It was here that those close to the "Patron" assembled.
When Zénaďde Blanc/Cavaillé died in Nîmes in 1883, Vincent returned to Paris
and lived with his daughter, Berthe, and then his son-in-law, Gabriel, in
the Cavaillé-Coll mansion on the avenue de Maine. He was buried in the Montmparnasse
Cemetery in the Reinburg tomb on January 18, 1886.
One day Charles Mutin explained:" I remember Vincent Cavaillé. I owe the fact that I left the Cavaillé-Coll Company for several years and then came back as head to a wonderful conversation we had. He was a very estimable man who didn't let the grass grow under his feet.
CAVAILLE-COLL Vincent (1808-1886)
But then, while he was in the midst of restoring the St. Nazaire church organ in Béziers, Vincent lost his wife on August 11 1850. This was followed by a long, troubled period for Vincent. More often than not he left his little daughter, Berthe, with her Nadau aunts or his brother in Paris and escaped to Spain where there were still ties with his maternal grandmother, Francesca Cole's side of the family.
His family was instrumental in his remarriage, on June 10 1858, in St. Sulpice Church, to Zénaïde Blanc in front of numerous guests one of whom was Louis Reybaud. After his mother's death, Vincent Cavaillé-Coll and his wife settled in Nîmes. He became once again an independent organ builder and broke with his brother for good just when the Paris company had moved into new premises, encompassing 2,800 sq. m. on the avenue du Maine.