Having just wandered off the magnificent little island of Nami, it was underwhelming to pay the same for Petite France. I know, that’s rather a negative way to start a blog, but it felt like a tourist trap.
Little Prince welcomes you to petite france.
Quaint But Overpriced
Petite France is quaint, colorful and an on-point replica of a little French village. It is a 30-45 minute ride from Nami Wharf via the Gapyeong Tourist Bus, as mentioned in my Nami post. For something so far, and having just been to somewhere great, it was inevitable to feel disappointed. However, I thought I’d still show you the pretty alleyways and Instagrammable houses with their vibrant-colored walls. It will feel like you’re actually lost in France rather than South Korea. However, that’s it. There are shops and interesting points such as the Eiffel Tower, but to price it as much as Nami Island (KRW 8000)? Hmm, it’s a no from me.
We missed going to our supposed 3rd stop (Garden of Morning Calm) as there were a lot of people lining up to transfer there. It took us over an hour just to wait for the bus, but by then it was already going dark. We decided to take the transfer going back to Gapyeong station instead (which arrived earlier than the bus going to the garden). I’d like to think going directly to the garden would’ve been a better choice. But as we haven’t been, I can’t really support that conclusion.
So why am I still blogging about it? Well, if you’re a fan of anything French or the Little Prince and wouldn’t be able to go to France just yet, then maybe this is the next best thing. Anyway, I haven’t got much else to say, so I’ll just let the pictures show you around. Let me know if I’ve been too harsh and missed the point of the place! Did you have a nice time in Petite France? Sound off in the comments below!