The Pont d'Argenteuil over the River Seine
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Coordinates: 48°57′00″N 2°15′00″E / 48.9500°N 2.2500°ECoordinates: 48°57′00″N 2°15′00″E / 48.9500°N 2.2500°E|
|Intercommunality||EPT Boucle Nord de Seine|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Georges Mothron (UMP)|
|Area1||17.22 km2 (6.65 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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]) 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 -ialo meaning "clearing, glade" or "place of".
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
- 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" "Snow at Argenteuil"
- By other painters
Claude Monet - The Seine at Argenteuil, 1874
Édouard Manet — Argenteuil, 1875
Édouard Manet — The Seine near Argenteuil, 1874
- "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." Argenteuil. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- "Argenteuil Conservatory". Retrieved 2009-08-28.
- "Springtime". The Walters Art Museum.
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