Sites & cities that bear the name of Argenteuil


Today in : France
First trace of activity : 656 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Argentoialum, Argentolaïum, Argentogilum, Argentolium, Argentoilus, Argentuel, Argentuel au Désert

Description : Argenteuil 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 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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