Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


The Excellence of French Know-How

The excellence of French know-how

The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) label is a mark of recognition of the French State, put in place to reward French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial know-how.


The EPV label: a synonym of French excellence

Crafts and trades promoted by the EPV label

French EPV-labelled companies

EPVs and industrial tourism

Do not miss Paris Design Week and the EPV itinerary!
This year once again, from 5 to 14 September 2019, Paris will move to the beat of creativity for the 9th edition of Paris Design Week. Over ten days, the general public and French and foreign professionals are invited to discover the finest design companies in Paris. There are some fifteen companies with excellence in expertise that hold the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (“living heritage”) label to be discovered along this visitor itinerary. This event is held in conjunction with the Maison&Objet exhibition, where several EPV companies will also be featuring.
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Discover A World Of Excellence, two Chinese documentaries on the EPV label
Two episodes of the Chinese programme "A World of Excellence" produced by Hantang Culture and focussing on the EPV label, were broadcast in June 2019 on 46 TV channels in China and on seven Chinese airlines. The Chinese film crew came to film the EPV companies Velours de Lyon, Dutel, Prelle, Au ver à soie, Tassinari & Chatel, Passementerie Verrier, as well as Romain Alès, President of EPV labeling commission and Alexis Govciyan, director of the Institut Supérieur des Métiers, in order to highlight this state label dedicated to French excellence.
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
Atelier Jean-Yves Le Bot Preservation and restoration of furniture
Atelier Max Capdebarthes Manufacture of leather-goods
Chapellerie Dandurand & Fils Manufacture of hats and caps
Coopérative Oléicole de la Vallée des Baux - Moulin CORNILLE Olive oil mill
Distillerie les Fils d'Emile Pernot Distillery
Four Grand-Mère Manufacture of terracotta wood fired oven
Groix et Nature -
Le Bâtiment Menuisier Furniture of office and store
Roy Baierlen (Musée Atelier d'horlogerie ancienne) Restoration of antique clocks
Textile du Maine Haute-Couture, Ready-to-Wear, Accessories