Pop Up Store Videos at the Cremerie de Paris, former Royal Residence, Cremeries from the Les Halles foodmarket and historic Telecom Hotspot
Metal Gear Solid by Konami
VB.com goes back to 1370, times of the
Villeroys & the Bourbons
A Pop Up Store& Telecom history rooting in
the Kingdom of France
Sometimes one event just results in another, specialy when you are located on a "Hotspot" ...
Back in 1370 the Villeroys were merchands at the famous Les Halles food market.
They build a house which later grew into the Hotel de Villeroy / Cremerie de Paris N°1 / N°5
and they invested their money into the education of their children
Little by little the Villeroy children became Secretaries of State, ministers to the Kings
making their house un "haut lieu du Royaume".
The Bourbons were the Kings of France. 1594, Henry IV, 1st Bourbon got a permanent guest room with his close advisor Nicolas IV de Villeroy,
1646, the house became the second residence for a young boy living at the Palais Royal.
Louis XIV, 3rd Bourbon
spend parts of his childhood at our house owned by his tutor Nicolas V de Villeroy. Later the Villeroys followed Louis XIV to St Germain en Laye preparing the construction of Versailles.
1671, the mansion turned into a Telecom Hotspot where the Pajot & Rouillé and the Thurn & Taxis avant garde postal companies exchanged mail. 1738, Louis XIV sufferend from yealousy and withdraw the post license. but somehow the spirit of Telecom remained in the old stones of the Villeroy & Bourbon mansion .... With the 1789 French Revolution traces of the Pajot & Rouillé family disapeared, but the magic of the building remained with the Thurn & Taxis who continued to operate their postal empire from Francfort until 1867.
1854, the mansion's long long history fascinated Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoléon III
and creative mind behind the renovation of the Les Halles foodmarket. Impressed by Queen Victoria's Crystal Palace she asked Victor Baltard to design the Pavillons Baltard all in glass and steel. The beautiful Rue des Halles was her personal project. Eugenie was considered to be the most glamorous person of her times.
1870 After an agression from Prussia, end of the Second Empire, Napoléon III and Eugénie had to leave France.
exiled in London and lonely she became friends of a little who had lost her mother,
, granddaughter of Queen Victoria. The little girl loved to listen to fairy tales from Paris
and adopted Eugénies
fascination for the Cremeries.
To remain their personal secret Alix invented a code for the stories: "VB" like "Villeroy and Bourbon".
1894 Alix moved to Saint Petersburg and became Russi's last Tsarina and wife of Nicolas II.
She continued to repeat her childhood fairytales about the Cremeries
to her own children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei Romanov.
From time to time the group of children included her husbands young cousin Dmitri Romanov
and the children around her brother from Hessen, among them Friederike and Carl Solms.
Anastasia Romanov and Friederike Solms recoded "VB" as "Very Beautiful" just like Paris, this magic city they dreamed of discovering.
1918, the five Romanov children were killed, there crime was to be glamorous so that they migh one day become a competition to the Lenin regime in place ... but the children's secret "VB" stories survived ...
1920, two years later, Dmitri escaped to Paris, found the Cremeries and showed them to Coco Chanel.
They fell in Love and invented N°5.
Half a century later , in the 1970s, Friederike and Carl
repeated the magic Romanov Cremerie stories to the "new children" around.
Friederike had little money and made her living as a honey beekeeper, her brother Carl was excessively shy. Their life was in retrat but for children they were captivating.
1980 Dorothea Razumovsky, their direct niece showed the Cremeries to one of the children, now a teenager.
The legends were so fascinating, again 6 years later, 1986 , they
resulted in the relaunch of the Cremeries as you can see them today.
Everything started by a bit by coincidence in a cafe of Les Halles where Johannes Thurn & Taxis
met one of the children, now a young student.
He knew the old VB mansion from his grandfather Albert stories. Albert's grandfather Maximilian Karl was operating the avant garde Postal company Thurn & Taxis, later the German PTT.
He remebered the times his great garndfather Anselm Franz went to the building with his mail coaches.
Thurn & Taxis loved young people and pushed the student the buy the small Cremerie N°2
to reopen it , not as a milk, but a téléphone store.
Well when you are only 20 and you open a Boutique in Paris a lot new adventures are waiting for you ...
Thanks to the phones it was possible to buy the original postal Hotspot, Cremerie N°1
which became the first Internet Cafe in France. Visitors were only Americans
as in France nobody knew about the web. Many pioneers came by, most of them we never realised who they were or who they were going to become. Some were already a little older,
one was on the Moon. Under their influence was invented the Phone Book of the World).
Also it was possible to connect Anastasia's imaginary "VB" with something impossible to get today ... the matching Two Letter domain name VB.com,
just like General Electric was able to connected with GE.com, British Telecom with BT.com or Facebook with FB.com.
