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Louis XIV (1638 - 1715)

Louis XIV

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Louis XIV (1638 - 1715)
Louis XIV was the 3rd Bourbon King of France.
He was the grandson of Henri IV the 1st Bourgbon King of France
and the great-great-grandson of Margueritte de Navarre
His childhood spend at the Hotel de Villeroy
is at the origin of the many fairytales around Cremerie de Paris.

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The aura of Louis XIV is still there ...
The VB building still exists ....
371 years after Louis XVI first came to the house.

Cremerie de Paris - historic courtyardDavid Aaron Benali, young Louis XIVDavid Aaron Benali
In the above picture you see our house form 9 rue des Dechargeurs.

In between different Pop Up Stores Cremerie de Paris becomes a little Museum.
Our collection permanente shows the history of our house
which includes the most beautiful Pop Up Store Expos that take place in Paris.
2018 Above snapshot was taken october 15.
David Aaron Benali editing videos of the Under Armour Pop Up.

2018 september Expo for Under Armour
organised by Fanny Michel and Alex Delatour from Savly.
You can see all our videos on
For those that are not familiar with Paris, 75001 is the zip code of the city center.

Memo von Sachsen GessapheLouis XIV childroyal staircase
2018 The following day, october 16 we had the honor of an unusual, royal visit.
Memo von Sachsen Gessaphe travelling to Paris every year for Fiac, an art event.
He helps Museums and Collectors to build up their collections.
Unbeleivable, but Memo's
great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather (11 generations earlier)
is part of the history of Cremerie de Paris.

1646 ....372 years ago
Philippe d'Orléans
was climbing the railings of the above staircase
with young François de Villeroy, Catherine de Villeroy
and his older brother King Louis XIV.
The Bourbon children have spend parts of their childhood in our house.

A little bit of history
Family links between different generations
of Cremerie de Paris Visitors

Memo von Sachsen Gesaphe
going from one generation to another
from Marguerite de Navarre
her great-great-grandsons Louis XIV and Philippe d'Orleans
to our recent Royal Visitor Memo von Sachsen Gessaphe

Marguerite de Navarre
Marguerite de Navarre (1492 - 1549)
Princess of France, sister of King Queen of Navarre, writer
married to Henry II of Navarre (1503 - 1555)
went to Cremerie de Paris for litterary meetings

Cremerie de Paris, place Marguerite de NavarreCremerie de Paris, place Marguerite de Navarre
1985 Marguerites name was given
to the place Marguerite de Navarre
connection rue des Halles, rue de la Ferronnerie
and rue St Honoré .
2017 mai 5 opened one of the world's largest subway exit
right in front of our different Cremeries de Paris.
(see video for Cremerie N°1)

Ben SolmsDavid Aaron Benali, Nathalia Brodskaya
Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
under construction 2012 - 2018

pictures from 2016 show the editor of this article
presenting the future staircase
and David Aaron Benali standing in front
of the future exit with Nathalia Brodskaya,
historian from the Hermitage Museum

Not everybody knows that Margarite de Navarre
has already been to her square .. over 500 years earlier.
At the times it was the jonction of
rue St Honore and rue de la Ferronnerie.
Rue des Halles, (imagined 1860 by Empress Eugénie)
did not yet exist.
Marguerite liked to meet Nicolas II de Villeroy
(grandfather of Nicolas IV de Villeroy)

And not everybody knows many of the Bourbons
have been / are in connection with the Cremeries.

next generation
Jehanne Albret
Jeanne d'Albret / Jehanne III (1528 - 1572)
married to Antoine de Bourbon, King of Navarre.

The painting is in the Gallery des portraits
du Chateau de Beauregard.

next generation
Henry IV
Henry IV (1553 - 1610)
first Bourbon King of France
married to Marie de Medici (1575 - 1642)

had a pied-a-terre at the Cremerie de Paris
employed Nicolas IV de Villeroy
as minister and advisor
Died on rue de la Ferronnerie.

next generation
Louis XIII
Louis XIII (1601 - 1643)
second Bourbon King of France
married to Anne of Autriche (1601 - 1666)

Gaston of Orléans (1608 - 1660)
called Grand Monsieur
brother of Louis XIII
uncle of Louis XIV and Philippe

next generation
Louis XIV child
- Louis XIV / Sun King (1638 - 1715)
third Bourbon King of France
oldest child of Louis XIII
played at the Cremerie de Paris as a child
Nicolas V de Villeroy owner of the Cremerie (VB mansion) was his tutor

lived at the Chateau de Versailles
married to Maria Theresia of Spain (1638-1683)
married to Francois d'Aubiné / Madame de Maintenon (1635 - 1719)

Philippe d'Orleans child
- Philippe I of Orleans / Monsieur (1640 - 1701)
duke of Orléans
second child of Louis XIII
only brother of Louis XIV
played at the Cremerie de Paris as a child

lived at the Chateau de St Cloud
married to Henrietta of England
married to Elisabeth Charlotte of Bavaria (la Palatine)

next generation
Louis XV as a child
Philippe II of Orléans (1674 - 1723)
Regent of France from 1715-1723
during the minority of his great-nephew
Louix XV
nephew of Louis XIV
ancestor of Memo von Sachsen

next generation
Louis d Orléans
Louis (1703 - 1752)
Duke of Orléans
married to Johanna of Baden-Baden (1704–1726)

next generation
Louis Philippe I of Orleans II
Louis Philippe I (1725 - 1785)
Duke of Orléans

married to Louise Henriette de Bourbon

next generation
Louis Philippe of Orleans II
Louis Philippe II (1747 - 1793)
did not like Marie Antoinette married to his cousin Louis XVI
during French Revolution
adhered to the principles of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
was also killed in the French Revolution

married to Louise Marie de Bourbon

next generation

Liuis Philippe King of the French
Louis Philippe (1773 - 1850)
King of the French from 1830 - 1848
transformed the chateau de Versailles into a Museum
redesigned place de la Concorde setting the 3000 year old Luxor Obelisk in the center
created a liberal constitutional monarchy know as Monarchie de Juillet

married to Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily

1848 replaced by Napoléon III,
first President, then Emperor of France.
nephew of Napoléon Bonaparte
His wife Empress Eugenie played an important
role in the history of Cremerie de Paris.

next generation
Clementine of Orleans
Clementine of Orleans (1817-1907)
married August of Saxe Coburg and Gotha

Clementine overlooks place de la Concorde
next to the Tuileries Garden in Paris.
She is the model for the city of Lille,
one of 8 French city statues of the famous square.

Clementine of OrleansClementine of Orleans
Place de la Concorde is 2 km walking distance
from the Cremeries de Paris,
so many times we have been driving by the statue
without realising that both Clementine's
ancesters and descendents
were connected to our history.

Does anybody know if Clementine
has been to the Cremeries herself ?

next generation

Clothilde of Saxe Coburg and Gotha (1846 - 1927)
married Joseph Karl of Austria

next generation

Margarethe of Austria (1870 - 1955)
married Albert I von Thurn & Taxis (1870 - 1952)
(nephew of Sissi of Austria)
knew the Cremerie in relation it's Postal history
They had 6 sons and one exceptionally beautiful daughter.

Pearl Tiara of Empress Eugenie
for their wedding Albert bought the famous Tiara, crown jewel of France
The perl tiara was ordered by Napoléon III for his wedding with Eugenie de Montijo
The 212 pearls and 1998 diamonds come from old old jewels of the Bourbons.
The tiara can be seen in multiple historic paintings
including those of Franz Xavier Winterhalter.

Next to the crown of the Queen of England
or the tiara of the Tsarina
it is today the World's most valuable jewel.

The tiara is based at the Louvre, appartements Napoléon
800 m walking distance from Cremerie de Paris
Sometimes the tiara travels for expos.

next generation
Elisabeth Helene von Thurn und Taxis
Elisabeth Helene von Thurn und Taxis (1903 - 1976)
married Margrave Friedrich Christian von Meissen (1893 - 1968)
(son of the last King of Saxony, Frederick Augustus III)
They had 6 children.

next generation
The editor of this article had the priviledge
to be a friend of the youngest
daughter who studied medecin in Vienna
with his mother Milicent.

Mathilde von Sachsen Coburg
- Mathilde von Sachsen Coburg (1936 - 2018)
5th and youngest child of Elisabeth Helene Thurn und Taxis
doctor for children in Innsbruck
friend of Cremerie de Paris
was watching every Cremerie Pop Up Store from Austria

Mathilde had one only child
Johannes Albert (1969-1987)
who played with the editor of this article when they were small.
Johannes Albert died in an accident at age 17.

- Maria Emmanuel von Sachsen (1926 - 2012)
oldest child, very original

Maria Anna von Sachsen Gesapphe
- Maria Anna von Sachsen (1929 - 2012)
3rd child
married Roberto of Gessaphe
3 children including Memo

- cousin Johannes von Thurn & Taxis (1926 - 1990)

next generation

Friedrich Wilhelm von Sachsen Gesappe
Memo von Sachsen Gessaphe
interior architect, art collector and consultant
nephew of Mathilde, son of Anna von Sachsen
great-great-... grandson of Philippe d'Orleans

Memo met Cremerie de Paris through his aunt Mathilde
and helps us to understand more about our history.

Memo's older brother Alexander
is the head of the former ruling House of Wettin,
which governed Saxony from 1089 to 1918.
Saxony (Sachsen) is one of the 16 States (Bundeslaender) of Germany

more on the Royal family of Sachsen

Memo von Sachsen Gessaphe
Next time Memo will be in Paris
we will try to make a video
explaining more about the links of the Bourbons
with the history of Cremerie de Paris.

Interesting Genealogy Video

When you are in Paris take the subway to Chatelet Les Halles
exit N°1 Marguerite de Navarre (Louis XIV's great-great-grand-mother)
walk 80 m to Cremerie de Paris N°1
and have a view trough the window on 9 rue des Déchargeurs.
You are right in the heart of the history of France.

Meeting Place of the World's most famous Brands
2011 Cremerie de Paris has become a Expo location.
Today the magic of Louis XIV attracts some of the World's most famous brands
to organise Pop Up Stores.
One Pop Up Expo is more beautiful than the other.
Young Louis XIV that was very artistic would have loved to watch
all the
Pop Ups getting designed, constructed and operating.
Sometimes famous actors participate in the events.

Fascinated by beautiful woman Louis XIV would have been thrilled
to see glamorous Myriam Maxo, Ramona Pasca or Marina Murashkina-Damée
occasionally appear at the Cremerie for fashion events.
Poor Maria Theresia would have had even more competition !!

While writing this article the next major Pop Up is already on it's way ...
2018 nov 24 Cremerie de Paris will become the home of Santa Claus.
Very artisitc ladies are currently reinventing the Cremeries as his house.
The brand organising the event is just another increadible company.
But for the moment everything is still a secret and we cannot give more details ...

Can you imagine how much young Louis XIV, his little brother Philippe and the Villeroy children
would have loved to be there watch all this happen ...

Weight Watchers Pop Up StorePokemon Center ParisSiemens Connected Gallery
Pop Up Stores organised by Weight Watchers, Pokemon and Siemens.
For the full list go to our homepage

Little Louis XIV would definately have loved
the Amazon Pop Up store also desigend for children.

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