Avenue France Pangyo [아브뉴프랑 판교]

Sisyphus: The Myth (2021); True Beauty (2020-21); Because This Is My First Life (2017); 7th Grade Civil Servant (2013)

Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo) and Kang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye) chase down a time-traveller at this venue and Seo-hae gets severely hurt when fighting him in episode 8 of Sisyphus: The Myth (시지프스: the myth) (JTBC, 2021).

Cha Soo-ho (Cha Eun-woo from ASTRO) takes Im Ju-kyung (Moon Ga-young) to the VIPS branch [빕스 판교점] located at this complex in episode 9 of True Beauty/Yeoshingangrim (여신강림) (tvN, 2020-21) as both believe they will not run into classmates here and can date openly. In episode 10, Im Joo-kyeong (Moon Ga-young) and Kang Soo-jin (Park Yoo-na) meet up at front of this complex to go on a shopping tour together.

Ho-rang (Kim Ga-eun) works at a restaurant in this shopping complex in Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017), and a number of scenes were filmed here. As Ho-rang and her staff members were leaving after work in episode 3, for instance, her staff members spot Sim Won-Seok (Kim Min-Suk) standing along the walkway and start gushing over him, without knowing that he’s Ho-rang’s boyfriend. In episode 4, Ji-ho (Jung So-min) turns up at the restaurant after deciding to continue staying in Seoul, much to Ho-rang’s surprise. They then have a conversation at a bench on the ground level. This place appeared also in other scenes in episodes 1, 2, 13, 14 and 15.

Parts of this complex appear as Kim Seo-won’s (Choi Gang-hee) company in 7th Grade Civil Servant (7급 공무원) (MBC, 2013).

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Avenue France Pangyo [아브뉴프랑 판교] is a French-themed shopping complex that bills itself as a ‘premium dining street’, located in Seongnam’s neighborhood Sampyeong [Sampyeong-dong/삼평동], in the Bundang District (Bundang-gu/분당구). It is around one hour south of Seoul by public transport.

Please note that the actual restaurant that Ho-rang works at in BTIMFL, ‘Butcher’s Cut’, is located on level 2, as is the VIPS branch. Filming of 7th Grade Civil Servant took place when this complex was still under construction and scheduled to open in March 2013.

25 Dongpangyo-ro 177, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 성남시 분당구 동판교로177번길 25
(삼평동 740)
Geolocation: 37.3971772, 127.1134365

Getting here
Pangyo Station [판교역], Sinbundang line, Exit 1.

— submitted by Mich KDL
True Beauty added by Thom Musni

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  1. The VIPS Restaurant in Episode 9 of True Beauty was Filmed here.

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