Argentat is situated on the Dordogne River, to the south west of Bort-les-Orgues. It is the point where the Maronne, a tributary of the Dordogne, converges with the famous river. It lies on the border of three regions, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées and Auvergne, although it officially lies within the Limousin region.
The Dordogne River is an impressive sight and flows beneath a viaduct, Le Pont de la République, linking the north and south sections of the town.
<gallery>Image:Dordogne at Argentat02.JPG|Le Pont de la République at ArgentatImage:Dordogne at Argentat01.JPG|Dordogne River from the quais at Argentat.</gallery>