WHEN AND WHERE?
From Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24, 2018.
Professional days: Thursday and Friday
Days for the public: Saturday and Sunday
Professionals may purchase an ‘early-access’ ticket to enter as early as Wednesday (setting up of the stands).
The show takes place in several indoor and outdoor places, on a total surface of 52.000 sq. meters divided in two zones: the ‘Gem Zone’ in the lower town, and the ‘Mineral Zone’ in the upper town.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 am to 7 pm (last entry is at 6 pm)
Sunday : 9 am to 6 pm (last entry is at 5 pm)
2-day pass: 13 € (Saturday and Sunday)
1 day: 9 € (valid on Saturday or on Sunday)
. 1 day, reduced: 5 €
- (reduced rates under 18 y.o. and for students / unemployed / handicapped / Cezam / Accès Culture)
. Children under 10 years old with at least one adult: Free
Groups (12 persons and more)
1 day (valid on Saturday or on Sunday): 5 €
Children under 10 y.o. with at least one adult: Free
‘Early-Access’ pass (5 days): 50 € (Wednesday through Sunday)
4-day pass: 36 € (Thursday through Sunday)
1 day (valid on Thursday or on Friday): 25 €
- 1 day for groups (valid on Thursday or on Friday): 17 €
*The Professional Days, on Thursday and on Friday, are exclusively reserved for commercial exchanges between professionals (mineral retailers, negotiators, collectors, jewelers, therapists…). Access is possible under the following conditions: Present yourself at entry desk with a documentary evidence of your professional activity (VAT N°, professional card, business card, official registration notice…). No pre-registration possible. However, you can buy your tickets online 1 to 2 months before the event. Non-professionals (partner, friend, trainee…) can accompany professionals during these days and will pay the same entrance fee. However, retail sales are not applied during these days but only on Saturday and Sunday. Professionals and their accompanying party may enter using the ‘early-access’ on Wednesday morning (last exhibitors’ set up day).
During the event, 6 entry desks (equipped with credit card payment) will be available. This will ensure a free-flowing circulation of people.
ACCESS AND PARKING
HOW TO REACH SAINTE-MARIE-AUX-MINES?
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is located in the heart of a Vosges valley, a 1 hour drive from Strasbourg and Nancy.
Frequent connections by bus (TER) are available to the two closest TGV stations: Sélestat and Saint-Dié-des-Vosges.
The next international airports are Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Strasbourg and Baden-Baden in Germany.
WHERE TO PARK?
You will find plenty of parking facilities and transportation services at your disposal. Buses will take you to any place of the event. The map of the parking lots can be downloaded here.
SHUTTLES AND LITTLE TRAIN
There are shuttles between the parking facilities and the different Mineral & Gem sites.
A little train connects the Mineral zone with the Gem zone. The two zones are very close (400m) and it takes 5 min. by foot to walk from one zone to the other.
3 loading areas (‘ZC’ on our maps) are available to allow buyers purchasing large quantities of goods to bring their vehicle as close as possible to the sites:
-· Place Foch (Mineral Zone)
– · Rue St-Louis (Mineral Zone)
- · Rue des Jardins (Gem Zone)
- Rate: 10€ for an hour. A 100€ deposit will be requested.