Poissy

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Poissy
Chambourcy Vue de Poissy.jpg
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°55′46″N 2°02′44″E / 48.9294°N 2.0456°E / 48.9294; 2.0456Coordinates: 48°55′46″N 2°02′44″E / 48.9294°N 2.0456°E / 48.9294; 2.0456
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Poissy-Nord & Poissy-Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Karl Olive
Area1 13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 36,230
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78498 / 78300
Elevation 17–171 m (56–561 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Poissy 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.

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.

Transport[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

Main companies[edit]

PSA Peugeot-Citroën

Le Technoparc[edit]

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.

Highlights[edit]

Dimanche à Poissy by Meissonier, 1851
  • The "Noyau de Poissy" is a liquor based on macerated or distilled apricot pits, a local tradition since early 18th century.[1]

Culture[edit]

Museums[edit]

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

Cultural facilities[edit]

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

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Poissy is twinned with:

Movies[edit]

People[edit]

Sport[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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