1. Overview of French Village Danang

Ba Na Hills is a famous tourist destination not only in Da Nang but also known to many domestic and international tourists. After taking the second cable car, you will reach the French village – which is built based on the simulation of the unique cultural works of France. French Village Danang, also known as French Village, is the most impressive work of Ba Na Hill. Visitors do not need to go to Europe far away to see the arched roofs of the magnificent cathedrals that in this village can be admired with their own eyes.  Visitors can wander through cobblestone streets lined with colorful homes and shops, or take a cable car ride up to nearby Golden Bridge for stunning views of the surrounding area.

With a total area of 45,300 m2, French Village is separated into seven distinct zones, including the most picturesque village in France- Brittany; the purest medieval town in France – Conques Aveyron; the Chateau De Chenonceau area, the village of Apremont sur Allier, Saint Denis Cathedral; … It was planned by French architects as a vacation paradise, with seven zones and 32 spectacular buildings. Additionally, French Village Danang also features a hotel system ranging from 3 to 5 stars. With so much to see and do, French Village in Ba Na Hill is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

2. History of French Village Danang

The French Village Danang was inspired by sketches in the notebook of a missionary named Pigneau De Behaine about his amazing voyage through France. He is the first foreigner who steps foot in Ba Na Hills, Vietnam, bringing France from memory. French Village is the essence of medieval France, rebuilt from the several cities and villages that Pigneau previously walked through.

Since being invested and built by Sun Group in 2007, French Village Danang has become a destination not to be missed when coming to Danang. From the colors, materials, and designs to the architectural details, French Village exudes modern Europe. This place is supposed to look like a small version of France, complete with squares, churches, towns,  hotels, and villages.  Click to French Village to know more about this place.

3. Things you should know about French Village Danang

3.1. How to get there

Only about 30 km from the center of Da Nang city to the southwest, visitors can easily reach Ba Na Hill by many different means.

The most popular mode of transportation to get there is a motorcycle. You could consider renting a motorcycle to get around more freely. You can begin whenever you choose and choose the path you wish to take. The price of motorbike rental in Da Nang is quite cheap, only about 150,000 VND/ 1 scooter. The issue here is the weather; on a bad day, you may be subjected to the severe sun or sudden downpours. Therefore, before choosing to travel by motorbike to visit the French Village, you should find out about the weather in advance.

A taxi is the second option for getting to French Village Danang. You can sit in the car and relax, not worrying about the weather. The driver will transport you to the right location. The largest issue, though, is the cost. The taxi fare to Ba Na will be much more costly than traveling by motor. The price of a 2-way package taxi from Da Nang city to Ba Na Hill often ranges from 600,000 VND to 700,000 VND for a 4-seater car.

The final option, and one that we encourage you to consider, is a private automobile service. It is less expensive than a taxi, but it provides all of the advantages that a cab does. In Danang, you can easily find a car rental service and move up Ba Na Hill by yourself.

3.2. Ticket prices to visit French Village Danang

Entrance fee for visitors:

  • Adult ticket price: 850,000 VND
  • Child ticket price (1m – 1.4m): 700,000 VND
  • Child ticket price (<1m): free

Ticket price for combo cable car ticket and buffet:

  • Adult ticket price: 1,190,000 VND
  • Child ticket price (1m – 1.4m): 910,000 VND
  • Child ticket price (<1m): free

The ticket price includes free most of the games in Fantasy Park, tickets to the Funicular, flower garden, French village, and Debay ancient wine cellar. Tickets do not include entrance fees to the Wax Museum, stuffed animal games, and carnival skills at the fantasy Park amusement park.

3.3. Quality Accommodation Service at French Village Danang

As previously stated, there are numerous quality standard hotels in French Village Danang for travelers. Ba Na Hills Hotel presently has approximately 500 rooms with a variety of accommodation options for overnight stays. The majority of the rooms are airy, with balconies and windows to let in the breeze. Internally, the room provides adequate conveniences to ensure that guests have a peaceful stay.

If you stay overnight at French Village Danang, you can take a walk in the evening and admire the panorama of Ba Na at night in chilly weather. Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills is one of the most well-known hotels in French Village. With 5-star excellence, this is a destination to think about while booking.

4. Explore French Village Danang and Ba Na Hills

4.1. St Denis Cathedral

One of the destinations that you cannot miss when visiting the French village is St Denis Cathedral. This is a small replica of France’s Cathedral of Saint-Denis. This work faithfully recreates the Gothic building that was popular in France in the past and was used at Ba Na Hills. The grandeur of St Denis Cathedral’s colorful glass panels, arches, the European-style stone walls is one of its distinguishing features. When you enter the cathedral, visitors will see the pointed pyramidal construction on top, wide aisles, and delicately carved pillars. Besides, there are two rows of seats on both sides of the cathedral, as well as numerous exquisite embellishments.

4.2. Chenonceau Castle

Another must-see place on your journey to visit French Village Danang is Chenonceau Castle. The castle is the sign of the pinnacle of Celtic culture. Chenonceau Castle appears to be ancient, but it is no less opulent and impressive. Visitors to Chenonceau castle will be wowed by the majestic castles. From the castle’s window, visitors can see the entire busy square filled with colorful festivities in Ba Na Hill.

4.3. Du Dome Square

Du Dome Square is an iconic destination located in French Village and Ba Na Hill. It comprises two large stone steps, a series of intricate sculptures, columns, and fountains that make the square quite eye-catching. Apart from its aesthetic beauty, Du Dome Square is also home to many cultural activities and festivals. During the night time, visitors can enjoy musical performances held around the square by renowned artists. During festivals like the Spring Festival of Ba Na Hill, people gather in the square to take part in various activities and enjoy traditional dances and songs.

4.4. L’Etable restaurant

L’Etable restaurant is the next place we want to introduce to you. L’Étable restaurant, with its French décor, will serve great traditional French and Vietnamese food for lunch and dinner in a family setting. Coming to the restaurant, you will enjoy excellent dishes with both Asian and European styles and a luxurious and ancient space. Therefore, the restaurant is an ideal stopover for you and your family.

Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

Tel: +84 2363 799 888

Website: https://www.mercure-danang-banahills-french-village.com/restaurant-bars/letable/

4.5. Visit Golden bridge

Coming to French Village Danang, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Golden bridge. The bridge offers stunning views of Da Nang and its surrounding areas.  From the center of the bridge visitors can see the entire city in a 360-degree view.  Visitors can take photographs, enjoy the views, and even partake in some of the many activities available in the bridge.

5. Conclusion

French Village Danang is a stunningly beautiful tourist attraction that visitors should not miss out on. Visitors can wander through this quaint village and explore the numerous shops, restaurants, buildings, and cafes that line the narrow pathways. Metta Voyage hopes that through this article, you will have one more destination for yourself on this vacation, which is French Village Danang.

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