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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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The Florentine master who personified the Italian Renaissance was the guest of France's King Francis I for the final three years of his life before his death in Amboise in 1519.
The artist's original burial place was in the chapel of Saint-Florentin at the Chateau d'Amboise in the Loire valley in France, but this was destroyed during the French Revolution.
Canadian University Dubai and Sylvain Tremblay, a Montreal/New York-based artist and former lecturer in Art History at the university, premiered a documentary titled The Master Project: Leonardo Da Vinci, which follows the life of the renowned Renaissance artist at the Chateau du Close Luce in Amboise, France on June 24.
Canadian University Dubai and Sylvain Tremblay, a Montreal/New York based artist and former lecturer in Art History at the University, will premiere a documentary titled The Master Project: Leonardo Da Vinci, which follows the life of the renowned Renaissance artist at the Chateau du Close Luce in Amboise, France on June 24, 2017.
Price Includes z Return Eurostar from London to Paris z Coach transfers throughout z Three nights' half board accommodation with wine* z Visit to Monet's Garden & Chartres z Excursion to the Loire Valley visiting Amboise
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.
Jonathan DUMONT-Laure FAGNART (dir.), Georges Ier d'Amboise 1460-1510, Une figure plurielle de la Renaissance Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes 2013, 272 pp.
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.
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.
For example, there is reference in one of Calvin's letters to an event known as the "Amboise affair." It is a letter written in 1561 to Gaspard de Coligny, the French admiral (and also a Protestant).