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Amboise

(äNbwäz`), town (1991 pop. 10,972), Indre-et-Loire dept., N central France, in Touraine, on the Loire. It is a wine and wool market, and its manufactures include sporting goods, pharmaceuticals, and film and radio equipment. The town is chiefly famous, however, for its Gothic château, a royal residence from the reign of Charles VIII (who was born and died there) to that of Francis II. Leonardo da Vinci, who probably worked on it, is said to be buried in its chapel. Amboise was the scene (1560) of a Huguenot plot against the GuiseGuise
, influential ducal family of France. The First Duke of Guise

The family was founded as a cadet branch of the ruling house of Lorraine by Claude de Lorraine, 1st duc de Guise, 1496–1550, who received the French fiefs of his father, René II, duke
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 family. Other old structures in the town include St. Denis Church (12th, 15th, 16th, and 17th cent.), St. Florentine Church (15th cent.), the town hall (16th cent.; restored), and the Clos-Lucé (15th cent.), where Francis I spent part of his youth and where da Vinci died.

Amboise

a town in NW central France, on the River Loire: famous castle, a former royal residence. Pop.: 11 457 (1999)
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Contract for the supply and delivery of natural gas to satisfy the needs of groups of five rental Touraine HOUSING located in the cities of LA Riche - Amboise - Joue-les-Tours and Ballan Mire and listed in Appendix 1 of CCATP.
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1519: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist and man of science, died at the Chateau Cloux near Amboise.
1519: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist and man of science, died at Chateau Cloux near Amboise in France.
The chateau from which its name derives is just one of Francis I's many building projects to survive, albeit subject to later alteration, along with Amboise, Blois, Chambord, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the Louvre.
Designated cycle paths on country trails and side roads will lead you to highlights including the miniature castles of Amboise, the inland cliff dwellings near Montbazon, the island Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and the small children's dream of Luluparc.
The cast includes the Italian actor Alessandro Demcenko in the role of Leonardo, while American actor Peter Xifo portrays Leonardo in his final years in Amboise.
Amboise, with its own towering castle, is home to the Manoir du Clos Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci lived the final three years of his life.
Amboise, with its own towering castle, is home to the Manoir du Clos Luce, where The picturesque towns and villages of the Loire are rich in history.
On March 17, 1560, the young king and his wife were in residence at the ancient chateau of Amboise, which rises up from the Loire River.
In the night of October 17-18, 1543, anti-papal bills were posted on the streets of Paris and other cities in France, and even on the door of Francois I's royal bedchamber at his castle in Amboise.