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Argenteuil

(ärzhäNtö`yə), city (1990 pop. 94,162), Val-d'Oise dept., N France, on the Seine, a suburb of Paris. It has important metalworks and factories making furniture, railroad and airplane parts, and chemicals. Once famous for its asparagus and grapes, industry and suburban housing have taken over the fields. It grew around a convent founded in the 7th cent.; there Heloise was educated and, after her misfortune, became prioress (see Abelard, PeterAbelard, Peter
, Fr. Pierre Abélard , 1079–1142, French philosopher and teacher, b. Le Pallet, near Nantes. Life

Abelard went (c.1100) to Paris to study under William of Champeaux at the school of Notre Dame and soon attacked the ultrarealist
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). The convent (later a monastery) was destroyed in the French Revolution; the famous relic, the Seamless Tunic, said to have been worn by Jesus, was given by Charlemagne to the convent and is now enshrined in Saint-Denis Basilica (1866).

Argenteuil

a suburb of Paris, France, with a convent (656) that became famous when Héloïse was abbess (12th century). Pop.: 93 961 (1999)
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Fillon in Argenteuil Monday, but regretted the absence of Interior Minister
In recent years, Christie's have offered a selection of extraordinary works by Claude Monet including Le Pont du chemin de fer Ea Argenteuil which was sold at Christie's New York on 6 May 2008 for $41.
TO STORM AMERICA: The Davies collection which is going on tour from National Museum Wales, clockwise from top left, The Night Walkers by Honore Daumier, Argenteuil, Boat (Study 1874) by Edouard Manet, Midday, L'Estaque by Paul Cezanne, Pont Neuf, Snow Effect Second Series 1902 by Camille Pissarro, The Palazzo Dario (1908) by Claude Monet, The Gust of Wind by Jean Francoise Millet, The Stormby JMW Turner and La Parisienne by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Earlier this week, a Monet painting of a railway bridge over the River Seine set a new record for the artist at auction when Le Pont Du Chemin De Fer A Argenteuil fetched EUR41,481,000 (pounds 21.
The bequest to the National Gallery includes Snow Scene at Argenteuil (1875) and Water-Lilies, Setting Sun (1907) by Monet, Henri Rousseau's Portrait of Joseph Brummer (1909), After the Bath (1896) by Edgar Degas and a Gauguin.
Monet's Railway Bridge, Argenteuil, has more steam than train in the picture, as it is hidden by the bridge, but the foliage and calm river waters with sailing boat evoke a splendid mood.
The Art of Claude Monet" presents 30 different masterpieces from 12 museums and private collections from around the world, including "Poppies at Argenteuil.
But Ahmed Touabi, principal of an elementary school in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil said: "These are young people who face discrimination everywhere, for housing and work, and their malaise gets expressed in violence.
Rescue workers extinguish a blazing car in Argenteuil, west of Paris.
Among the 21 paintings to be on view are some of Monet's most recognized and beloved works, including the famous portrait of his wife Camille in the garden at the couple's home in Argenteuil, Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil (1875).
Claude Monet, Bridge at Argenteuil on a Grey Day, 1876.
Similar places, called guinguettes, spread out on the Seine between Argenteuil and Bougival at the time of the impressionists, but the Maison Fournaise is the only one lfet.