There are over 300 million internet domains today but only 696 are Two Letter .coms and even less can instantly read on a keyboard.
All this would not have been possible if back in 1938 Coco Chanel had not transmitted
her Romanov fascination for the Cremeries to Aimée de Heeren, a Brazilian secret service agent
who in 1986, 1993 and again in 1999 gave a little help to start the entire Cremerie project.
Aimée shared Chanel's fascination for the Cremeries, but she also had a sens for Telecom
given to her when she was very young by a amazing old man who loved young people,
Alexander Graham Bell
The Villeroys, the Bourbons, Eugénie, Anastasia, Chanel and Aimée de Heeren were
the epitome of glamour and style,
this might be the reason why - today - so many creative people from the most spectacular brands
come to our Cremeries de Paris to design Very Beautiful Pop Up Stores.
We have the chance to run into the most amazing people,
one designed the Twingo, two invented Adopt Un Mec, one invented the Microsoft Xbox, one invented Pokemon Go,
several might become future Coco Chanels,
some shoot fascinating Videos and TV Commercials
some are still very young and extremely talented,
one was on the first flight to the moon
One of last centuries most discussed mysteries was the possible survival of Anastasia.
Well if ever she did you would run into her at our Cremeries all the time,
not only because she is directly related, but mainly because she would love
the open minded mentality of Paris Les Halles, where everybody is mixed together.
With VB.com every new Pop Up becomes part of a century old history.
Notre Phone Book of the World aide un peu à les faire rayonner à travers le monde ...
On 75001.fr you have a list of the most beautiful Videos ....
1370 - 1671
hotspot in the
Kingdom of France
Louis XIV, 3rd Bourbon King of France
Hotel de Villeroy was part of his childhood
created the Chateau de Versailles
Pajot & Rouillé Thurn & Taxis
1671 -1738 La Poste, Royal French Postal Service developped by the Pajot & Rouille family.
1987-2002 Sony Phone center
1993 - 2006 first Internet Cafe in Paris since 2000 Phone Book of the World and Whitepages in many countries
1671 The Villeroys sold the house
to Louis Rouillé et Leon Pajot,
entrepreneurs that created "La Poste"
Anselm Franz von Thurn & Taxis (1681-1739)
operated a his Postal organisation
from Brussels and Francfort.
The Pajot & Rouille family is so succesfull with their Postal Business they become one of the wealthiest people in France.
Jealous, Cradlinal Fleury, minister of finance of King Louis XV withdraws the postal licence
With the French Revolution
many documents to the Hotel de Villeroy
King Louis XVI, Queen Marie Antoinette
and most of the Villeroys are killed
3 Cremeries from the Halles Centrales, food market
Victor Baltard (1805-1874), Napoleon III (1808-1873), Georges Haussmann (1809 -1891), Queen Victoria (1819 -1901), Empress Eugenie (1826-1920), Gustave Eiffel (1832 -1923)
have the project to build a new rue des Halles
connecting the new Pavillons Baltard
Queen Victoria and Empress Eugenie 1860
Victoria has a strong influence on Eugenie
and the construction of les Halles Centrales
Empress Eugenie petite
and grande Cremerie de Paris
during the times
of the Halles Centrales foodmarket
1870 at the corner of the Hotel de Villeroy
and the newly created Rue des Halles
sets up a Millk Store ... Cremerie de Paris
Modern Art comes to Paris
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Anna Boch (1848-1936), Eugene Boch (1855-1941), Henri de Tououse Lautrec (1864-1901)
There are a multitude of historic links with Cremerie de Paris
there are a multitude of historic links
between van Gogh and Cremerie de Paris.
In the painting Eugène Boch
Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Thomas Edison (1847 -1931), Aimée de Heeren (1903-2006)
There are a multitude of istoric links with Cremerie de Paris
Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone
loved Paris, the Eiffel Tower
and the unique flair of Les Halles.
He enjoyed the company of young people.
Thomas Edison invented electric light,
he was fasinated by Marie Curie, Aimée de Heeren and the Eiffel Tower.
has always been an unconventional place where people from different backgrounds get together ...
Romanovs, Coco Chanel, Aimee de Heeren
The Romanovs know Cremerie de Paris since 1717 when Tsar Peter the Great (1672-1725), visited Louis Leon Pajot (1678-1754), owner of the Hotel de Villeroy and Telecom Pioneer.
Paris and the magic of the old Cremerie de Paris Mansion made a lasting impact on the Romanovs
Maria Fedorovna was constantly in touch
with Paris where she had her clothes made.
She transmited her love for the city
to her grandchildren and their friends.
Rue des Halles was always been a place
joyfully mixing all kinds of people.
Picture 1970s the times Nicolas II was born.
Metro exists did not yet exist.
