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

Do not miss Paris Design Week and the EPV itinerary!
This year once again, from 5 to 14 September 2019, Paris will move to the beat of creativity for the 9th edition of Paris Design Week. Over ten days, the general public and French and foreign professionals are invited to discover the finest design companies in Paris. There are some fifteen companies with excellence in expertise that hold the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (“living heritage”) label to be discovered along this visitor itinerary. This event is held in conjunction with the Maison&Objet exhibition, where several EPV companies will also be featuring.
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Discover A World Of Excellence, two Chinese documentaries on the EPV label
Two episodes of the Chinese programme "A World of Excellence" produced by Hantang Culture and focussing on the EPV label, were broadcast in June 2019 on 46 TV channels in China and on seven Chinese airlines. The Chinese film crew came to film the EPV companies Velours de Lyon, Dutel, Prelle, Au ver à soie, Tassinari & Chatel, Passementerie Verrier, as well as Romain Alès, President of EPV labeling commission and Alexis Govciyan, director of the Institut Supérieur des Métiers, in order to highlight this state label dedicated to French excellence.
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
Adobati Fondeur Artistic casting
Alain Vagh Céramique Terracotta and enamelled lava tiles
Alban Muller International Development/production of active ingredients and cosmetics, as well as plant extracts for health and well-being
Andouilles Rivalan Quidu -
Atelier Laurence D Upholstery
Au parapluie des Pyrénées Umbrella making
Azaïs-Polito -
Bonnefoy Créations Manufacture of scarves, shawls, ponchos, bonnets and gloves
Boucanage Atelier Service -
Bouin-Gardon Gold-leaf work
CBR Levage Manufacture of straps and slings
Creanog Embossed printing and hot marking
Crepin Petit Manufacture of buttons for the fashion industry
Erel Chaussures de France -
Ets E. Pecou Manufacture of sugar-coated almonds, chocolates and silvered beads
FG Manufacture Jewellery
Franck Tressens - EPHTEE Manufacture of bespoke luxury trunks
Fremaux Delorme S.A. Weaving of household linen
Ganterie Lesdiguières-Barnier Leather gloves
Jacquenet Malin Wood turning
L'Heure du Lys Artistic clock making
Laguiole Arbalète Genes David Cutlery-maker
Les ateliers d'art de la Rmn-Grand Palais -
Les Carrelages de St Samson La Poterie Terracotta tiles
Maison Duler -
Maison Richart Chocolate maker, sweet maker
Marca Manufacture of reeds for wind instruments
Mauviel 1830 Copperware, embossing, tinplating, hammering
Mehari Club Cassis (MCC) -
Metzger Maître Bottier Cordonnier Manufacture of made-to-measure shoes
Moulins de Versailles Feed meal manufacture
MR Cartonnage Numérique Manufacture of luxury cartons – mock-ups and batch production
Pillivuyt Production and trade in porcelain tableware and cookware
Septi Manufacture of implements
Société des Ets F. Pfirter Manufacture of polish for leather and sale of shoe accessories
Sud France Gold-leaf work
Tannerie Remy Carriat -