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Azay-le-Rideau (äzāˈ–lə–rēdōˈ) [key], village (1993 est. pop. 3,116), Indre-et-Loire dept., N central France, in Touraine. It is the center of a wine-producing area and has a canning industry. Its famous Renaissance château (1518–29), set in a beautiful park on the Indre River, now houses a museum of Renaissance furniture and art.

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