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.
6 - 9 November 2014: EPVs at the International Heritage Show
From 6 to 9 November, the Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel celebrates its 20th birthday at the Carrousel du Louvre, around the theme of ‘transmission’. Through a partnership with Ateliers d’Art de France, the ISM will this year coordinate a group area bringing together 20 EPV-labelled companies which have never before exhibited at the show, and will present the label in a dedicated part of that area.
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EPV: A force for developing tourism
A major inter-regional conference (Aquitaine, Auvergne, Languedoc-Roussillon –Midi-Pyrénées, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) will be held on 16 and 17 October in Millau, around the theme "How do Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (EPVs) help to promote tourism?".
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
Atelier Perceval Cutlery
Atelier René Tazé Fine-cut printing
Ateliers Nectoux Manufacture of pewter counters
Bouin-Gardon Gold-leaf work
Carrelages de St Samson Manufacture of terracotta tiles
Chaudesaigues Furniture of office and store
Créations Serge Leibovitz Manufacture of small-scaled models
Cristel Manufacture of up-market stainless steel cooking articles
Dulion charpente Restoration of wooden structures
Emma 56 - Au Petit Prince Pastry-maker (macaroons), chocolate-maker
Etablissements Beal Manufacture of blocks
Faïences de Ponchon Manufacture of earthenware objects
Fontaines pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire Sarl Manufacture of petrifaction low-reliefs
France Teinture Textile dyeing and dry filling
HM Bois Design Wood turning
Jean-Pierre Renard Saddlery and leather goods
Le Bois de Lutherie Preparation of wood for lute-making
Les 3 Rois de la Crêche - Santons Truffier-Douzon Manufacture of ornemental figures
Les Moulinages de Riotord -
Meubles Monoury, Atelier d'art Manufacture of style furniture and solid marquetry
Oriol & Fontanel -
Rannou - Métivier Manufacture of biscuits, chocolates and sweets
Sarl Prat Dumas Manufacture of filter paper
SASU Hamers Diamonds cutting
Société nouvelle des Cycles Alex Singer -
Société nouvelle des Ets Braquier Manufacture of sugar-coated almonds, chocolates and silvered beads
Sylvain Bulot Marqueterie d'art Reproduction and restoration of furniture
Thiele -
World Tricot Créations Knitting