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Amboise Castle, which was the scene of much schemings and political assasinations by Catherine de Medici (of the same Medici's of Renaissance fame), and mother of Queen Margot - whom I knew from the movie 'Queen Margot'. The importance of the Loire Valley in French royalty gradually declined after Margot's marriage to the Henri of Navarre.