Visitor FAQ

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What are the opening hours of the exhibition? Fermer

The exhibition is open to the public from 8.30 am to 6 pm.

How much is the entrance to the exhibition? Fermer

The below rates include VAT. Your badges are valid for the 5 days of the show.

Individual visitor
  • When registering online: €28
  • At the entrance of the show: €38

Visitors group (from 10 persons)
  • When registering online: €23
  • At the entrance of the show: €38 (no special rate for visitors groups on site)

Student
  • When registering online: €20
  • At the entrance of the show: €38 (no special rate for students on site)

Exhibitors catalogue
  • Online (when registering): €15
  • At the entrance of the show: €20

Please note that as SIMA is a professional exhibition, there is no special rate for children. However children of 12 years old or less than 12 years old can access the show with no visitor badge.

Is there any special visitors group rate? Fermer

You get a special group rate only if you register your group online before the show.

There is no special group rate on site.

Please note that a visitors group is composed by 11 persons minimum.

What are the rates for students? Fermer

The below rates include VAT. Your badges are valid for the 5 days of the show.

Student
  • When registering online: €20
  • At the entrance of the show: €38 (no special rate for students on site)

The entrance of the show is free for all groups of students of more than 10 people.

Is there any special rate for children? Fermer

As SIMA is a professional exhibition, there is no special rate for children.

However children of 12 years old or less than 12 years old can access the show with no visitor badge.

Which are the exhibitors at SIMA 2017? Fermer

SIMA 2017 Exhibitors list is available here

How to obtain the 2017 exhibitors catalogue? Fermer

When registering online you can order the exhibitor catalogue 2017 with a preferential rate. You will collect your catalogue(s) directly at the show. You can also buy the catalogue at the entrance of the exhibition.

Rates : 

  • Online (when registering): €15
  • At the entrance of the show: €20

Where to consult the SIMA 2017 map? Fermer

You can have a look on SIMA 2017 interactive floorplan by clicking here

Is there any car park in the exhibition centre? Fermer

P1, P2 and P3 (14,000 parking places) car parks are at your disposal by Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Payment is made when you exit the car park.

 

Rates*:

From 0 to 3h : 0,80€ / 15min

From 3h01 to 6h : 0,60€ / 15min

From 6h01 to 9h : 0,30€ / 15min

From the 9th to the 24th hours : 20€

Every additional 24-hour interval: 20€

Bus rate / day : 40€

24h – rate for lost ticket : 20€

Is there any car park for buses? Fermer

The car park for buses is located Hall 8.

Bus rate / day : 40€

How to book a taxi? Fermer

Contact details of taxi companies:

Taxis G7: +33 (0)1 41 27 66 99 or 3607*
Taxis Bleus: +33 (0)8 99 34 04 44* or 3609*
Alpha Taxis: +33 (0)1 45 85 85 85
*surcharged phone numbers

Is any access for disabled persons? Fermer

Yes, the exhibition centre has specific car parks (Parking 1) for disabled visitors

May I take my dog into the exhibition centre? Fermer

No, visitors are not allowed to bring animals into the exhibition centre.

Where to have lunch during the show? Fermer

You will find many restaurants in the exhibition centre. Locate them by looking at the interactive floorplan.

You can order lunch tickets when registering online.

How to go to SIMA (transportation)? Fermer

Get all useful information on the page Transports.

Are there any shuttles to get to SIMA? Fermer

Shuttle buses will run from Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris Nord Villepinte.

From 26 February to 2 March.

  • From 8am to 11am
  • From 4pm to 7pm

Departure every 30 minutes

The meeting point is at the bus station near the RER entrance.

How to book a hotel? Fermer

SIMA has negotiated with b network, official central booking office, rates in hotels, category 2*, 3* and 4* located close to the exhibition but also in central Paris.

You can already book your hotel room here.

Is there any cloakroom? And how much is it? Fermer

A cloakroom service for personal effects is available at each entrance from 8am to 6.30pm. 

How to obtain a VISA? Fermer

Get an invitation letter from SIMA for your VISA application. Then show this letter at the French embassy or consulate in your country.

You may also get the invitation letter from SIMA when registering online to get your visitor badge.

Can I visit both SIMA and the Paris International Agricultural Show? Fermer

Neither your SIMA entry badge nor your free entry to SIMA entitle you to entry to the Paris International Agricultural Show.
To get to the Paris International Agricultural Show, use the free shuttle buses which run between the two exhibition centres throughout the day.

Is there any animal at SIMA? Fermer

SIMAGENA is the international showcase for livestock and will be featured in hall 2:

- Over 200 exhibiting breeders from around Europe

- 250 dairy and beef cattle

- Open shows

- Auctions broadcast live online

- Innovative equipment

Learn more about SIMAGENA...