Practical infos

From Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 September 2023

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday :
9 A.M. - 6 P.M. (exhibitions and commercial area)
Sunday evening, closing of shopping area
only at 5 P.M.


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 pass : 16.00 € per person
2 consecutive days pass: 28.00 € per person
4 day pass : 45.00 € per person

You can purchase your tickets on-site at most exhibition venues.

There will be no ticket sales at :

  • Eglise de chaînes
  • Ste Madeleine
  • Temple réformé
  • Eglise de l’Assomption

You can also purchase your ticket online at any time. You will need to bring it either printed or on an electronic device that allows us to scan it (smartphone, tablet). It will be exchanged upon your arrival for a bracelet that will give you access to all the sites.

The commercial area is free to access.

Group tickets from
20 people

1 day pass : 14.00 € per person
2 consecutive days pass : 26.00 € per person
4 days pass : 40.00 € per person

For “group bookings (over 20 people)”, contact us on the phone: 0033 389 583 310 or via

Reduced rate -2 €

For disabled people and students, on presentation of a supporting document. These tickets can only be purchased on the spot.

Most of the exhibition sites are accessible to people with reduced mobility. Accessible sites can be identified via the pictogram on the plans.

Free entrance

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


Free shopping area: Val Expo halls, at

Catering and refreshments points on every sites.


By Car

From Mulhouse or Strasbourg, highway A35, exit 17, then RN59 to Ste Marie aux Mines.

From Nancy or St Dié, RN59 then via the Ste Marie aux Mines pass or the Maurice Lemaire tunnel (toll).

Driving to the Val d’Argent from:

– Freiburg (D) : 1h00
– Basel (CH) : 1h10
– Luxembourg (L) : 2h30
– Lyon: 4h
– Paris: 4h30
– Milan (I) : 4h30
– Brussels (B) : 4h30


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

– Train to Strasbourg: 25 daily round trip connections (ca. 2h20)
– Train to Saint-Dié-des-Vosges: 1 daily round trip connection (ca. 2h20)

To book a train ticket, get to the French railway company (SNCF) website.

From Alsace:

Take the regional “train TER” to the Sélestat train station and from there take the “TER bus” 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 plane

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

More information


Free, in all 4 villages.

They run continuously from 9 A.M. to 6.30 P.M.


Most of the sites have an access to the disabled persons. Easy access sites and locatable via the pictogram. People with reduced mobility and disabled people benefit from a discounted rate on tickets. It can only be offered when you purchase the ticket on site, not through online pre-sales.


During your stay at the EPM please contact the tourist office:

Office de Tourisme du Val d’Argent

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 every sites.

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