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.
|Mayor (2020–2026)||Georges Mothron|
|Area1||17.22 km2 (6.65 sq mi)|
|Density||6,400/km2 (17,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
Argenteuil was founded as a convent in the 7th century. 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.
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.
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.