The Pavillons de Bercy – Musée des Arts Forains, a living heritage company


The EPV Label was awarded for the second time to the PAvillons de Bercy – Musée des Arts Forains to reward a unique savoir-faire

The government-awarded Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) – Living Heritage Company – label is a distinction from the Ministry of the Economy , set up to distinguish French companies with excellent artisanal and industrial expertise. The label is granted for a five-year period and brings together exceptional French manufacturers.

The awarding proccess for the EPV label

This procedure is carried out by experts in adherence to strict legal guidelines. An independent National Committee, comprising professionals who work to promote practices that guarantee excellence within their own industry, assesses and interprets the criteria for receiving the EPV label. The file is examined by the Institut Supérieur des Métiers; government services in the region and competent consultative establishments are contacted for their opinion; an appraisal report is written; the companies are visited by professional experts; the National committee examines the file and the final decision is made by governmental ministers: the EPV selection process is a guarantee of their excellence.

The Pavillons de Bercy – Musée des Arts Forains, A living Heritage Company

Jean Paul Favand and the Pavillons de Bercy were awarded for the first time in 2009 for their rare savoir-faire. Their expertise was recognized in the field heritage collecting, documenting, assembling and conserving according to museums guidelines objets-d’art, notably amusement artefacts and antique fairground merry-go-rounds.

The work of the Musée des Arts Forains team enabled to preserve a forgotten heritage and the acknowledgement of a popular art.

The label was awarded for a second time in 2015 further to a national commission.