Metro Access Cremerie de Paris / Samaritaine by VB.com

Metro
Chatelet les Halles
Sortie 1
Marguerite de Navarre
for Cremerie de Paris / Samaritaine / Louvre / Centre Pompidou


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David Aaron Benali, young Louis XIV

When arriving at Europe's largest Metro station
Chatelet-lesHalles.com
just follow the signs "Sortie 1 Marguerite de Navarre"





view on several Cremerie de Paris
- RER A St Germain en Laye to Disneyland
- RER B Airport Roissy CDG (30 min - always take a direct train) via Orly (30 min) and Gare du Nord (4 min) to Saint Remy
- RER D Creil to Melun

- Metro 1 automatic Defense to Vincennes via Champs Elysees (15 min)
- Metro 4 soon automatic Clignacourt to Montrouge - via Gare de l'Est (15 min) Gare Montparnasse (19 min)
- Metro 7 Courneuve to Ivry
- Metro 11 Châtelet to Lilas
- Metro 14 automatic - Olympiades to Saint Ouen via Gare de Lyon (8 min) Gare Saint Lazare (9 min).

view on several Cremerie de Paris

The subway exit Chatalet les Halles / sortie 1 faces the Cremeries de Paris,
N°1, N°2, N°6 , N°9 Pop Up Stores and N°3, N°4, N°7, N°8 Pop Up Cafes
It is only 200 m from the Samaritaine

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on the way to Samaritaine
rest a moment in front of Cremerie de Paris N°1 and have a view into our magic courtyard
seven centuries of history are right there:

it's where the Villeroys, State advisers lived
it's where Marguerite de Navarre and all the Bourbons, Kings of France came to visit,

it's where Louis XIV spend parts of his childhood,
it's where a lost David by Micheangelo was located,
it's where Louis Leon Pajot organised the Royal French Postal services,
it's where Marie Antoinette came for cocktail parties
it's where Vincent van Gogh had a friend to help him sell the Red Vineyard

it's where all the Romanov children wanted to come
it's where Coco Chanel and Dmitri Romanov invented N°5
it's where Aimee de Heeren and Patrick J Kennedy Jr fell in Love
it's where Lady Diana came to discover the latest Sony products

it's where we opened the first internet cafe in Paris running into many US Tech Pioneers
it's where the Pokemon had their first store in Europe
it's where Amazon, Microsoft, Nike and the most famous brands have their Pop Ups

it's the home of VB.com,
since 1370




To help Cremerie de Paris become a
"Meeting Place for the World's most famous Brands"
a spectacular Metro Exit, Marguerite de Navarre
was constructed just in between the Cremeries



project future subway exit Marguerite de Navarre
The initial Project by Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti

project Marguerite de Navarre
Initial project with a glass cupola which did not go through security controls

Nike Barber Shop
2012 june 05 Nike, first brand to set up a Pop Up Store at Cremerie de Paris N°1
An iconic Barbershop imagined by Antoine Leca attracts other world famous brands.

TV Commercial Any d'Avray
2013 April Shooting of the Any d'Avray TV commercial with Marguerite de Navarre under construction

Marguerite de Navarre
2013 June 14 Start of the Marguerite de Navarre construction

Casio Pop UP Store
2013 July 10 Casio Pop Up Store during the start of construction of the Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre
2013 Oct 01 Start of the Marguerite de Navarre construction

Omo Pop UP Store
2013 Oct 23 Omo Pop Up Store during the start of construction of the Marguerite de Navarre

Pokemon Center Paris organised by Thierry Bisseliches and Junichi Masuda
2014 June 29 Pokemon Center Paris during the construction
organised by Thierry Bisseliches and Junichi Masuda

Vicomtesse de Perthuis
2014 Oct 24 Vicomtesse de Perthuis visiting the site

Acer Pop Up Store
2014 Nov 18 Acer Pop Up Store

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
2015 Feb 12 CGT union on strike


2015 Feb 26 Renault Pop Up Store for Twingo 3 imagined by Charlos Ghosn

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
2015 Feb 27 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
2015 March 12 Dismanteling the previous Novotel parking

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
2015 March 15 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
2015 July 30 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
2015 Aug 20 Leveling of the roadway going into the car park tunnel

