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

8 Sept – 10 Nov 2017: Nouvelle Aquitaine EPV pop-up in Paris
From 8 September to 10 November 2017, over 50 companies designated Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) by the State for excellence in craftsmanship and expertise will open a pop-up shop in Paris. They will take over the Caumartin site of the Maison de la Nouvelle-Aquitaine for two months. This is a first not only for them, but for Parisians and industry professionals, who will be able to see this expertise for themselves and discover exceptional products and creations in areas including fashion and beauty, interior design, tableware and gastronomy.
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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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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
Ascenseurs Drieux Combaluzier Creation, manufacture, modernisation and maintenance of lifts
ATAD - Ateliers Philippe Coudray Tapestry for seats, curtains, hangings
Atelier de la Boiserie Artistic joinery and carpentry
Atelier de restauration Meyer Gold-leaf work , restoration of pictures
Ateliers Bernard Pictet Architectural and decorative glasswork.
Bondil à Moustiers Manufacture of Moustiers earthenware
Bruno Delgrange Production of custom-made luxury saddles and accessories
Champagne Louis Roederer Champagne wine production
Chantier naval Jezequel Manufacture of pleasure boats
Confiserie du Roy René Manufacture of calissons and nougat
Confiserie Lilamand -Manufacture of candied fruit and chocolate
Cruard Charpente et Construction bois -
Declercq passementiers Fabric trimming
ENO Design and manufacture of planchas and gas cooking appliances for boats
Entreprise Heriau Roofing structures
Etablissements Gabriel Boudier Spirits (crèmes, liqueurs and eaux-de-vie)
Ets Cambour Jewellery
Ets Pierre Laval Manufacture of seats, sofas and armchairs
Filt -
Fischer Peinture Décor Painting of buildings
Fonderie Michel Audiard Micro-artistic casting
Fontes de Paris Manufacture of light fittings
Goossens Paris Fashion jewels
Guigou Knitting
Heliodore SAS Manufacture of fashion accessories, jewellery
Hermès Sellier Travel articles, leather-goods
Jeanvoine SAS Enamelled jewels
l'Ame du Papier Restoration and preservation of Graphic Arts (paper, book, parchment)
L'Atelier de Reliure Eurl Bookbinding, creation and restoration
L'horloger de la Croix Rousse Restoration of clocks and antique clocks
La Dame d'Atours Costumier
La Sellerie Percheronne Restoration of old cars, saddle-ware, harnesses, small leather goods
Le Muselet Valentin Manufacture of cages for Champagne and sparkling wines
Lejay Lagoute Manufacture of liqueurs and crèmes
Les Chaumiers du Mezenc Thatched roofing
Maison et ateliers Porthault Creation and confection of household linen
Maison Fey Leather-sheathing for furnishing
Moulinage Vernède Wire forming
Pharmacie Père Blaize Herbalist
Sfate et Combier Weaving of silks
Société nouvelle des Ets Thiers-Issard Cutlery, edge-tool work
Straure Manufacture of seats and furniture
Tolix Steel Design SAS Manufacturer of metal furniture
Vert Tige -
Vilac SAS Manufacture of wooden toys
Zilli Manufacture of fur and leather clothing