is a French town and suburb of Paris
situated on the river Seine
in the département
. Its population in 2000 was 95,340.
Argenteuil was founded as a convent in the 7th century (→ Pierre Abelard, 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.