Environs where Claude Monet painted: Argenteuil Railway Station. 1872. A modern day raise platform replaces the old sprawling station of yesteryear as painted by the artist...See image: monet_argenteuil_france041..Sites of Claude Monet's paintings in Argenteuil. The famous impressionist painter who lived in this town on the outskirts of Paris, during the 1870's. His home faces the railway station, and is a ten minute walk from the Seine river, and the town centre. He painted many of his most memorable pictures nearby his house, on the riverbanks, of the railway station, bridges around the town and Argenteuil basin.