Practical infos

From Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 September 2024

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: closing at 5 PM


The European Patchwork Meeting takes place in the Alsace region, in Eastern France. The exhibition sites are spread across the 4 villages that make up the Val d’Argent (Silver Valley) territory:Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines, Lièpvre et Rombach-le-Franc. Historic buildings, village halls and places of worship are the setting for 4 days of festivities dedicated to textiles and patchwork.

A UNIQUE event

4 villages in the heart of Alsace – Free shuttles – Car parks

Individual tickets and passes

1-day ticket (Thursday-Saturday): 16 €
1-day ticket (Sunday): 6 €
4-day Pass: 40 €
VIP Pass: 200 € *

With the exception of the VIP Pass, tickets are on sale both on site and online in advance.

Why buy a presale?

With over 15 exhibition venues, many of you like to plan things. On arrival, your ticket is scanned and traded in for a wristband that gives you access to all the venues. Special presale queues will be available at the following locations:

Venues accepting 2024 presales

Start your visit there!

Can I buy a ticket on the spot?
Yes, in most exhibition venues, except:
  • Chaînes Church
  • Sainte Madeleine Church
  • Reformed temple
  • Assumption Church

A supercharged 4-day Pass!
Enjoy 4 days to visit EPM like you’ve never seen it, with special meetings with the artists! The VIP adventure begins on Thursday September 12, a few minutes before the opening…
Only 20 tickets for sale.
More information on the online ticketing platform.

Reduced rates

For disabled people, 14 to 18 year-olds and students. Failure to provide proof will invalidate the ticket.

1-day ticket (Thursday-Saturday): 14 €
1-day ticket (Sunday): 6 €
4-day Pass: 36 €

Most exhibition venues are accessible to people with reduced mobility, and can be identified by a sign on the exhibition floor plans.

Group rates starting
12 people

1-day ticket (Thursday-Saturday): 14 €
1-day ticket (Sunday): 6 €
4-day Pass: 36 €

If you have any questions concerning group bookings, contact us via email.

Would you like to join a group to explore EPM? Several international travel agencies  organize itineraries itineraries from various countries!
Free entrance

– for children under 14 years old accompanied by an adult
– to the shopping area (Val Expo in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines)


By car

From Mulhouse or Strasbourg, take A35, exit 17, then RN59 towards Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.
From Nancy or Saint-Dié, RN59 then via the Col de Sainte Marie or Maurice Lemaire tunnel (for a fee).
Access map to Val d'Argent

By train and bus

From Paris go to Strasbourg or Saint-Dié-des-Vosges:

– Train to Strasbourg: 25 daily round trips
– Train to St-Dié-des-Vosges: 1 daily round trip

To book your train tickets, visit the SNCF website.

From Alsace:
Take the TER train to Sélestat station, then the TER bus from the station to Sainte Marie aux Mines.

Check the TER bus timetable (line A20).

From Saint-Dié-des-Vosges:
Take the TER bus from the train station to Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.

By airplane

Strasbourg Entzheim (SXB) airport:
Bâle Mulhouse (BSL) airport:



Free shuttles serve all 4 villages. They run continuously from 9 AM. to 6.30 PM, every 20 minutes or so.


To find accommodation, please consult the Accommodation Guide, then contact the Val d’Argent Tourist Office.

Contact: 0033 389 588 050 |

Or book your accommodation online in 2 clicks with Révolugo by selecting the dates of your stay.

Catering and refreshments points on most venues.

An overwiew in pictures