Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant 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.


The DGE/Business France export partnership for EPVs has been renewed
The export agreement to promote Living Heritage Companies (EPV) signed between the French General Directorate for Enterprise (DGE) and Business France, the French agency that promotes companies’ international development, has been renewed. Highlights on the programme for EPVs in 2017 include product presentations in Singapore and Jeddah, the arrival of foreign influencers to trade fairs (Révélations and the International Cultural Heritage Trade Fair), along with export training.
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The Living Heritage Companies at the Grand Palais for the Révélations trade fair
From 3 to 8 May 2017, the Révélations trade fair, the biennale for artistic craftsmanship and design, opens its doors at the Grand Palais for its third year. Many of the Living Heritage Companies, an indispensable address book for lovers of exceptional know-how, will be attending this event dedicated to contemporary design.
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
ALM Deco -Lacquer art, on furniture and woodwork
Armagnac Castarède Armagnac
Artesina - Pietro Seminelli Textile design, textile pleating – upholstery, decoration, tapestries – pleating for interior design purposes – design of objects, materials and surface treatments by pleading, folding and moulding
Atelier Marcu Preservation and restoration of furniture
Atelier Roca Protyping of seats and restoration of ancient furniture
Ateliers Reignoux Créations -
Céramiques du Beaujolais Manufacture of terracotta tiles
Chapeaux de France Manufacture of hats in wool felt
Chaumet International SA Jewellery
Chocolaterie Dardenne Chocolate maker, sweet maker
Empreinte Artistic enamelling
FCC Dreux Automobile upholstery
Filature de Rougnat -
Fonderie Vexlard Bronze foundry
France Métal Structures -
Gauthier et Cie -
GVMT Créations Makers of hornware
Jacques Stéphane Thatched roofing
L'Art Nouveau Sarl Creation of contemporary furniture, interior layout, restoration of furniture
L'Atelier des Carmes Upholstery
La Maille au Personnel Knitting
La Reliure du Limousin Bookbinding, creation and restoration
Lapparra orfèvre argentier Gold and silversmith
Lehodey Vani-Bois Basketwork objects and furniture
Les Verreries de Bréhat Decorative hardware and light fittings
Lesage Paris Artistic embroidery
Lutherie Sébastien Tourny Lutemaking
Maison Chevalier Cleaning and restoration of carpets, tapestries and ancient and contemporary fabrics
Malvaux Industries -
Marbrerie Anastay Marblework and stone carving
Metafer - CFeR -
Michèle Baschet Manufacture of fine clothing
Rocamat Pierre naturelle Sandstone and stone cutting
Société des Ets Craman Lagarde Artistic joinery
Therias et l'Econome Cutlery