Final Fantasy Pop Up Store
2015 Aug 26 Opening of the Konami Pop Up Store to Launch of Metal Gear V
organised by Francois Linh Hoang and Julien Bouaziz
Removal of the Construction Crane

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
2015 Oct 15 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
2015 Nov 16 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre
2016 Feb ... finally walking for the first time over the new monumental staircase
still under construction

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 April 07 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
Opening of Cremerie de Paris N°7, N°8 (Brasserie Maison Rouge)


2016 April 16 Opening of the Canope du Forum des Halles, time lapse video by Frank Badaire

Final Fantasy Pop Up Store
2016 Mai 27 Only for two days Starbucks Pop Up Café at Cremerie N°1
Presentation to the world press of Starbucks Chilled Classics.

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 June 02 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
Opening of Cremerie de Paris N°6

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 June 15 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 June 29 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 July 28 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 Sep 23 Valerie Geburting in charge of the construction

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 Feb 23 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 Oct 04 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit -construction
2016 Oct 6 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

David Aaron Benali and Nathalia Brodskaja
2016 Oct 09 David Aaron Benali showing the site to Nathalia Brodskaja (Hermitage Museum)


2016
Nov 23 - Dec 1
Chocobo Photo shooting during Launch of Final Fantasy XV at Cremerie N°6, N°7 & N°8
Event organised by by Francois Linh Hoang and Julien Bouaziz

Microsoft XBox cocktail
2016
Dec 13
Microsoft XBox Cocktail in the middle of the constructions
picture with Gilles Prat at Cremerie N°7 & N°8 (Maison Rouge)

Fred Mehdi
2017 Jan 15 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
Ben Solms and Frederic Mehdi (ex Sony) walking over the staircase at night

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 Feb 11 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 March 09 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 March 14 11am Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 March 14 - 4pm Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 March 17 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 March 29 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 April 06 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 April 11 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 April 13 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 April 19 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit


Opening of Exit Marguerite de Navarre
Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 Mai 5 5am - as if Coco Chanel had chosen the moment
Opening of the Soirtue Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 July 11 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2017 July 15 Building the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit

Weight Watchers Pop Up Store
2017 Sep 11-30 Weight Watchers Pop Up Café at Cremerie N°1 and N°6
Pavement of rue des Halles continues to be placed


2017 Oct 13- 15 Siemens Pop Up Store Connected Gallery
the first day the emprise de travaux is removed
Video of the Opening Night still shows the barriers

Fingabol Pop Up Store
2017 Dec Fingabol Pop Up Store
Place Marguerite de Navarre almost finished

Shadow Pop Up Store
2018 Jan Shadow Pop Up Store Opening night
Pop Up organised by Clara Danos

Specialized Bikes
2018 Feb Presentation of Specialzed Bikes de Navarre subway exit

Marguerite de Navarre subway exit
Construction of the Marguerite de Navarre subway exit with Ben Soms from Cremerie de Paris


Reshaping Rue des Halles
facing the subway exit


Sodexo Pop Up Restaurant
2018 April - Opening of the Pop Up Restaurant Signature by Sodexo
Rue des Halles under complete renovation


Marguerite de Navarre subway exit - construction
2018 July 12 Rue des Halles is getting a new road surface


Nike Barber Shop
2018 Nov 22 - 3 pm Thank to Myriam Moll removal of the last remaining road works
just in time ... 3 h before the grand Opening of the Amazon Pop Up Store

Amazon Christmas Pop Up Store
2018 Nov 22 - 7 pm Grand Opening night for the Amazon Pop Up Store
@ Cremerie de Paris N°1, N°2, N°3, N°6, N°7
organised by Julie Joie and Marie Hélène Galet
with help of Stephane Coffi.


