In Paris Pinkas met Adrienne Denoncin from Ludes near Reims and in 1857 married her. They made their home at Vaux-de-Cernay (near Rambouillet south-west of Paris) in house that was a part of an ancient abbey built in 1128 and to a large extent destroyed at the beginning of the French Revolution. The abbey with the ruins of the monastery was a favourite with painters from the whole region. Later it was bought and restored by baron Rothschild. The marriage with Adrienne was happy - in France the couple had two children and then in 1869 they moved to Bohemia. Adrienne died in 1882 during a summer holiday at a cottage in Budy near the river Sázava.