Environs where Claude Monet painted: The Bridge at Argenteuil. 1874. Buildings have changed. Tower blocks rise above the river banks. ..See image: monet_argenteuil_france028 and 033..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.