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 Perceval Cutlery
Ateliers Chollet Frères Carpentry
Bonbons Verdier Chocolate and sweet-maker
C.I.R. (cire Trudon) Manufacture of altar candles and candles
Chocolat Weiss Chocolate maker, sweet maker
Domaine Les Crayères Hotel - catering industry
Ducaroy Grange Design and production of three-dimensional scale models and scenic design
Emma 56 - Au Petit Prince Pastry-maker (macaroons), chocolate-maker
Ets Winckelmans Manufacture of terracotta tiles
Feeling's Sylvie Coquet Manufacture of porcelain
Feutres Depland sas Manufacture of felts for stationery
Fonderie de Bronze Lauragaise Foundry work
Forge Esnault sarl Cutlery
François Le Druillennec Jeweller - silversmith, heraldic engraver
Laboratoire du Solvirex Manufacture of soaps and soap products for hospital use
Les Moulinages de Riotord -
Les Tissages Perrin Weaving of silks
Maisonneuve Citerne -
Manufacture de poteries Jars Ceramic artist
Manufacture des tentes Cabanon -
Mod'lscene Costumier
New-Tone Manufacture of models and prototypes (industry
OA 1710 - Orfèvrerie d'Anjou Pewtersmithing
Poterie et tuilerie d'Amance Pottery, tilery and tiling
Poteries Goïcoechea Manufacture of terracotta potteries
Prêtre et Fils Bellmaker
Savonnerie Le Sérail Manufacture of soaps
Sellerie Cassou Saddlery, harness leather for horse riding
Société Française de Marbrerie - Cochois Decorative marble (production, installation)
Toiles de Mayenne Manufacture of furnishing fabrics