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Country  France
Region  Ile-de-France

Area  36,230
Mayor  Karl Olive
Poissy Culture of Poissy

Map of Poissy

Poissy ([pwasi]) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, 23.8 km (14.8 mi) from the centre of Paris.


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In 1561 it was the site of a fruitless Catholic-Huguenot conference, the Colloquy at Poissy. It is known for hosting successively the Automobiles Gregoire, Matford, Ford SAF, Simca, Chrysler, Talbot factories, and now hosts one of France's largest Peugeot factories. Inhabitants are called Pisciacais.

The "Simca Poissy engine" was made here.

Cyclocross escapade du petit prince poissy 2013 52km

Inauguration du skatepark poissy (78) team haze wheels & poissy skate family


Poissy is served by Poissy station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

Main companies

  • Automobile:
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Wagon Automotive (équipementier automobile)
  • Mahle Aftermarket
  • Faurecia
  • Siemens VDO Automotive
  • Rochas (Procter & Gamble)
  • Environnement SA
  • Transport and logistics:
  • Elidis
  • KDI Promet
  • Trapil
  • Wattelez
  • Casino cafétéria
  • Groupe Derichebourg,
  • Le Technoparc

    Le Technoparc is a Business Park created in 1990, with the intention to facilitate the economic diversification of the city. It occupies about 66 acres on the northeast of PSA Peugeot Citroën factory, bordering the neighbouring commune Achères. The Park welcomes 150 companies employing a total of 2,000 employees. It also hosts The Charles-de-Gaulle High School and The Training Centre for the Employees in Pharmacy (ACPPAV) gathering 1,500 high school students and students. Two business incubator, a heliport, the Chamber of Commerce of Yvelines-Val d'Oise, two hotels, a sports centre and a municipal technical centre are also located there.


  • Villa Savoye, considered by many to be the seminal work of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
  • The "Noyau de Poissy" is a liquor based on macerated or distilled apricot pits, a local tradition since early 18th century.
  • Museums

  • Musée du jouet, shows 800 games and toys dating between 1850 and 1950.
  • Musée d'art et d'histoire.
  • Cultural facilities

  • La salle Molière (theater);
  • Cinema;
  • Library Christine de Pizan;
  • Library André-Malraux.
  • Poissy in film

  • La Porteuse de pain (1963) ;
  • La Demoiselle d'Avignon (1972) ;
  • La Tribu (1990)
  • Les Grands Ducs (1996) ;
  • Le Ciel, les oiseaux et... ta mère ! (1998) ;
  • Le Cerveau ;
  • From Paris with Love (2009) ;
  • Le Mystère des jonquilles (2014) ;
  • French Blood (2015);
  • Dheepan (2015) ;
  • Education

    Poissy has ten public preschools, ten public elementary schools, two junior high schools, two senior high schools, a combined junior-senior high school, along with a private preschool and elementary school.

    Public secondary schools:

  • Collège les Grands-Champs
  • SEGPA les Grands-Champs
  • Collège Jean Jaurès
  • Lycée Adrienne Bolland
  • Lycée Charles de Gaulle
  • Collège et Lycée Le Corbusier
  • Private elementary schools:

  • Institution Notre-Dame preschool and elementary school
  • International relations

    Poissy is twinned with:

  • Pirmasens, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, since 1964.
  • People

  • Saint Louis (1214–1270), king of France
  • Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815–1891), painter, sculptor and mayor of Poissy
  • Félix Févola (1882–1953), sculptor
  • Ibrahim Diaw, handball player
  • Florent Groberg, U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipient
  • Nimetigna Keita handball player
  • Catherine Lara, singer born in 1945
  • Houssine Kharja, Moroccan football player born in 1982
  • Benjamin Franklin resided in Poissy for a time while Envoy to France during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Jerome Phojo, footballer
  • Fabien Raddas, footballer
  • Yohann Sangare, basketball player
  • Sport

  • Skatepark
  • The golf of Béthemont
  • Stadium Léo-Lagrange, built in 1945
  • Swimming pool des Migneaux and swimming pool Saint-Exupéry
  • AS Poissy
  • References

    Poissy Wikipedia

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