fill us up, but too pricey for the quality. There is a convenience stall set up in makeshift containers just oustide Petite France, and across the road. We can get better meals with this option. The convenience stall is actually just besides the bus stop (or opposite it), so you may want to pack a small bite before you enter Petite France.
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