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

Plan your visits for the 2nd Journées des Savoir-Faire d'Excellence EPV!
On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October 2018, the Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) will be opening their doors and presenting their expertise all over France for the 2nd edition of the Journées des Savoir-Faire d'Excellence EPV (EPV excellence in expertise days). We invite you to explore the programme for these public open days in workshops, factories and companies so that you can plan out a day of exciting discoveries!
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In September, visit the exhibition of 32 EPV companies from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in Marseille
From 14 to 30 September 2018, Marseille Town Hall 1/7 will host a selection of products from 32 Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant companies in the region. This exhibition, coordinated by DIRECCTE Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, aims to highlight the know-how of these exceptional companies: santons, faience, soap, olive oil, furniture, watchmaking, shipyard, confectionery, industrial products ... all facets that testify to the excellence of the trades in the region.
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
Accordéons Joel Louveau Manufacture of accordions
Art de Lys Tissage Jacquard weaving of carpets and cushion covers
Art Graphique et Patrimoine Creation and Manufacture of leather and fur clothing (woollen hides)
Arthur et Marie Manufacture of wooden toys
Beyer Manufacture of jams and fruit-based preparations
Carrières Plo Stone quarry operations
Ciergerie du Sud-Est Manufacture of altar candles and candles
Crambes Manufacture of hats
Craquelins de St-Malo Production of craquelins and pastries
Création Vidon-Gerlier Upholstery
Deltameca Mechanical machining and boiler making
Diffusion Matériels Horlogers (DIMAHOR) -
Ets Echevarria - Sièges de style Manufacture of upholstery for seating
Ets Goyon-Chazeau Manufacture of knives
Faïencerie Georges Manufacture of earthenware objects
Fouquet Chocolate and sweet-maker
Fruidoraix Manufacture of calissons and nougat
G. Bonnin Frères Shipbuilding and repair
Haase innovation -
Henri Raffin Production of sausage products
IFB Refractories Manufacture of tiles and bricks
La coutellerie de Laguiole Honoré Durand Cutlery-maker
La Rochelaise des Glaces -
Les chocolats de Bernard Dufoux Chocolate-maker
Loubière La Forge d'art Ironwork
MDG Création Métal Sheet metal work, copperware, tin foundry
Mégisserie Richard Leather- tawing
Nextis -
Passementerie Verrier Paris Fabric trimming
Peltex Industrie Mechanical weaving (technical fabrics, upholstery)
Pierre Weber Manufacture, restoration, reproduction of jewels
Qualipac Aurillac Packaging for make-up
SA des anciens Etablissements C&E Chapal Frères et Compagnie Manufacture of upholstery for seating
Sarl Fauvel - Normandy Ceramics Terracotta tiles
Select Junior Décolletage Creation and manufacture of light fittings and up-market bronze furniture
Serrurerie Bézian -
Société de la Ciergerie Lourdaise Manufacture of candles, church candles and night-lights
Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie Cut glass work
Théron et fils SARL Metalwork, ironwork
Volevatch Manufacture of taps