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Country  France
Region  Ile-de-France

Area  104,962
Mayor  Georges Mothron (UMP)
Argenteuil in the past, History of Argenteuil

Map of Argenteuil

Argenteuil ([aʁʒɑ̃tœj]) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 12.3 km (7.6 mi) from the center of Paris. Argenteuil is a sub-prefecture of the Val-d'Oise department, the seat of the arrondissement of Argenteuil.



Argenteuil is the second most populous commune in the suburbs of Paris (after Boulogne-Billancourt) and the most populous one in the Val-d'Oise department, although it is not its prefecture, which is shared between the communes of Cergy and Pontoise.

Argenteul share borders with communes in 3 departements others than Val d'Oise : the Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine and Seine-Saint-Denis departements.

Journee portes ouvertes au garac argenteuil

Argenteuil le chantier de la place jean eurieult


The name Argenteuil is recorded for the first time in a royal charter of 697 as Argentoialum, from a Latin/Gaulish root argento meaning "silver", "silvery", "shiny", perhaps in reference to the gleaming surface of the river Seine, on the banks of which Argenteuil is located, and from a Celtic suffix -ialo meaning "clearing, glade" or "place of".


Argenteuil was founded as a convent in the 7th century (see Pierre Abélard and the Convent of Argenteuil). The monastery that arose from the convent was destroyed during the French Revolution.

A rural escape for Parisians, it is now a suburb of Paris. Painters made Argenteuil famous, including Claude Monet, Jean-Étienne Delacroix, Auguste Renoir, Gustave Caillebotte, Alfred Sisley and Georges Braque.


  • Fabien Ateba, basketball player
  • Franck Beria, footballer
  • Georges Braque, 3 May 1882, Co-founder of cubism and sculptor
  • Ingrid Chauvin, (b. 3 October 1971), French actress
  • Chevalier d'Argenteuil, (fl. in Newfoundland, Canada 1709-13), French soldier; he captured Fort William at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1709
  • Sidney Duteil television host
  • Ibrahim Gary, karateka
  • Alexandre Ndoye, basketball player
  • Transport

    Argenteuil is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line: Argenteuil and Val d'Argenteuil.


    As of 2016 the commune's schools have over 12,000 students. The commune has:

  • 30 public preschools (maternelles) and one private elementary school with a preschool
  • 26 public and 2 private elementary schools
  • 11 junior high schools (collèges) - 10 public and 1 private
  • 6 senior high schools/sixth-form colleges:
  • Lycée Georges Braque
  • Lycée Cognacq-Jay
  • Lycée Julie-Victoire Daubié
  • Lycée Jean Jaurès
  • Lycée Fernand et Nadia Léger
  • Ecole nationale des professions de l'automobile (private)
  • Paris 13 University serves as the area university.

    The Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental de Musique, Danse et Théâtre is located in Argenteuil. André Bon is one of its former students.

    Famous paintings of Argenteuil

  • By Claude Monet:
  • Autumn at Argenteuil, Regatta at Argenteuil, Red Boats, Argenteuil, The Bridge at Argenteuil, The Port at Argenteuil, The Seine at Argenteuil, View of Argenteuil-Snow, and Snow at Argenteuil.

  • By other painters:
  • Argenteuil and Seine near Argenteuil by Édouard Manet, Regatta at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and The Bridge in Argenteuil by Gustave Caillebotte.

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    Argenteuil Wikipedia

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