Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


The Excellence of French Know-How

The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company, or 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 skills.
5 - 8 November 2015: come and visit over 60 Living Heritage Companies at the Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel (International Heritage Show)
"Heritage and modernity" is the theme of the 21st edition of the International Heritage Show to be held from 5 to 8 November 2015 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. This theme is at the heart of the challenge facing the Living Heritage Companies that will be present in large numbers this year to showcase their expertise. This year, the ISM is coordinating a collective space gathering a dozen Living Heritage Companies (EPVs), and providing a tour for foreign buyers in partnership with Business France.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs roadmap for poles of excellence in tourism is now out
At the end of the Assises du Tourisme (the national public consultation for the tourist industry), Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced the establishment of five poles of excellence for tourism. These poles have been designated to help renew the French tourism offering, adapting it to the changing expectations of tourists on key themes through which France can better develop and promote its offer. Craft tourism is one of these poles and the ISM and the EPV label have been very much involved in the Steering Committee for this pole. Over thirty people, including many EPVs, were audited over several months. This has resulted in the recommendation of 19 measures for the development of craft tourism and its promotion internationally.
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
Atelier Autruche Manufacture of hats and accessories
Atelier de la Pierre Stonecutting and stone sculpture
Atelier Rouge-Pullon Plate, design, restoration, gilding, silvering, patinas
Atelier Sanson Cabinetmaking, marquetry, upholstery and ornamental woodwork
Ateliers JOVIS, Bars et Billards Creation and manufacture of billiard tables and bar tops for private individuals and professionals
B.G.L. Créations d'art Jewellery
Benoit Gauthier -
Bermudes Jewellery
Billards Toulet Sarl Manufacture and restoration of billiard tables
Bonneterie d'Armor - Armor Lux Bonnet maker, ready-to-wear
CNSB (Chantier Naval de Sanary les Baux) Manufacture and restoration of boats
Colin Sarl -
Decotec SAS Production of bathroom furniture and accessories
Emilie Macle -
Enzyme Design -
Etablissements Fallot -
Ets JL Coquet Manufacture of porcelain
Ets Legeron Clerjeau Tissot -
Ets Thierry Ready-to-wear
Ferronnerie Betemps SAS Manufacture of staircases, portals, arbors, lights, furniture
Fonderie Helicia -
Frédéric Bastin et Fils Tanning of vegetable leather for soles and shoes
Hôtel Negresco Hotel - catering industry
Hôtel Plaza Athénée Hotel, catering industry
J.M. Weston Production and sale of shoes and leather goods
K. Jacques Sarl Manufacture and sale of Tropézienne sandals
La techni-soudure Boilermaking, mechanics
Laurence Bossion Manufacture of hats
Les confitures du Climont Manufacture of jams and fruit-based preparations
Maisonneuve -
Martineau Engraving-stamping of medals
Matinox -
Muzard Sarl Transformation of horn, bone and precious wood
Orgiazzi Ferronnerie d'Art Locks and wrought ironwork
Parqueterie Beau Soleil Production of parquet, solid-wood marquetry
SOMEBAT Stone cutting, Decorative marble
Tanneries Pechdo -
Terres Cuites de Raujolles Manufacture of glazed terracotta tiles and bricks
Tissages Burnichon Weaving of velvet and fabrics for the haute couture industry
Tonnellerie de Pays d'Auge -