2019 Sep 5 - Launch of Video Game Gears 5 by Microsoft
Opening of new Cremerie de Paris N°9


2019 Dec 2 - Game of Thrones by Warner Bros @ Cremerie de Paris N°6

Samaritaine proparing to reopen
2020 Feb 17 - Last street works for the reopening of Samaritaine


2020 Mai estimated - Reopening of La Samaritaine

VB.com
VB.com, a unique 2 Letter Domain,
acronym for Very Beautiful
or Villeroy Bourbon
gives a global visibility to Cremerie de Paris Pop Up Stores


a little bit of history

vb mansion - historic gate

1370 The Villeroy family, merchands at the Les Halles foodmarket settle at the Hotel de Villeroy
1530s Marguerite de Navarre comes to visit for litterature Meetings
1594 Sep 30 Nicolas IV de Villeroy becomes a minister for Henri IV, 1st Bourbon King of France
1646 grandson Nicolas V de Villeroy becomes the teacher of Louis XIV, 3rd Bourbon King of France


young Eugenie de Montijo
1853 A 27 years old fashionista interfers with the renovation project.
Eugenie de Montijo wants to make Les Halles become the World's most beautiful food market.

vb mansion - historic gate
1854 - 1870 Renovation of the old les Halles foodmarket by Victor Baltard under the direction of Empress Eugenie
1869 Opening of Samaritaine and several Cremeries along rue des Halles
1870 Empress Eugenie has to leave France, she transmits her Love for the Cremeries to children,
one of them is the mother of Anastasia Romanov and a great great aunt of Ben Solms, Cremerie de Paris of today.


1910s The Romanov children and their cousins love the fairytales about Cremerie de Paris and young Louis XIV.
All the children want to come to Paris to see the Cremeries and the beautiful food market.
1918 Most Romanov children are killed, but the legends about Cremerie de Paris survive with three of them,
Dmitri Romanov, Carl and Friederike Solms.

Coco Chanel, Dmitri Romanov
1921 Dmitri Romanov escapes from Russia and shows Cremerie de Paris to Coco Chanel.
Chanel falls in Love with both Romanov and Cremerie de Paris.
What remains from their story is N°5 and a little jewel saved from Russia.

1938 Coco Chanel shows Cremerie de Paris to Aimee de Heeren, Brazilian secret service agent.
1939 Aimee de Heeren shows Cremerie de Paris to Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.
1960s When Coco Chanel cannot sleep she returns, sometimes in the company of Aimee de Heeren.


End of a Story
1969 Mars 2 The Halles Centrales foodmarket leaves for Rungis.
1970 Dec 21 Coco Chanel leaves a little jewel to Aimée de Heeren while returning to the Cremerie staircase.
1971 Jan 10 Coco Chanel dies at the Ritz.
1971 Aug Demolishion of the beautiful Pavillons Baltard.
1971 - 1998 One by one the Cremeries close.
1979 Sep 4 Opening of the first Forum Les Halles.

Return of a Story

Ben Solms young
1970 Carl Solms tells young Ben Solms the legends of Cremerie de Paris.
1985 Jacques Chirac names a square in honor of Marguerite de Navarre.

Electrica for Sony
1986 Aimee de Heeren runs into a young student, he also knows the Russian fairytale stories about Cremerie de Paris.
1987 Reopening of Cremerie de Paris N°2 as a small Sony Phone Boutique.
1993 Reopening of Cremerie de Paris N°1 thanks to the Sony phones and the little jewel left by Coco Chanel.

1995 Cremerie de Paris N°1 becomes the first Internet Cafe in Paris.
meeting with fascinating American Internet Pioneers results in the 2 Letter Domain VB.com
and the invention of the Phone Book of the World.com
2000
Princess Soraya of Iran and the same Aimee de Heeren come for Internet Lessons.
2005
Feb 15 and June 15 Closing of the Cybercafe, Closing of Samaritaine


interview in French by Emanuel Duprat (Adraqh)
with help of Nicolas Martin-Lalande

Return of a Story
2011 Cremerie de Paris N°1 converts into a Pop Up Store Location
2012 May Reopening of Cremerie de Paris N°2
2013 May Reopening of Cremerie de Paris N°3 (Gladines)
2016 April Reopening of Cremerie de Paris N°6, N°7, N°8
2017 May 5 5am Opening of Marguerite de Navarre as if Coco Chanel had choosen the date
2019 April Reopening of Cremerie de Paris N°9

Samaritaine
2020 September Reopening of Samaritaine

2020 September Reopening of Bourse de Commerce