Certified "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant"
(Living Heritage Company, or EPV)


After a careful certification procedure (applications are examined by the Institut Supérieur des Mértiers, opinions are sought from the regional government authorities and relevant commercial organisations, an instruction report is drawn up, company visits are made by experts in the trade...), the boatyard CHANTIER DES ILEAUX has been awarded the


« Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant » label
("Living Heritage Company")

The label, awarded for 5 years by the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry, distinguishes French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial skills. Companies labeled "Living Heritage Companies" are characterized by:

  • An economic heritage, consisting in particular of rare, renowned or ancestral skills
  • The mastery of traditional or technically advanced techniques
  • The restriction to a particular geographical area

The Ministry wanted to make this label a "reference and a guarantee of quality for you, consumers, customers and specifiers who want the intervention of a professional recognized for its respect of the profession and its ability to except. 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".




The sign of tailor-made


These 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 found elsewhere.

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.


Excerpt from the website www.patrimoine-vivant.com