Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Canton||Poissy-Nord & Poissy-Sud|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Karl Olive|
|Area1||13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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 (French pronunciation: [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.
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.
- Rochas (Procter & Gamble)
- Environnement SA
- Transport and logistics:
- Casino cafétéria
- Groupe Derichebourg,
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.
- Musée du jouet, shows 800 games and toys dating between 1850 and 1950.
- Musée d'art et d'histoire.
- La salle Molière (theater);
- Library Christine de Pizan;
- Library André-Malraux.
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
Twin towns — Sister cities
Poissy is twinned with:
- 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)
- 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
- The golf of Béthemont
- Stadium Léo-Lagrange, built in 1945
- Swimming pool des Migneaux and swimming pool Saint-Exupéry
- AS Poissy
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