Argenteuil Latitude and Longitude:

48°56′52″N 2°14′56″E / 48.94778°N 2.24889°E / 48.94778; 2.24889
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The Basilica of Argenteuil [fr]
Coat of arms of Argenteuil
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Argenteuil
Argenteuil is located in France
Argenteuil is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°56′52″N 2°14′56″E / 48.94778°N 2.24889°E / 48.94778; 2.24889
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Argenteuil
Canton Argenteuil-1
Intercommunality Métropole du Grand Paris
EPT Boucle Nord Seine
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Georges Mothron [1]
17.22 km2 (6.65 sq mi)
 (2021) [2]
 • Density6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 ( CET)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC+02:00 ( CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
95018 /95100
Elevation21–167 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.

Argenteuil (French: [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 part of the Métropole du Grand Paris.

Argenteuil is the fourth most populous commune in the suburbs of Paris (after Boulogne-Billancourt, Saint-Denis, and Montreuil) 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.

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


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 Gaulish language suffix -ialo [3] 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 later destroyed during the French Revolution.

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


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

Since redeveloped by STIF and SNCF, Argenteuil has been equipped with the 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* : [4]

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 centre: 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: [5]

Paris 13 University serves as the area university. [10]

The Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental de Musique, Danse et Théâtre is located in Argenteuil. [11] André Bon is one of its former students.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1793 5,356—    
1800 4,609−2.12%
1806 4,249−1.35%
1821 4,423+0.27%
1831 4,542+0.27%
1836 4,536−0.03%
1841 4,377−0.71%
1846 4,586+0.94%
1851 4,767+0.78%
1856 5,857+4.20%
1861 7,269+4.41%
1866 8,176+2.38%
1872 8,389+0.43%
1876 8,990+1.74%
1881 11,849+5.68%
1886 12,809+1.57%
1891 13,339+0.81%
1896 15,116+2.53%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1901 17,375+2.82%
1906 19,829+2.68%
1911 24,282+4.14%
1921 32,173+2.85%
1926 44,538+6.72%
1931 70,657+9.67%
1936 59,314−3.44%
1946 53,543−1.02%
1954 63,316+2.12%
1962 82,321+3.34%
1968 90,480+1.59%
1975 102,530+1.80%
1982 95,347−1.03%
1990 93,096−0.30%
1999 93,961+0.10%
2007 102,572+1.10%
2012 104,962+0.46%
2017 110,210+0.98%
Source: EHESS [12] and INSEE (1968–2017) [13]


Place of birth of residents of Argenteuil in 1999
Born in metropolitan France Born outside metropolitan France
77.5% 22.5%
Born in
overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15 immigrants2 Non-EU-15 immigrants
2.1% 2.1% 4.3% 14.0%
1 This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), as well as to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. A foreign country is understood as a country not part of France in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.

2 An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. An immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Twin towns – sister cities

Argenteuil is twinned with: [14]

Notable people

Famous paintings of Argenteuil

In his 1872 painting, Springtime, Monet was interested in studying how unblended dabs of color could suggest the effect of brilliant sunlight filtered through leaves [16] The Walters Art Museum.
  • 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.


See also


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires"., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Archived from the original on 28 June 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021" (in French). The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ Lambert, Pierre-Yves (2008). "Patrick Sims-Williams. «Welsh Iâl, Gaulish Names in Ial- and -ialo-, and the God Ialonus», Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 49, Summer 2005, 57-72". Études Celtiques. 36 (1): 259–261. Archived from the original on 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  4. ^ "Acheter l'appartement Argenteuil - La Ville" (in French). Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  5. ^ " établissements scolaires Archived 1 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine." Argenteuil. Retrieved on 6 September 2016. "Plus de 12 000 élèves prennent le chemin de l'école tous les matins."
  6. ^ " Les maternelles Archived 14 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine." Argenteuil. Retrieved on 6 September 2016.
  7. ^ " Liste des écoles élémentaires d'Argenteuil Archived 15 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine." Argenteuil. Retrieved on 6 September 2016.
  8. ^ " Les collèges Archived 24 January 2017(Date mismatch) at the Wayback Machine." Argenteuil. Retrieved on 6 September 2016.
  9. ^ Home Archived 15 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Argenteuil. Retrieved on 6 September 2016.
  10. ^ " Université Paris 13 Archived 15 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine." Argenteuil. Retrieved on 6 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Argenteuil Conservatory". Archived from the original on 18 November 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2009.
  12. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Argenteuil, EHESS (in French).
  13. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968 Archived 2022-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, INSEE
  14. ^ "Jumelages". (in French). Argenteuil. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Laurina Fazer". EN.PSG.FR. 13 October 2003. Archived from the original on 30 June 2023. Retrieved 30 June 2023.
  16. ^ "Springtime". The Walters Art Museum. Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-09-20.

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