Place:Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, France

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NameArgenteuil
Alt namesArgenteuil-sur-Seinesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 27
Argentolum ad Sequanamsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 27
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates48.95°N 2.25°E
Located inVal-d'Oise, France     (400 - )
Also located inSeine-et-Oise, Île-de-France, France    
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Argenteuil is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 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.

History

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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.

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