Prepare your arrival and have a pleasant stay.

Exhibitors’ guide 

Read all about the procedures of entry (where to get your badges, schedule and authorizations of entry on both sites: Mineral Zone and Gem Zone, where to park…) in our Exhibitors’ Guide.


You are an exhibitor with a location confirmed* for 2019? You may let us have a copy of the passport of the persons(s) needing an invitation letter for a visa:
We will let you have those invitation letters by e-mail from March on, and you will need to show it to the French Embassy that you depend on.

*A location is confirmed with an official letter from Mineral & Gem. Without this confirmation, we will not be able to let you have an invitation letter for a visa. In this case, please get in touch directly with the French Embassy that you depend on.


For your accommodation in a hotel, click HERE.

For your accommodation in a vacation rental, please get in touch with the tourist office:
Office de Tourisme du Val d’Argent
86 rue Wilson
F – 68160 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines


To take care of the good routing of your goods, our partners Heppner Transports & Logistics (France) and Cap Worldwide Logistics (USA) are at your entire disposal for a top-notch quality assistance.

Heppner Transports & Logistics
ZI de la Thur
F – 68840 Pulversheim

Cap Worldwide Logistics
Phone: 00.1.520.488.1903

Customs formalities for jewels

Professionals selling jewelry or other precious metals items (gold, silver, platinum) must necessarily regularize their custom status in accordance with the legal requirements concerning the guarantee for precious metals.
This formality must be performed before June 26th, 2019. It concerns all professionals from any country (France, European Union, third countries). We invite you to download the formalities concerning the guaranty of precious metals and to read this document.

This formality provides in particular that foreign operators fill in an inventory of the jewelry offered for sale. It replaces the police register in which the French professionals register the precious metals items in their possession.
It must be drawn up in duplicate by the exhibitor and endorsed by the fair organizer, who shall keep a copy.
Mail should be personally addressed to:
Bureau de la garantie de Strasbourg
BP 71004
11, avenue de la liberté
F – 67070 Strasbourg Cedex
You can also reach him by e-mail:

If this regularization could not be achieved before the event, a jewelry inspection and marking operation will be held during the professional days, from Wednesday the 26th to Friday the 28nd of June, and carried out by the guaranty office of the French Customs in Strasbourg (bureau de la garantie de Strasbourg), located  In the customs office of the Zone Gem (ground floor of the École Ste Geneviève, at the top of Rue des Jardins).

Your arrival

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is in the heart of a valley from the Vosges mountains and 1 hour away from Strasbourg or Nancy by car.
The city has frequent bus connections with the train stations of its neighboring cities Sélestat and Saint-Dié-des-Vosges.
The closest international airports are Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Strasbourg and Baden-Baden in Germany.
Taxi du Val d’Argent : –

Parking places

Each exhibitor having a place at Mineral & Gem also has a parking place. Requests for additional places have to be made prior to May 31 and will be submitted to approval by the organization team.
Download here the map for the parking lots for the exhibitors.

Information areas for the exhibitors

Our team is at your disposal during the show:
→ Mineral Zone: courtyard of Val d’Argent Expo
→ Gem Zone: office in the Salle Prestige

For further information, please contact us directly by e-mail: