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Marguerite de Navarre (1492 - 1549)

Marguerite de Navarre (1492 - 1549)
Marguerite of Angulème
Princesse de France
Queen of Navarre
Grandmother of the Bourbon Kings

Marguerite de Navarre was the grandmother of Henri IV,
first Bourbon King of France de Villeroy (1553 - 1617)
Henri IV de Villeroy was the grandfather of Louis XIV.

She was the ancestress of the Bourbon Kings of France
and had many Links with Cremerie de Paris.

Queen of Navarre
Marguerite was first married to the Duke Charles IV of Alencon who died in 1525.
1526 Margaret of Angulème married
in a second marriage Henry II of Navarre.
and became Queen Marguerite de Navarre

Renaissance Writer

The hi class French historian
Frank Ferrand talking
about Marguerite de Navarre
(unfortunately only in French) ...

Marguerite de Navarre
Grandmother of the Bourbon Kings of France
& Cremerie de Paris

Marguerite had a litterature salon called "New Parnassus"
This connected her with the Villeroy family, advisors of the Kings of France
and brought her to the Hotel de Villeroy / Cremerie de Paris
for intelectual meetings.

She was the grandmother of King Henri IV,
the first Bourbon King of France.

"B" for "Bourbon"
in a unique Two Letter domain name

The letter "B" of our website
stands for the Bourbons
while "V" means Villeroy,
Marguerites friends and first owners of Cremerie de Paris.

There are only 676 Two letter .coms,
the world's shortest and most glamourous internet adresses. is one of them.

Building the Metro exit "Marguerite de Navarre"

Marguerite de Navarre becomes the name of a square
1985 april 2 the city of Paris renamed a newly constructed square "place Marguerite de Navarre"

Building the Metro exit "Marguerite de Navarre"
2012 - 2018

Ben SolmsDavid Aaron Benali, Nathalia Brodskaya
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.

construction subway exit Marguerite de Navarre
The construction took quite a long time,
6 years, to complete.

Marguerite de Navarre
entrance gate to the center of Paris

metro exit Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre is the easiest acces to the center of Paris
with direct RER connections from both airports
Roissy CDG (always take the direct RER B trains they are faster) and Orly
Metros from all trainstations.
M1 and M14 all fully automized.

After leaving the subway
follow the signs sortie 1, Marguerite de Navarre.

After taking the futuristic escalators
check out the Pop Up Stores at Cremerie de Paris,
a Meeting Place for the World's most famous Brands.
Many iconic events have taken place at the Cremeries de Paris
like two Pokemon Pop Ups, many fashion events and the launch of numerous Video Games.

150 m down the road you have Samaritaine
Europe's ultimate Department store owned by LVMH
with Boutiques from Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton

metro exit Marguerite de Navarre
500 m down the road you have the World's largest Museum the Louvre,
home of the Mona Lisa
and the Centre Pompidou

Videos around place Marguerite de Navarre

2012 Video showing place Marguerite de Navarre
before the start of the subway exit construction
during the iconic Nike Barbershop Pop Up Store
organised by Antoine Leca from the
agency Auditoire.

2016 Video showing the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit from above
during it's contruction and a Final Fantasy Pop Up Store
organised by Francois Linh Hoang from the agency Brainwash

2018 Video showing the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
during an Amazon Pop Up Store
organised by Julie Joie and Julie Richard from Moon Event

2019 Video showing the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit from above
during a Game of Thrones Pop Up Store by Warner Bros (
also organised by Francois Linh Hoang from Brainwash

2019 Video showing the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit from above
during a Hello Body Pop Up Store
organised by Chris Schoernig from the agency Ad House

Marguerite de Navarre's Issue / Genealogy
16 generations
connecting you with centuries of history

A little bit of history
Marguerite de Navarre's family
and Cremerie de Paris
throughout time ...

Cremerie de Paris has the chance
to have one of Marguerite great-great ... grandchildren
among her friends
Memo von Sachsen explained us the family genealogy

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

Not everybody knows that Margurite 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.

2nd 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.

3rd 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.

4th 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

5th 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)

6th 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

7th generation
Louis d Orléans
Louis (1703 - 1752)
Duke of Orléans
married to Johanna of Baden-Baden (1704–1726)

8th generation
Louis Philippe I of Orleans II
Louis Philippe I (1725 - 1785)
Duke of Orléans

married to Louise Henriette de Bourbon

9th 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

10th 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.

They had 7 children:
Ferdinand Philippe Orléans (1810 -1842)
great grandfather of Henri Count of Paris (1908 - 1999)

Louise, Queen of the Belgians (1812 - 1850)
Marie Württemberg (1813 - 1839)
Louis, Duke of Nemours (1814 - 1896)

Clementine Sachsen-Coburg Gotha (1817 - 1907)
see following family tree

Francois, Prince de Joinville (1818 - 1900)
Charles d'Orléans, Duke of Penthieve (1820 - 1828)
Henri, Duke of Aumale (1822 - 1897)
Antoine, Duke of Montpensier (1824 - 1890)

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 construction of the
Halles Centrales foodmarlet
and the history of Cremerie de Paris.

11th 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 ?

12th generation

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

They had 7 children, among them:

"Margarethe" of Austria / Thurn und Taxis
who might have been named after "Marguerite" de Navarre

13th generation

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

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.

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

See also the Telecom history of the family
in direct relation with Phone Book of the World
edited from rue des Halles / place Marguerite de Navarre

14th 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.

15th 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

Princess Soraya, Johannes Thurn und TaxisPrincess Soraya, Johannes Thurn und Taxis
- Johannes von Thurn & Taxis (1926 - 1990)
nephew (son of Elisabeth Helene's brother Karl August)
in the right picture with Soraya Esfandiary, former Queen of Iran
in the left picture with Aimée de Heeren,
secret service agent during WW2
and the editor of the website (still a little younger).

Pearl Tiara of Empress Eugenie
Thurn und Taxis was the owner of the French Crown Jewel.

16th generation

Memo von Sachsen Gesaphe
Memo von Sachsen Gessaphe
interior architect, art collector and consultant
nephew of Mathilde von Sachsen, son of Anna von Sachsen
great-great-... grandson of Philippe d'Orleans
great-great ... nephew of Louis XIV
in the royal staircase where his ancesters used to hang out
when they were children

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