Paris, the capital of France, is located 8 miles (13 kilometers) southeast of Argenteuil.
Don't restrict yourself to Argenteuil; Ile-de-France has been blessed with an abundance natural and man-made attractions just waiting to be explored. CNIT Convention Center and Les Quatre Temps Shopping Center in and around Puteaux, are interesting places to visit. Puteaux, is 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Argenteuil. Another choice is to travel to Maisons-Laffitte. It's roughly 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Argenteuil and is home to the Chateau de Maison and Golf de Maisons Laffitte.
About 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the southeast of Argenteuil is Paris, a regional center where you can visit Passage Verdeau, Place Furstenberg and Marche Saint-Germain. Be sure not to head back to Argenteuil until you've investigated Paris' Pont au Double, Hotel de la Monnaie and Palais de Justice.
For a low-cost outdoors activity that the whole family will enjoy, be sure to visit the region's popular gardens and open-air markets. Head to Ile-de-France's history museums, art museums and art galleries. These are good places to explore, particularly when the weather is unpleasant.
Why not spend some time with a good local guide and book a tour? City walking tours and culinary tours are popular in this area.
As your break winds to a close, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Au revoir / À bientôt"