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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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Argenteuil is a commune in the Northwestern suburbs of Paris, located 12km from the capital.
Impressionists like Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Caille-botte, Edouard Manet and Alfred Sisley painted in the town of Argenteuil, which, at the end of the 19th century, was popular with boating parties from Paris and famous for its white figs and asparagus.
The Art of Claude Monet" presents 30 different masterpieces from 12 museums and private collections from around the world, including "Water Lilies," "Poppies at Argenteuil," and "Women in the Garden.
A security campaign in the Argenteuil neighborhood, nearly 15 km.
And at his trial yesterday the jury reached "deadlock" over the incident involving Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat by Monet dating from 1874 and valued at [euro]10m.
Inspired by a series of impressionistic paintings by Claude Monet, and set to several of composer Claude Debussy's solo works for piano, American Ballet Theatre Ballet Master Kirk Peterson's world premiere of Dancing with Monet--A Gathering at Argenteuil sought to capture the vibrancy and emotion of the painter's work.
They are accompanied by reproductions of artworks, including Renoir's ``Mother With Child'' and Monet's ``Camille Monet With Child in the Garden of Argenteuil.
Tucker is also a leading Impressionist scholar who has published a variety of books including: The Impressionists at Argenteuil (2000); Monet in the 20th Century (1999); Manet's "Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe" (1998); Claude Monet: Life and Art (1995); Monet in the '90s: The Series Paintings (1990); and Monet at Argenteuil (1982).
Andrew Shannon, 48, denies causing criminal damage to the famous Argenteuil Basin With A Single Sailboat piece at Dublin's National Gallery of Ireland in June last year.
Argenteuil Mosque, uttering a call to avoid labelling Frances almost six