What are the opening hours?
Friday 17 January: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday 18 January : 9:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday 19 January : 9:30am – 7:00pm
Monday 20 January : 9:30am – 6:00pm
Can anyone visit the show?
The show is open to fashion and jewellery professionals only.
To gain access you must have ID matching the information on your badge and proof of your professional status: for example, a company registration (Kbis) extract, Siret code, Company cheque book, statement or confirmation of receipt of a start-up application.
If you are in the process of starting up a company, please bring along one of the following documents:
- a certificate from the French Chamber of Commerce if you have done a training course with them
- the business lease for your new shop
- a certificate from your accountant confirming you have drawn up a chart of accounts.
If you do not have any of these documents available, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a student in the jewellery, styling or fashion sector, please provide your student card or, if you have not yet received it, your course attendance certificate (certificat de scolarité) and your student badge.
You will be able to order your free badge – form available in June
// Never buy invitations from a street seller, they may be fake or have already been used and will not give you access to the show.
How to get an invitation letter for my visa?
All foreign nationals wishing to come to France must be able to produce regulatory proof at the border relating to the purpose of their stay, their means of subsistence and their accommodation.
In general, unless an exemption exists, a visa is necessary. It must be requested and obtained before departure, from the French Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.
Here are the steps you have to complete:
- Order your badge on the web site and ask for your invitation letter
- Print out and present this letter together with your visa application at the French Embassy or Consulate in your country
(BIJORHCA PARIS cannot be held responsible for any refusals of visa applications.)
Does the show have access for persons with reduced mobility?
Paris-Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre has facilities for persons with reduced mobility. Wheelchairs are provided, subject to availability, from the Information Desk at the main entrance to Porte de Versailles (door A) or at the Poste Générale de Sécurité [Exhibition Centre’s General Security Office] (outside opening hours).
There is an external lift in front of Pavilion 5 and another lift inside the show to access the first floor.
There is also priority access at the show entrances.
Are children allowed into the show?
For safety & security reasons, children are not allowed into the show.
Are pets allowed in?
Pets are not allowed into the show, even on a leash. If you do not adhere to this rule, the show reserves the right to ask you to leave.
Are there any specific security measures in place?
We have put measures in place for everyone’s safety and security (exhibitors and visitors) over the 4 days.
On arrival, you will be asked to open your coat and bag for a visual check.
If the security guards have any cause for concern or find any suspicious objects when scanning you with the magnetometer, you may be asked to undergo a security pat-down.
The security teams will also inspect all bags and luggage.