- Coco Chanel (1883-1971) -, Maria Pavlovna Romanov (1890-1958), Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov (1891-1941)
Alexandra Fedorovna in 1907
wife of Nicolas II, last Tsar of Russia,
born Princess Alice Hessen and by Rhine
great great aunt of Cremerie de Paris.
never had the chance to come to Cremerie de Parie which was part of the fairy tails
told by his mother.
Philipp Hermann Solms (1895-1918), Maria Nikolaïevna Romanov (1899-1918), Anastasia Romanov (1901-1918), Hermann Otto Solms (1902-1940), Carl Solms (1903-2003), - Aimée de Heeren (1903-2006) -, Alexei Romanov (1904-1918), Friederike Marie Solms (1905-1995), Georg Donatus Hessen (1906 - 1937), Ludwig Hessen (1908 - 1968)
The Romanov, Solms and Hessen childen
loved to be together,
grand father, great aunts & great uncles
of Cremerie de Paris.
The Romanov's fascination for Paris goes back to 1717 when Tsar Peter came to visit.
In this Cartoon Maria Fedorovna with her grandaughter Anastasia.
Cremerie de Paris was part of the legends
the Romanov children
were told about.
Anastasia became a legend herself.
Aanastasia loved her young uncle Dmitri Romanov. Dmitri later escaped to Paris
where he showed Cremerie de Paris to Chanel
and helped to create the iconic perfume N°5
The Romanov children dreamed of visiting, Cremerie de Paris was know to them through their grandmother's fairy tale stories.
1917 Russian Revolution
1918 Nicolas II, Alexandra Fedorovna and the Romanov children are killed. Dmitri Romanov and his sister Maria survive and come to Paris.
1919 Dmitri and Maria Pavlovna Romanov have no more money, they meet Coco Chanel and start to work in fashion.
He shows Cremerie de Paris to Chanel. Until the end of Gabrielle's life the Royal staircase becomes Chanel's "secret night walk destination".
1920 Dmitri Romanov helps Chanel to create the iconic Perfume N°5
He connects her with Ernest Beaux, ormer perfumer to his family.
The Cremerie de Paris staircase
has seen all the Bourbon Kings of France.
It fascinated the Romanov children and Chanel
She fascinates Gabrielle Chanel.
Aimee also meets Dimitri Romanov and his friend Felix Yusupov.
1938 Chanel takes Aimée de Heeren to Cremerie de Paris.
1960-1970 at night Chanel and Aimee de Heeren walk though central Paris - their favorite route is place Vendome to Cremerie de Paris.
there are a multitude of historic links
between Chanel and Cremerie de Paris
1993 Aimée and Sony phone revenues help to buy an abandonded milk store, the former "Cremerie de Paris"
1986-2006 Aimée continues her "Paris night walks" with the editor of VB.com - her stories create a fascinating link with history.
Spirit of Telecom returns to Cremerie de Paris
Thurn & Taxis, Aimee de Heeren, Akio Morita, Buzz Aldrin
Johannes Thurn & Taxis (ex Post) and Aimée de Heeren become friends with a young student, later editor of VB.com - photo Xmas 1986
1987 Ben Solms, later editor of VB.com opens an avant garde Sony phone store bringing Cremerie de Paris back into Telecom.
Phone Book of the World, VB.com
and today's Cremerie started
as a repair center for Sony phones
at petite Cremerie de Paris
1990, a Sony Data Discman poster
already announces the soon to come
arrival of the internet,
facade of Cremerie de Paris N°3.
1993 one of the World's earliest Cybercafes
was born inside a Sony Technology Boutique
occupying the grande Cremerie de Paris
Astronauts Neil Amstrong, Buzz Aldrin
and Mike Collins flying to the Moon.
36 years later - Apollo 11 Astronaute
Buzz Aldrin and the editor of VB.com
walking around Versailles
background Aimée de Heere, photo 2005.
With the influence of the Cybercafe
visitors Cremerie de Paris got hold of
spectecular domain names ...
first registration of VB.com goes back to 1991
2004 Aimée de Heeren already a 100.
She had met every major actor of the 20th
century and shared Alexander Graham Bell's
joy to be friends with young people
for Very Beautiful
Pop Up Store Hotspot
magic places, attract magic people...
alphabetical brand list above
Julie Furiie, champion League of Legendes with Fabrice Massin from Acer (ex Sony) at the Acer Pop Up Store Nov 2014 inside Cremerie de Paris
is searching for a
there is a good chance,
Cremerie de Paris
Pop Up Stores ...
day & night,
our Cremerie's Phone Book
is visited by people
from over 100
Brand Culture by VB.com
ultra short .coms
Two Letter Companies
first Internet Domains
Very Beautiful Brands
indicated the distance
the town hall
to Cremerie de Paris
former home of La Poste, once Royal French Postal Service
former home Electrica for Sony, avant garde Phone & Technology Center
former home of Cybercafe de Paris, iconic Internet Cafe at the dawn of Internet
home of the Phone Book of the World
home of the unique Two Letter Domain VB.com