Poissy is a commune
Communes of France
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...

 in the Yvelines
Yvelines is a French department in the region of Île-de-France.-History:Yvelines was created from the western part of the defunct department of Seine-et-Oise on 1 January 1968 in accordance with a law passed on 10 January 1964 and a décret d'application from 26 February 1965.It gained the...

 department in the Île-de-France
Île-de-France (région)
Île-de-France is the wealthiest and most populated of the twenty-two administrative regions of France, composed mostly of the Paris metropolitan area....

 in north-central France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

 23.8 km (14.8 mi) from the center
Kilometre Zero
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In 1561 it was the site of a fruitless Catholic-Huguenot conference, the Colloquy at Poissy
Colloquy at Poissy
The Colloquy at Poissy was a religious conference which took place in Poissy, France, in 1561. Its object was to effect a reconciliation between the Catholics and Protestants of France....

. It is known for hosting successively Automobiles Gregoire
Automobiles Gregoire
Automobiles Grégoire was a French car manufacturer, established in 1902, that operated for about twenty years in the early 20th century. The company was the creation of Pierre Joseph Grégoire ....

, Matford
Matford was a car and truck manufacturer in France from 1934 to 1940.In the 1930s, the Ford Motor Company was quickly expanding its European production. Before 1934,a front wheel drive version of Ford Model Y had been produced with an 8 hp engine under the marque Tracford...

, Ford SAF
Ford SAF
Ford SAF was the French subsidiary of the American automaker Ford Motor Company, which existed under various names between 1916 and 1954, when Ford sold the manufacturing business to Simca....

, Simca
Simca was a French automaker, founded in November 1934 by Fiat. It was directed from July 1935 to May 1963 by the Italian Henri Théodore Pigozzi...

, Chrysler
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, Talbot
Talbot was an automobile marque that existed from 1903 to 1986, with a hiatus from 1960 to 1978, under a number of different owners, latterly under Peugeot...

 factories, now one of France's largest Peugeot
Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën, the second largest carmaker based in Europe.The family business that precedes the current Peugeot company was founded in 1810, and manufactured coffee mills and bicycles. On 20 November 1858, Emile Peugeot applied for the lion...

Inhabitants are called Pisciacais.


Poissy is served by Poissy
Poissy (SNCF)
Poissy is a rail station in Poissy, France, at the western edge of Paris. Although interconnected with the Paris Métro, it is actually located on the RER A line, one of the five lines of the Réseau Express Régional, or Regional Express Network. The station is also served by the SNCF , France's...

 station on Paris RER line A
The RER A is one of the five lines in the RER rapid transit system serving :Paris, France.The line runs from the western terminuses Saint-Germain-en-Laye , Cergy Le Haut , and Poissy to the eastern terminuses Boissy-Saint-Léger and Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy .* First inauguration: 12 December 1969*...

 and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare
Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare
Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare is one of the sectors in the Paris Transilien suburban rail network. The trains on this sector depart from Gare Saint-Lazare in central Paris, as well as from Noisy-le-Roi station in the suburbs. Transilien services from Paris – Saint-Lazare are part of the SNCF...

 suburban rail line.

Main companies

  • Automobile :
    • PSA Peugeot Citroën
      PSA Peugeot Citroën
      PSA Peugeot Citroën is a French manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles sold under the Peugeot and Citroën marques. Headquartered in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, PSA is the second largest automaker based in Europe and the number eight in the world.-History:In December 1974 Peugeot S.A....

    • Wagon Automotive
      Wagon Automotive
      Wagon Automotive is an automotive parts company based in Birmingham.The company is controlled by the American businessman Wilbur Ross and employs over 4,000 workers across Europe....

       (équipementier automobile)
    • Mahle Aftermarket
      Mahle GmbH
      Mahle GmbH is one of the 30 largest automotive suppliers worldwide. As the leading manufacturer of components and systems for combustion engines and its periphery, the Mahle Group is among the top three systems suppliers worldwide for piston systems, cylinder components, valve train systems, air...

    • Faurecia
      Faurecia is one of the largest international automotive parts manufacturer in the world . It produces 6 types of car modules: seats, cockpits, doors, acoustic packages, front end and exhaust. Faurecia's customers include the Volkswagen group, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault-Nissan, Ford, General...

    • Siemens
      Siemens may refer toSiemens, a German family name carried by generations of telecommunications industrialists, including:* Werner von Siemens , inventor, founder of Siemens AG...

       VDO Automotive

  • Rochas
    Rochas is a fashion, beauty, and perfume house founded in 1925 by french designer Marcel Rochas, born in 1902 and died in 1955, first designer of 2/3-length coats and skirts with pockets...

     (Procter & Gamble
    Procter & Gamble
    Procter & Gamble is a Fortune 500 American multinational corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and manufactures a wide range of consumer goods....

