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

European Heritage Days: Living Heritage Companies exhibition at the Hôtel de l'Industrie!
Come and visit the exhibition, “Innovation and Heritage: the exceptional craftsmanship of Living Heritage Companies (Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant)” at the Hôtel de l’Industrie in Paris on 14,15 and 16 September 2018, highlighting the talents of two Living Heritage Companies: Drieux Combaluzier, specialist in custom-made lifts, and La Maison du Vitrail, creator and restorer of stained glass! As part of the 35th edition of European Heritage Days, l'Institut Supérieur des Métiers (The Higher Institute of Crafts) and the Société d’Encouragement à l’Industrie Nationale (Society for Encouraging National Industry) are organising an exhibition focusing on the Living Heritage Company label.
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3 July 2018: 3rd International Speed Meeting for EPVs at the Ministry for the Economy and Finance
Following the first two Speed Meetings and the Working Group supporting EPV companies for export initiated by the DGE, ISM, CCI International and CCI France International signed a partnership agreement in November, aimed at improving the coordination of support activity for EPV companies in France and abroad. As part of this initiative, the 3rd International Speed Meeting for EPVs will be held at Bercy at the Centre de Conférence Pierre-Mendès of the Ministry for the Economy and Finance on 03 July 2018. Around thirty experts from CCi France International and Business France will hold personalised meetings with the directors of EPV companies as part of the event.
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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 .
Arthur et Marie Manufacture of wooden toys
Beyer Manufacture of jams and fruit-based preparations
Carrières Plo -
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 -
Diffusion Matériels Horlogers (DIMAHOR) -
Ets Echevarria - Sièges de style -
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 -
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 -
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