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Petite France, Gapyeong

Petite France, Gapyeong: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seoul: Nami Island + Garden + Rail Bike Day Trip

1. Seoul: Nami Island + Garden + Rail Bike Day Trip

Make the most out of a day from Seoul by joining this day tour. Head off to discover Petite France or the Korean-styled Garden of Morning Calm, followed by a visit to Nami Island. End the experience with a scenic trip on a railbike. The tour starts from convenient meeting points in Downtown Seoul or with hotel pickup if you book the private option. Start your day by traveling to Gangwon-do and visiting Petite France, a French-themed village, with colorful Petite Prince-styled houses. Wander around the popular drama filming site featured in many shows such as "Running Man", “Beethoven Virus”, “Secret Garden”, and "You Who Came From the Stars". Snap some nice photos whether you are a K-Pop/Petite Prince fan or not. Alternatively, opt to visit the Korean-styled Garden of Morning Calm, one of the most romantic locations in the region. Enjoy a lovely stroll and take photographs that look like they're right out of a Korean drama. Next will be the K-Drama's HolyLand, Nami Island (Namiseom). This famous natural attraction is known for its tall tree paths and was used as the filming location for the legendary Korean drama "Winter Sonata". Pick your favorite lunch spot here to enjoy at your own expense. Continue to Gangchon for a scenic railbike on an old track through the Bukhan River's countryside. Along the way, enjoy various tunnels with different themes.

Seoul: Private Customizable Tour to Nami Island and More

2. Seoul: Private Customizable Tour to Nami Island and More

Escape the city and travel to the ultimate day-trip destination from Seoul, the famous Nami Island. Avoid large groups and tight schedules and opt to travel comfortably in a private setting. After hotel pickup in Seoul, drive to Nami Island, along the way picking up tips for your visit from your English-speaking driver. Enjoy free time at Nami Island, known for its beautiful panoramic sights which differ drastically with the changing seasons. Snap some colorful photos and stroll around the island to find hidden spots and the filming locations of Korean dramas and films. For the rest of the day, visit either one of both of the nearby locations: Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm. Petite France is a small town decorated like an old French village, with a bit of Korean-style architecture mixed in. Take photos with the mascot of the village, the Little Prince, and find a place to sit for coffee. If you're more of a nature person, opt for more time at the Garden of Morning Calm, where various types of flora are organized in traditional gardens. Take a photo at the Korean-style gazebo and discover the different styles of gardens. After your trip, head back to your accommodation or any location of your choice within Seoul city.

Seoul: Nami Island, Petite France, & Italian Village Tour

3. Seoul: Nami Island, Petite France, & Italian Village Tour

Located just 63 kilometers away from Seoul, Nami Island is a popular getaway spot for both locals and tourists. The area is famous for its magnificent tree-lined roads. There are different activities available on the island or you can simply relax and enjoy the wonderful views in the area.  Petite France is a little vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. This village consists of many photo-worth spots that were featured on dramas and variety shows, such as “Beethoven Virus”, “Secret Garden”, “Running Man” and the most recent, “You Who Came From The Stars”. The Italian village Pinocchio and Da Vinci is a new attraction next to Petite France. It is the only theme park in Korea that has officially partnered with the Collodi Foundation. Through this, Italian author Carlo Collodi's fairy tale The Adventures of Pinocchio could be realized in the form of exhibitions and performances. If you choose the rail bike option, you will see an old train track in the beautiful countryside that has been converted into a serene rail bike track for you to spend some quality time in nature with your friends and family. With this option, you will visit the Rail Bike station in the morning before your visit to Nami Island and Petite France. 

Seoul: Nami Island+Petite France+Italian Village+Bike/Garden

4. Seoul: Nami Island+Petite France+Italian Village+Bike/Garden

Explore the Petite France, Italian Village themed village and discover a Kdrama paradise at Nami Island on a guided day trip from Seoul. Visit Korean drama and variety show filming sites, then choose between a scenic rail bike ride or a visit to the Garden of Morning Calm. The tour starts from meeting points in Downtown Seoul or from your hotel if you select the private tour option. Begin your day by traveling to Petite France, a French-themed village with colorful Petite Prince-themed houses. Wander around this popular drama filming site featured in shows such as "Running Man," "Beethoven Virus," Secret Garden," and "My Love from Another Star." Get time to take plenty of photos before heading to the next stop, Nami Island (Namiseom). Discover a K-drama fan's paradise at Nami Island. This famous natural attraction is known for its tall tree paths, and it was used as a filming location for the legendary Korean drama "Winter Sonata." Enjoy time for lunch before the last stop of the day (cost not included). For the last stop, choose to head to Ganchon for a rail bike ride along an old track through Bukhan River's countryside or visit the Garden of Morning Calm, one of the most romantic sites in the region (choice depends on option booked). Enjoy the manicured gardens on a romantic stroll or take some photographs that look like they were taken right out of a romantic Korean Drama. Later, get dropped off back at the meeting point or at your accommodation if you booked a private tour option.

Seoul: Namiseom, Petite France, & Garden of Morning Calm

5. Seoul: Namiseom, Petite France, & Garden of Morning Calm

Meet your friendly coordinator at your preferred meeting point in Seoul and hop onto the comfortable tour bus with other travelers as you head to Gapyeong City. During the ride, be briefed on the details of the tour by your knowledgeable coordinator.  If you select one of the options including the railbike experience, drive to the railbike station and take a breathtaking ride through the serene countryside along an old train track that has been converted into a railbike track. Continue to The Garden of Morning Calm, a stunning garden that attracts families, friends, couples, and photographers with a variety of festivals held there throughout the year. Try some local food at the restaurants nearby. Next, set off for Nami Island, a beautiful, well-known destination in South Korea. Explore the half-moon-shaped island, which has very attractive landscapes and was used as the filming location for the famous Korean drama, Winter Sonata. Stroll around at your own pace to discover the island. Then, head to Petite France and Italian Village to see the vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. The French village consists of exhibition halls, restaurants, and cafes for you to explore and also many photo-worthy sites that feature many famous Korean dramas and variety shows. Also, you can explore the Italian village right beside which is the only theme park in Korea. After your journey, enjoy a hassle-free and comfortable ride back to Seoul.

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What people are saying about Petite France, Gapyeong

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 135 reviews

Kelly was an excellent guide. She took a lot of trouble to show us the best spots in both the Nami Park and Garden of the Morning Calm. The day took longer than anticipated but she remained friendly and helpful. Good knowledge as well of the history of Seoul.

We had enough time at the various stops. Participation in the tour was very uncomplicated and it was fun. The tour guide led the group well and we always knew what was happening.

I liked it a lot, comfortable transportation and good organization which made it possible to fully enjoy the places we visited, I would book again without hesitation.

The trip was nice, driver was excellent, kind and accommodated to our special requests. He made this trip memorable.

The guide is just there to lead and give us instructions, not much work for him.