Nami Island & Petite France: Best Day Trips from Seoul

Visit Korea’s two popular tourist destinations near Seoul, Nami Island and Petite France!

Enjoy an unforgettable day in Nami Island and Petite France, some of the most popular travel destinations in Korea. And what’s best, they are close enough for a day trip or weekend getaway from Seoul!

If you want to visit them, read this blog and check out what you can expect at each destinations.

1. Nami Island

Nami Island or Namiseom in Korean, is located in the city of Chuncheon, situated 63 km from Seoul, which takes around an hour and a half by drive from Seoul.Today, this small crescent-shaped island is extremely popular famous for being a filming location of the hit Korean drama called “Winter Sonata”. 🙂See how beautiful the island is in winter – it’s a winter wonderland!

The scenery of Nami Island is not only stunning in the winter, but all year round.
If you have the time, explore a few places near Nami Island, such as Gangchon Rail Bike and the Garden of Morning Calm, as well.

2. Petite France

Petite France is a picturesque French-themed cultural village located in Gapyeong County next to Cheongpyeong Lake.Filled with pastel-colored French-style buildings, and surrounded by beautiful mountains and a lake, this village is one of the most photogenic destinations in Korea.
Many popular Korean dramas, including”Beethoven Virus,” “Personal Taste,” “Secret Garden” and “My Love from the Stars,” and a popular Korean variety show, ‘Running Man” were filmed at Petite France.There are galleries displaying cute marionettes, antique furniture, household items and many more, all of which will please your eyes.When you are in Petite France, drop by the Saint-Exupery Memorial Hall! Here, you can also find an exhibition dedicated to Saint-Exupery, a French author who wrote “Le Petite Prince (The Little Prince)” and “Night Flight”. Don’t miss the performances, especially with the beautifully hand-carved marionettes, and the traditional orgel (music box) demonstration.For those who want to soak up the culture of France even more, get your hands on fun activities like plaster craft and traditional French games. 

How to go to Nami Island and Petite France

With no direct subway or bus connection from Seoul, it’s very difficult to get around these destinations without a car.

So instead, consider taking a tour. These tours provide you with a transportation and admission fees, taking all the hassle out of your trip!

Nami Island and Petite France 1 Day Tour is available here.

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