French Flea Market to Open In Seoul

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French Flea Market to Open In Seoul

"Little France," the French-speaking community living in Sorea Village in Panpo in southern Seoul, is planning to launch a French-style flea market next month. The community comprises of French expats living around the French school, the 'Ecole Francaise de Seoul'. There are about 400 Francophones living in over one hundred households in the area.

Members of a local weekly flea market asked the French community if they would be interested in starting up an original French market and they accepted the offer.

The president of the Association des Francophones de Seoul (AFC) said, "We are happy to work in a group with our Korean neighbors. We will look around the Korean markets and open a French market by the end of June. Our plan is to sell mostly French products that Koreans love, including wine, cheese, cosmetics and clothes," he added.

The AFC met last week to decide on which charitable organization would receive profits generated from the flea market. A deicision has yet to be reached.

by Chon Chin-bae

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