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

Tour the excellence of French savoir-faire on your holiday !
The summer holidays are here and no doubt you’ll be travelling through the beautiful regions of France and exploring elements of French heritage. It’s an opportunity to find out about the Living Heritage Companies that are found in each region on the EPV Route. The Living Heritage Company artisans will open the doors of their workshops to show you their rare know-how and passion for their trades. Come and share the enthusiasm of these distinguished men and women who have preserved exceptional savoir-faire while continuing to innovate.
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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
Accary Curing and smoking of fish
Artisan menuisier-ébéniste Laurent Collard Restoration of the rural architectural heritage
Atelier du meuble contemporain Design and manufacture of contemporary furniture
Ateliers J. de Missolz Metalwork, ironwork
Beaufils Couverture-Charpente Carpentry - Roofing
Biscuiterie de l'Abbaye Manufacture of biscuits
CBA Montagne Furniture of office and store
CDB & Cie -
Cheri Bibi Manufacture of hats
Conserverie Chancerelle -
Conserves Gonidec .
Coupe-Coupe Ready-to-wear
Création Desmarchelier Design and production of contemporary furniture
D. Cathiard -
Deshons Hydraulique -
Distillerie Warenghem Distillery
Dynale -
Emile Fournier et Fils Curing and smoking of fish
Ets Bruno Bertoli (Les Belles Portes de Provence) Manufacture of doors
Ets Drouault -
Faïences Ponchon Manufacture of earthenware objects
Jean Rouanet Manufacture of natural et ecological beds
Kerdry SA Surface treatment
Kiplay -
L'Auberge Pont de Collonges - Paul Bocuse Restaurant
Laguiole Tradition Cutlery-maker
Lemahieu Bonnet maker, ready-to-wear
Les Billots de Sologne Manufacture of blocks
Maison Alivon - Manufacture de caractères -
Manufacture de tapis de Bourgogne Production of handmade carpets
Media6 production PLV -
Nougat Le Chaudron d'Or Chocolate and sweet-maker
Pequignet Horlogerie Artistic clock making
Philippe Raveleau Ornamentalist sculptor on wood
Pianos Balleron Sarl Restoration of ancient pianos
Protec Decors Surface treatment
R. Bocquel Artistic casting
Revex -
S.E. Larquier et Fils -
Salameria Isula Butcher
Société nouvelle Concorde -
Société Nouvelle Fontenille Pataud Cutlery-maker
Société Nouvelle Lécuiller -
Socli -