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.


Refer to the 2015 activity report of the EPV label, just published
The Institut Supérieur des Métiers (ISM), mandated by the state to manage the EPV label, has released its 2015 activity report, summarising the highlights of the past year. 2015 was a very busy year in terms of initiatives, projects and events for the label, including the Universal Exhibition in Milan at which twenty EPV companies represented the excellence of French know-how at the centre of the French pavilion. The year 2015 also ended in style with the organisation of the 4th National Meeting at Bercy, attended by over 400 people.
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Appointments to the National Commission for Living Heritage Companies
The new National Commission for Living Heritage Companies was appointed by order of the Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector and the Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts Industries, Consumer Affairs and the Social Economy on 21 January 2016 and published in the Official Journal. The Commission has 46 members (23 incumbent members and 23 deputies) and meets strict gender parity. Among these appointment, Roman Alès is President of the Commission and Isabelle Ginestet-Naudin, Vice President.
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
Adhénéo Artisans du Patrimoine Roofing, metal roofing ornaments, plumbing, heating
ADM Sarl Manufacture of guitars
Allande -
Art et Patrimoine Conseil Restoration of paintings
Atelier Blanchon Restoration of building heritage
Atelier NDT-GVF Leather goods
Bernard Loiseau Restaurant
Bleu d'Argile Manufacture of ceramic objects
Bourg-Joly SAS Manufacture of earthenware
Chanel Production Leather goods
Chevrin Geli Restoration of heritage buildings
Ciel Ascenseurs -
Combelle -
Créations Robert Vernet SAS Production of drawings on textiles
Delaroux Manufacture of seats, sofas and armchairs
Dornberger et fils Precision mechanics, plastic injection
Ferronnerie Vidal Ornamental iron- and metalwork
France Vitrail International -
Frédéric Cassel Pastry-maker, chocolate-maker
Les Sièges d'Argentat Manufacture of seats
Les Successeurs de C. Boudet et R. Dussaix Foundry
Morel Bronzes d'Art Artistic bronze-maker
Sarl Briqueterie Capelle Production of baked-clay and raw-earth products for decoration and construction
Société des produits gourmands Joël Durand Chocolate maker, sweet maker
Société Nouvelle Janvier Gruson Prat Etches, stamps, metal buttons
Tevar -
Vermorel SA Stone cutting, stone sculpting, masonry, restoration of architectural heritage
Vidal Sport -
Voileries Phocéennes Manufacture of sails and rigging, reparation of sails