|— Subprefecture and commune —|
|Pont d'Argenteuil over the River Seine|
|Intercommunality||Métropole du Grand Paris
EPT Boucle Nord Seine
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Georges Mothron|
|Area1||17.22 km2 (6.65 sq mi)|
|Population (Jan. 2018)2||entry at Wikidata|
|INSEE/Postal code||95018 / 95100|
|Elevation||21–167 m (69–548 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
Argenteuil (French pronunciation: [aʁʒɑ̃tœj]; Argenteuil (help·info)) 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.
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 -ialoTemplate:Which lang 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.
- Heloise d'Argenteuil
- Claude Monet
- Kévin Mayer, athlete (decathlete)
- Fabien Ateba, basketball player
- Franck Beria, footballer
- Georges Braque, (1882-1963), sculptor and co-founder of cubism
- Ingrid Chauvin, (b. 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
- Charles Longuet, journalist and socialist activist and his wife Jenny, daughter of Karl Marx
- Alexandre Ndoye, basketball player
- Cécile Pelous, philanthropist and designer
Argenteuil is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line: Argenteuil and Val d'Argenteuil.
The French transport system is straightforward to navigate, so Argenteuil is also an ideal city where there is an extensive public transport system with stations in Argenteuil and Val d'Argenteuil, where the train stops at Transilien Paris. Saint-Lazare (line J).
Since redeveloped by STIF and SNCF, Argenteuil has been equipped with a new Paris-Saint-Lazare-Ermont-Eaubonne line. The new line was launched in 2006, adding the Paris-Saint Lazare / Cormeilles-en-Parisis - Pontoise / Mantes-la-Jolie service to Paris for about ten minutes.
By Bus* :
361 Gare d'Argenteuil à Gare de Pierrefitte - Stains RER;
140 Gare d'Argenteuil - Asnières-Gennevilliers - Gabriel Péri;
164 Argenteuil - Claude Monet College - Porte de Champerret;
By train* :
Gare d'Argenteuil (SNCF-J): Paris Saint-Lazare in 15 minutes and Colombes in 4 minutes
Gare Saint-Gratien (T-8): Porte Maillot in 22 minutes
Épinay Orgemont (T-8): Gare Saint-Denis in 20 minutes
Travel by car:
City Center: 10 minutes;
Paris Saint-Lazare: 25 minutes
La Défense: 20 minutes;
Colombes: 10 minutes;
la Plaine-Saint-Denis: 18 minutes;
Porte de Clichy: 15 minutes;
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.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
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, Bords de la Seine a Argenteuil, and Snow at Argenteuil. And ’’Train in 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.
- ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in fr). 2 December 2020. https://www.data.gouv.fr/fr/datasets/r/2876a346-d50c-4911-934e-19ee07b0e503.
- ^ "Acheter l'appartement Argenteuil - La Ville" (in fr). http://www.villa-saint-ferdinand-argenteuil.fr/acheter-appartement-argenteuil.
- ^ "établissements scolaires." Argenteuil. Retrieved on September 6, 2016. "Plus de 12 000 élèves prennent le chemin de l’école tous les matins."
- ^ "Les maternelles." Argenteuil. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- ^ "Liste des écoles élémentaires d'Argenteuil." Argenteuil. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- ^ "Les collèges." Argenteuil. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- ^ Home. Argenteuil. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- ^ "Université Paris 13 Script error: No such module "webarchive".." Argenteuil. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- ^ "Argenteuil Conservatory". http://www.argenteuil.fr/article.php3?id_article=65.
- ^ Template:Cassini-Ehess
- ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
- ^ "Springtime". The Walters Art Museum. http://art.thewalters.org/detail/10078.
- Official website (in French)
- Official facebook (in French)
- Association of Mayors of the Val d’Oise (in French)
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