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.
9th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne: a living EPV lab
On the occasion of the 9th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, the Saint-Etienne Montbrison CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry), the Cité du Design and nine companies with the EPV (Living Heritage Company) label worked together from 12 to 15 March 2015 to offer visitors a window onto a unique experiment, showcasing the most unexpected synergies that exist between these companies, using a space in the labs at the Cité du Design. The experience continues at the Saint-Etienne Montbrison CCI premises from 18 March to 14 April!
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The EPVs at Journées Mans'Art, showcasing expertise and heritage
The Cité Plantagenêt, the historic heart of Le Mans, a city of art and history, is the setting for the 4th edition of Journées Mans'Art, on 11 and 12 April 2015. The unique sites of the Cité and Saint-Julien Cathedral will welcome nearly 12 exhibitors of heritage crafts and traditional know-how: restorers of furniture, art or old buildings; associations and institutions, art and history regions and tourist regions. Among them are the Living Heritage Companies.
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
Antares-Sellier France Saddle-making - saddle-working
Ardoisière des 7 pieds Sarl Extraction and shaping of slates for roofing, for pavement and decorative slate articles
Atelier d'art Marc Morisset Gilding, wood sculpture and joinery
Atelier Erny Jean-Jacques SARL Cabinetmaking
Atelier von Nagel Manufacture of harpsichords
Ateliers Pinton Manufacture of carpets and tapestries
Christofle Manufacture and selling of gold (or silver) working articles and jewellery
Ciergerie Brousse et Fils -
Cousin Taxidermie Taxidermy
Coutellerie Laguiole Claude Dozorme Manufacture of cutlery articles
Cristalleries Schweitzer -
Ducaroy Grange Design and production of three-dimensional scale models and scenic design
Entreprise Riccoboni -
Etablissements André Renaud -
Ets Ayrens Production of high-class umbrellas
Ets Winckelmans -
Fonderie de Bronze Lauragaise Foundry work
Fonderie de Saint-Sauveur Artistic casting
François Le Druillennec -
Hôtel Le Bristol Restaurant
Jars Céramistes Ceramic artist
Jean Bracq SAS Production of Leavers lace and machine-made soft furnishings
La Maison du Vitrail Creation and restoration of stained glass windows
Laffanour Frères Production of Provençal chairs and furniture
Lalique SA Cut glass work
Lampe Berger -
Les Maquettistes Réunis de Suresnes Design and production of three-dimensional scale models and scenic design
Les terres cuites d'Aizenay Manufacture and reproduction of terracotta
Linge au Coeur Hand-made and mecanic embroidery
Liutera -
Luxbag - MCF Production of musical instrument cases and covers
OA 1710 - Orfèvrerie d'Anjou Pewtersmithing
Oustry SMTD -
Payan Bertrand -Production of essential oils and natural aromatic ingredients (perfumery, food), and production of perfume compositions
Pianos Balleron Sarl Restoration of ancient pianos
Porcelaine Carpenet Manufacture and decoration of Limoges porcelain articles
Poterie et tuilerie d'Amance Pottery, tilery and tiling
Sarl Cazaux Design and production of limited-edition enamelled terracotta ware
SAS Georges Morand Production and sale of gloves
Savonnerie Marius Fabre Manufacture of caldron soaps of Marseille
SD Reliure Bookbinding
Sellerie Cassou -
SOFACEM - La Cuisine Française -
Vitraux d'art Weinling Restoration and creation of stained-glass windows