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Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant – Living Heritage Companies (EPV) – The signature of excellence

The EPV label was established in 2006. It is the mark of recognition of the State that distinguishes French companies with excellent craft and industrial know-how.

It is awarded by the French Republic after a rigorous investigation and an independent audit, and renewed every 5 years, following the examination of a new application.

From the precision of a stonecutter to lace-making, from glassmaking to casting, from robotics to gastronomy, from weaving to wood, we could not be more different, and yet we embody unique skills that we have always passed on to future generations. We are at the forefront of innovation and live by our passions.

The alliance between legacy and the future is at the heart of the EPV label.

The label supports and accompanies those who seek to go further, and push the boundaries of the known craft and industrial worlds.

Throughout our region, passionate men and women prove their excellence, relentlessly inventing and improving. They inspire and influence the world around them. They are a reflection of their personality, creativity and know-how.

We are at once the legacy, the present and the future of France’s manufacturing heritage.

We are EPV (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant – Living Heritage Companies). Are you a private individual looking for high quality services or a professional looking for the best materials for your products? Are you attached to know-how and “Made in France” quality, sensitive to the wealth of the French manufacturing heritage?

The “Living Heritage Companies” label is a reference and a guarantee of quality for you, consumers, clients and prescribers, who wish to work with a professional who is recognized for his respect for the skills and his/her ability to be exceptional. In Hauts-de-France, you will find close to 80 companies boasting the EPV label.

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of EPVs have been owned by the same family since their establishment.


people are employed by EPVs in Hauts-de-France.

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of EPVs have international sales.



Our 12-member board ensures the proper management, compliance with the rules and development of our association.