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’. It is located in Seongnam’s neighborhood Sampyeong [Sampyeong-dong/삼평동], in the Bundang District [Bundang-gu/분당구], 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 around early-2013 when this complex was still under construction.

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 (판교테크노벨리)], Shinbundang Line / Gyeonggang Line, Exit 1
(7 min. walk)

— 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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