|The Cremerie de Paris has a long history .... the Nicolas V de Villeroy years
before ... Louis XIV interested in Art (4/7)
Château de Saint Germain en Laye
1661 Louis XIV moves his court to Saint Germain en Laye
They live in the old Château de Saint Germain en Laye.
1669 to 1673 André Lenotre rearranges the garden and adds
a magic 2,4 km long terrace with a sceenic view over the Seine valley and from the distance Paris.
The kids from the "Cremerie de Paris/Hotel de Villeroy court yard" stay together ....
- Louis XIV (the oldest of the children, born in 1638)
portrait made in 1661 by Charles Le Brun
- François de Villeroy (the youngest of the children born in 1644)
- Catherine (de Neufville) de Villeroy (born in 1639 - sister of François and daughter of the educator Nicolas V)
In the meantime she got married to Louis de Lorraine, count d'Armagnac.
And the little group is joint by a very turbulent Princess ...
Charlotte Catherine de Gramont, Princesse de Monaco (1639 - 1678).
The Princess, wife of the Prince of Monaco and first Lady of the Principality
had the "excellent idea" to become the mistress of the "father / educator" of the children
Nicolas V de Villeroy.
Not sure that Catherine de Villeroy was enchanted
to see her father go out with a young girl of the same age as his daughter.
But anyways the two Ladies look a bit like sisters and they were both painted by Charles Beaubrun.
The editor of this website found the portrtait by coincidence
studying the history of the Hotel de Paris.
And then the Princesse has the excellent idea to leave Nicolas V de Villeroy
to become the mistress of the one that had benefited from his education
not Francois de Villeroy
even more chic ... Louis XIV
... while her husband,
Prince Louis I de Monaco was a little desperate.
Her great beauty attracted many admirers.
And the Royal court called her « le Torrent ».
In 1668 she getts banned from the cour for creating too much confusion
with her multiple love affairs.
To better situate the Princess in history
she was the great, great ... great grandmother of someone you might know
Prince Rainier III de Monaco,
the husband of the beautiful Grace Kelly,
father of Princesses Caroline, Prince Albert and princess Stephanie de Monaco.
Maybe his granddaughter Charlotte Cashiragi inherited from her the first name Charlotte ?
Louis XIV par Wikipedia.fr
Pavillon Henri IV, naissance de Louis XIV
Le Palais Royal, enfance de Louis XIV par Monuments Nationaux.fr
Hotel de Villeroy, enfance de Louis XIV
Hotel de Villeroy Saint Germain, by Tourist Office Saint Germain en Laye
Sept Merveilles du Monde
Cremerie de Paris par VB.com
(Hôtel de Villeroy
Cremerie de Paris years)