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

13 December 2018: National Committee of Living Heritage Companies
The next National Committee of the Living Heritage Companies label will take place on Thursday 13 December 2018. The meeting will be hosted by Mr Philippe Huppé, French MP of the 5th constituency of the Hérault department, and will take place at the National Assembly. As a reminder, this committee is made up of professionals who work to promote practices which guarantee excellence in their trade. It meets seven to eight times per year to study applications for the Living Heritage Company (EPV) label.
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6 December 2018: EPV (Living Heritage Company) regional gathering in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Pascal Mailhos, Prefect of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and Rhône Prefect, invites the EPV-designated companies of his region, as well as local partners, to an EPV regional gathering in Lyon. This event, which will take place on Thursday 6 December at the regional prefecture, is organised in partnership with Direccte, the CRMA, the CRCI and CCI Lyon Métropole. To mark the occasion, Alexis Govciyan, Director of the ISM, will provide an overview of EPVs in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The Chairwoman of the ISM, Anne de Blignières-Légeraud, will also present her work on "the transmission of savoir-faire: an issue of training and learning".
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
A. Fontès et Fils Cured meats
Alain Cartier Tapestry and restoration of ancient seats
Alain-Edouard Bidal Stonecutting
Alina Production .
Alran Leather- tawing
Arba Lapidaire Stone maker
Atelier Flory Brisset Hand embroidery
Atelier Philippe Martial Manufacture of cardboard (packaging)
Ateliers Duplan Manufacture of cardboard (packaging)
Au Liegeur - Ets J. Pontneau Denis .
Auberlet et Laurent Plasterwork, staff and stucco, gypsery
Barthe Manufacture of terracotta tiles
Beyrand Screen printer
Biscuiterie de Montbozon Manufacture of biscuits
Bronze d'art Serralheiro Foundry
Bugis Knitting
Cas-Bernard Jewellery
Champagne Gosset Champagne wine production
Chantier naval Bernadou Manufacture and restoration of boats
Charabot Manufacture of raw materials for perfumery, cosmetics and the food sector
Chisteras Gonzalez Onena -
Collections Charles Paget Manufacture of seats
Coutellerie Au Sabot Cutlery
Didier Glais Roofing, roof timbers, timber frames
Douval - Vega Passion Restoration of old vehicles
Dutel Weaving of silks
EG Ebenisterie Générale Cabinetwork and layout
Ets Denis et Fils Weaving of silks
Ets Marcel Dumas et Compagnie Tanning - Parchment works
Europasweet -
Fantex Industrie weaving braiding narrow fabric knitting
Farol Cutlery-maker
Ferronnerie de l'Abbaye Ornamental iron- and metalwork
Ferry Capitain Foundry
Fonderie d'art Macheret Artistic casting
Forge & Design Wrought metalwork
Gainerie 91 Manufacture of leather boxes and display cases for watchmaking and jewellery
Ganterie-maroquinerie de Saint-Junien Leather gloves
Garnier Facteur d'orgues France Organs manufacture
Holding Textile Hermès Weaving and edition of silks
Hubert Brayé Organs manufacture
Laguiole Synergie Cutlery-maker
Les Etains de Lyon Manufacture of pewter counters
Luc Vaganay Restoration of old furniture
Manufacture de Parapluies de Cherbourg Umbrella making
Maq 2 Design and production of three-dimensional scale models and scenic design
Nice Festivités Manufacture of carnival floats
Nogent *** Cutlery-maker
Nor Line Leather-goods, travel articles, leather-cased articles
Orest Group Jewellery
Paraboot Manufacture of shoes
Plastimer Manufacture and restoration of boats
Scierie Forest Sawmill
Sièges Bastiat -
Société Nouvelle Mégisserie Colombier Manufacture of lambskins, sheepskins and kid-leathers
Tonnellerie Doreau -
UGEPA Manufacture of wallpapers