Argenteuil

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Edouard Manet - Argenteuil, 1875
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Edouard Manet - Seine near Argenteuil, 1874

Argenteuil is a French town and commune. It is a suburb on the north-west of Paris situated on the river Seine in the dpartement of Val-d'Oise. Its population in 2000 was 95,340.

History

Argenteuil was founded as a convent in the 7th century (→ Pierre Ablard, Convent of Argenteuil). The monastery that arose from the convent was destroyed during the French Revolution.

Today, Argenteuil is known for the asparagus and grapes grown there.


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