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.


Visit the exhibition of the 25 EPVs in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur this summer
From 1 July to 31 August 2017, La Confiserie du Roy René and its calisson museum will house a selection of products from the region's 25 companies classed as Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company). Coordinated by DIRECCTE Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, this exhibition aims to showcase the expertise of these exceptional companies, which include "santons" or nativity figurines, pottery, spirits, soaps, olive oil, furniture, agribusiness products – just some of the examples that attest to the excellence of the region's crafts.
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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 May 2017 on 47 TV channels in China and on seven Chinese airlines. The Chinese film crew came to film the EPV companies Parfums Caron, Pianos Balleron, Le Meurice, Maison Fey, Verrerie de Soisy, Richard Orfèvre, Baguès and Linge au Cœur, as well as 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
Ascenseurs Drieux Combaluzier -Manufacture of elevators, car elevators, load elevators etc.
ATAD - Ateliers Philippe Coudray Tapestry for seats, curtains, hangings
Atelier de la Boiserie Artistic joinery and carpentry
Atelier de restauration Meyer Gold-leaf work , restoration of pictures
Ateliers Bernard Pictet Architectural and decorative glasswork.
Bondil à Moustiers Manufacture of Moustiers earthenware
Bruno Delgrange Production of custom-made luxury saddles and accessories
Champagne Louis Roederer Champagne wine production
Chantier naval Jezequel Manufacture of pleasure boats
Confiserie du Roy René Manufacture of calissons and nougat
Confiserie Lilamand -Manufacture of candied fruit and chocolate
Cruard Charpente et Construction bois -
Declercq passementiers Fabric trimming
ENO Design and manufacture of planchas and gas cooking appliances for boats
Entreprise Heriau Roofing structures
Ets Cambour Jewellery
Ets Pierre Laval Manufacture of seats, sofas and armchairs
Filt -
Fischer Peinture Décor Painting of buildings
Fonderie Michel Audiard Micro-artistic casting
Fontes de Paris Manufacture of light fittings
Goossens Paris Fashion jewels
Guigou Knitting
Heliodore SAS Manufacture of fashion accessories, jewellery
Hermès Sellier Travel articles, leather-goods
Jeanvoine SAS Enamelled jewels
l'Ame du Papier Papers restoration and preservation
L'Atelier de Reliure Eurl Bookbinding, creation and restoration
L'horloger de la Croix Rousse Restoration of clocks and antique clocks
La Dame d'Atours Costumier
La Sellerie Percheronne Restoration of old cars, saddle-ware, harnesses, small leather goods
Le Muselet Valentin Manufacture of cages for Champagne and sparkling wines
Lejay Lagoute
Les Chaumiers du Mezenc Thatched roofing
Maison et ateliers Porthault Creation and confection of household linen
Maison Fey Leather-sheathing for furnishing
Moulinage Vernède -
Pharmacie Père Blaize Herbalist
Sfate et Combier Weaving of silks
Société nouvelle des Ets Thiers-Issard Cutlery
Straure Manufacture of seats and furniture
Tolix Steel Design SAS Manufacturer of metal furniture
Vert Tige -
Vilac SAS Manufacture of wooden toys
Zilli Manufacture of fur and leather clothing