Unique firms that know how to reconcile
tradition and innovation, know-how and creation, work and passion,
heritage and the future, the local and the international
you an individual who appreciates high-class services or a
professional looking for the best materials for your products? Are you
attached to authentic French know-how and sensitive to the richness of
France’s production heritage?
The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant
(EPV) label is a reference and a gauge of quality for you – consumers,
customers and opinion leaders seeking the services of a professional
recognised for their respect for their craft and their exceptional
A national network of companies of excellence who share the same values
Adaptability, resourcefulness, innovation, and a passion for their trades: holders of the EPV label
share the same values. Whatever their size, however well known they
are, whatever their specialities, together they are keepers of a
treasure: France’s production heritage.
Supporting French products
companies keep their production activity within France, in sectors
with high added value. Most are present in international markets and
thus export emblematic French know-how. They are representative of the
spirit and expertise of French industry, and forge France’s economic
and cultural identity.
By seeking the expertise of a labelled
company, customers and opinion leaders support the maintenance and
development of these prestigious activities in France, safeguarding
jobs, creating new ones, and keeping them local.
The sign of tailor-made
companies are capable of working on the most unusual sites, to take on
the most original orders, and to provide unique, tailor-made solutions
to cater for the most specialised of requirements and the most
demanding of customers. In all spheres, whether employing traditional
skills or cutting-edge technology, these companies share a common
talent: that of offering tailor-made solutions and products not to be
Whether they are carrying on or
reintroducing original ancestral techniques, they do not hesitate to
innovate and invent new processes and products in order to cater for
current demands and standards.
Opportunities to discover and share
of specific heritage, many EPV-labelled companies offer the public the
opportunity to discover their history, their craft and their work, by
organising workshop visits, or opening museums or exhibition spaces
devoted to their collections. On this website, in the section "A tour of
EPV companies”, you will find a description of these unique tourism
initiatives. For labelled firms, these visits are a means of sharing
their passion with the public, in the intimacy of their workshops.