  • Environnement SA
  • Transport and logistics:
    • GEFCO
    • Elidis
    • KDI Promet
    • Trapil
  • Wattelez
  • Casino cafétéria
    Groupe Casino
    Groupe Casino is a large French multinational corporation, formerly part of the CAC 40 index, whose main business is with retail and distribution in hyper and supermarkets. The company's head office is in Saint-Étienne....

  • Groupe Derichebourg,


Technoparc is a district with economic vocation created in 1990, intended to facilitate the economic diversification of the city; occupying twenty seven hectares in the northeast of the PSA Peugeot Citroën factory, on the verge of the vommune of Achères. He welcomes hundred fifty companies employing 2000 employees. The Charles-de-Gaulle high school and the training center of the employees in pharmacy (ACPPAV) teach 1500 high school students and students. We find there among others two business incubator
Business incubator
Business incubators are programs designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts...

, a heliport
A heliport is a small airport suitable only for use by helicopters. Heliports typically contain one or more helipads and may have limited facilities such as fuel, lighting, a windsock, or even hangars...

, the Chambre de Commerce Yvelines-Val d'Oise, two hotels, a gymnasium and a municipal technical center.


  • Villa Savoye
    Villa Savoye
    Villa Savoye is a modernist villa in Poissy, in the outskirts of Paris, France. It was designed by Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and built between 1928 and 1931....

    , considered by many to be the seminal work of the Swiss
    Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

     architect Le Corbusier
    Le Corbusier
    Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier , was a Swiss-born French architect, designer, urbanist, writer and painter, famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930...


  • 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.

Cultural facilities

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

Twin towns — Sister cities

Poissy is twinned
Town twinning
Twin towns and sister cities are two of many terms used to describe the cooperative agreements between towns, cities, and even counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.- Terminology :...

 with: Pirmasens
Pirmasens is a district-free city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, near the border with France. It is famous for the manufacture of shoes. The surrounding rural district was called Pirmasens from 1818 until 1997, when it was renamed Südwestpfalz....

, Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has an area of and about four million inhabitants. The capital is Mainz. English speakers also commonly refer to the state by its German name, Rheinland-Pfalz ....

, Germany
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, since 1964.


  • La Porteuse de pain (1963) ;
  • La Demoiselle d'Avignon (1972) ;
  • La Tribu
    La Tribu
    -Noted artists:*Les Cowboys Fringants*Robert Charlebois*Jérôme Minière*Dee*Dumas*Dorothée Berryman*Louise Forestier*Jorane*Kate and Anna McGarrigle*La Volée d'Castors*WD-40-See also:*List of Quebec record labels*List of Quebec musicians*Music of Quebec...

  • Les Grands Ducs (1996) ;
  • Le Ciel, les oiseaux et... ta mère ! (1998)
  • Le Cerveau
    Le Cerveau
    The Brain is a 1969 French comedy film directed by Gérard Oury, about a second train robbery by the brains of the Great Train Robbery.-Plot:...

  • From Paris with Love
    From Paris with Love (film)
    From Paris with Love is a 2010 action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and directed by Pierre Morel. The screenplay was co-written by Luc Besson. The film was released in the United States on February 5, 2010.-Plot:...



  • Saint Louis
    Louis IX of France
    Louis IX , commonly Saint Louis, was King of France from 1226 until his death. He was also styled Louis II, Count of Artois from 1226 to 1237. Born at Poissy, near Paris, he was an eighth-generation descendant of Hugh Capet, and thus a member of the House of Capet, and the son of Louis VIII and...

     (1214–1270), king of France
  • Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
    Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
    Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier was a French Classicist painter and sculptor famous for his depictions of Napoleon, his armies and military themes. He documented sieges and manoeuvres and was the teacher of Édouard Detaille.-Biography:Ernest Meissonier was born at Lyon...

    (1815–1891), painter, sculptor and mayor of Poissy
  • Félix Févola (1882–1953), sculptor
  • Nimetigna Keita handball player
  • Catherine Lara
    Catherine Lara
    Catherine Lara is a French violinist, composer and singer.-Music career:As a child, Lara studied violin and received the first prize of chamber music at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1966....

    , singer born in 1945
  • Houssine Kharja
    Houssine Kharja
    Houssine Kharja is a France born, Moroccan footballer who plays for Serie A club Fiorentina. He is tall and weighs .- Career :...

    , Moroccan football player born in 1982
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat...

     resided in Poissy for a time while Envoy to France
    United States Ambassador to France
    This article is about the United States Ambassador to France. There has been a United States Ambassador to France since the American Revolution. The United States sent its first envoys to France in 1776, towards the end of the four-centuries-old Bourbon dynasty...

     during the American Revolutionary War
    American Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War , the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.The war was the result of the...

  • 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
    AS Poissy
    AS Poissy is a French football club based in Poissy . It was founded in 1904. They play at the Stade Léo Lagrange, which has a capacity of 3,500...

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