Has Vincent van Gogh
ever been at the Cremerie de Paris ??
For the Moment the editor of this website does not know.
Obviously uncle Eugene (1855- 1941) knew
that the old Villeroys lived there.
According to Therese Thomas it is possible
even most likely Eugene Boch
had showed Cremerie to firends from Paris.
Did he see
Vincent van Gogh
in Paris in the years 1888 to 1890 ?
During those years they lived
walking distance from each other in Paris Montmartre
not very far from the center of Paris
where is located the Cremerie de Paris (since 1869)
part of the Hotel de Villeroy (since 1370 / 1640)
The direct uncle of Eugene and Anna Boch
(older brother of their father Victor Boch)
Eugene von Boch
(1808 - 1898)
who was married to Octavie Villeroy
They were also the great great grandparents
of the editor of this website
who currently manages the Cremerie de Paris.
Octavie Villeroy was the granddaughter
of the ceramics entrepreneur Nicolas Villeroy
Eugen von Boch was the grandson of the
ceramics entrepreneur Pierre Joseph Boch
Nobody knows if there is any link
between Nicolas Villeroy
and the old French State adviser Nicolas de Villeroy
During the French Revolution the roots were lost.
Most probably not.
Nicolas IV de Villeroy
(secretary of state and advisor of 4 Kings of France)
and his grandson Nicolas V de Villeroy
(educator of King Louis XIV)
The Villeroys lived at the Hotel de Villeroy until 1671
When the editor of this website arrived at the mansion in 1993
he had few ideas about it's fascinating history
and all these historic links
It's only that he head heard via Coco Chanel
that Vincent van Gogh had once been there ...
Cremerie de Paris
and it's historic staircase
were a secret nightwalk destination
for Chanel and her Brazilian friend Aimée de Heeren
Both Ladies lived nearby
at the Hotel Ritz
the other at the Hotel Meurice
how did Chanel know ?
She was too young to have met van Gogh in person ...
We have to continue to research ....
Never having cared about the age
of his friends
and talking to all kinds of people
sometimes met somewhere in the street
the editor of this website had
direct access to fascinating history.
And when you start to research even more
it's amazing all what you find ....