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.
5 - 8 November 2015: come and visit over 60 Living Heritage Companies at the Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel (International Heritage Show)
"Heritage and modernity" is the theme of the 21st edition of the International Heritage Show to be held from 5 to 8 November 2015 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. This theme is at the heart of the challenge facing the Living Heritage Companies that will be present in large numbers this year to showcase their expertise. This year, the ISM is coordinating a collective space gathering a dozen Living Heritage Companies (EPVs), and providing a tour for foreign buyers in partnership with Business France.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs roadmap for poles of excellence in tourism is now out
At the end of the Assises du Tourisme (the national public consultation for the tourist industry), Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced the establishment of five poles of excellence for tourism. These poles have been designated to help renew the French tourism offering, adapting it to the changing expectations of tourists on key themes through which France can better develop and promote its offer. Craft tourism is one of these poles and the ISM and the EPV label have been very much involved in the Steering Committee for this pole. Over thirty people, including many EPVs, were audited over several months. This has resulted in the recommendation of 19 measures for the development of craft tourism and its promotion internationally.
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Last EPV-Labelled Companies
A. et P. Gaudard Maker of oil lamps, electric lamps and pendulums for Franche-Comté clocks
Aléonard Manufacture of tiles and bricks
Âme 2 Tapissiers Tapestry for seats, curtains, hangings
Art & Ors Sarl Restoration of gilding work and colour printing on wood
Art Restoration Restoration of vehicles
Atelier A.R.C.O.A. Conservation, restoration and creation of painted and gilded décors
Atelier Rayssac Sarl Wood sculpture
Bernard Frizza Gold (or silver) working, artistic bronze-maker
Blanc Carrare Transformation and sale of marble, granite, stones and clays
Bouchons Trescases -Production and finishing of corks for the wine industry
Charpente Couverture Chardon -Carpentry, roofing, sheet metal work
Chartreuse Diffusion Manufacture of plants liquors
Chocolaterie de Puyricard Manufacture of chocolate sweets and confectionary
Couteaux Tisseyre Cutlery
Coutellerie Nontronnaise Cutlery
d'Ennery Manufacture of bed throws and quilted decorative items
Daniel Moevus Joinery and wood marquetry
Desorme-Bellanca Stone cutting and masonry
Desseilles Laces -
Erwan Boulloud Contemporary furniture design
Escaliers Somme -
Etablissement de Chant-Viron Artistic bronze-maker
Etablissements Laffargue Leather goods
Ets Janier SAS Maturing and sale of French and foreign cheeses
Euromarbles Stonecutting
Faïencerie Artisanale Roullet Renoleau Manufacture of earthenware objects
FALLONCUIR Leather goods, saddlery, upholstery
Filature Terrade Manufacture of cotton and linen threads
Fonderie de Roquevaire Foundry work
Fourrures Joannard Creation and production of designs in fur (mink)
Gauthier Fils Production of braids, cords, laces, rickrack and frogs
Isigny Sainte-Mère -
Jean-Pierre Lebureau Decorative roofer
Jean-Yves Bouillot Eurl Ironwork
Jules Tournier et Fils Wool spinning and weaving
L'Atelier de l'Objet Jewellery
La Scourtinerie Sarl Weaving of rugs, straw mats and food filters from coco fibre
Lacanche Planning, design and manufacture of firing equipment
Lallier-Moustiers - Sarl Faïencerie Trois L Manufacture of earthenware articles
Les Ateliers Asdourian et Gustave Gernez Etches, stamps, relief printing: copperplate engraving / stamping / hot stamping, embossing
Les Laviers de Bourgogne Roofing in stone slate
Les Macarons de Boulay Pastry-maker (macaroons)
Les Tailleurs d'Images -
Marbrerie d'art Caudron -
Maroquinerie Barreteau -
Meljac -
Metallerie Sarthoise -
Moissonnier Manufacture of style furniture and solid marquetry
Nouvelle compagnie des détergents et du savon de Marseille Soap factory
Oller & Compagnie Manufacture of champagne corks
Parfums Molinard Creation and manufacture of perfumes
Philippe Allemand Restauration Création Cabinetmaking
Philippe Soeuvre Ironwork, cutlery
Pierre et Habitat Stone cutting and carving
Pigment Grafiti -Creation of packaging prototypes and models
Porcelaine Pierre Arquié Manufacture of Limoges porcelain precious boxes
Richard Orfèvre -Traditional gold and silver smithery production and restoration
Rigotti Sarl Production of reeds for musical instruments
S.N. F.O.DOR Foundry work
SE René Neymann -
Sermag -
Tannerie F. Arnal Leather tanning
Terre Figuière France Anduze pottery making
Thiercelin 1809 Manufacture and sale of aromatic vegetal food products (saffron, pepper, spices, vanilla and condiments)
Tissages Denot Silk, viscose, artificial fibre embroidery
Traou Mad Manufacture of biscuits
VMC Peche Production of fishing hooks