The Royal town of Poissy, Yvelines dept 78, Île de France

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Another of my memorable times while living in Versailles and working in Paris for almost 10 years was Poissy. This town is close in the royal circle of the Yvelines dept 78 in the region of Ïle de France.

Getting out into the A13 autoroute de Normandie direction Paris until exit sortie 6 Versailles centre that brings you on the N186 is only 23 kms or take a bit longer but more scenic route on the D190 into the N13 at St Germain en Laye and onwards to the N186 to Versailles. The bus no 9 from Poissy train station/bus terminal next to the bus terminal annexe at rue de l’Europe in Versailles near the Castle on Transdev network here: https://www.transdev-idf.com/ligne-Express%209/poissy-versailles/015-PA-2RS

As the year 2017 is coming to an end I like to remember memorable places of mine and this is another one. I used to come by here on many business trips and to get my sons off school at the train station in Poissy , also a stop for the RER A into Paris.

The memorable museum of toys and the delicious historical drink Noyau de Poissy as well as its wonderful Collegiale Notre Dame Church which witnessed the birth of King Louis IX as well as baptized (the future Saint Louis) are worth the trip easy from Paris on the RER A train. It ,also, has a nice marché Beauregard or market day and a pretty riverfront (Seine) scene of music jazz and restaurant on a peniche boat. La villa Savoye and the parc Chateau de Villiers are good too the park is just across from the Seine river.

I have written two posts on it and will like to bring them up here in case you have missed it. After all, I just realized done already 1160 post on my blog I can’t even remember them all if not for the search button lol!!!

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2012/04/08/poissy-the-town-of-louis-ix-royal-and-saint/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2012/06/16/poissy-royal-town-and-louis-ix/

The city has an excellent page on their main sites of interest in French here: http://www.ville-poissy.fr/index.php/cadre-de-vie/decouvrir-poissy/sites-et-monuments.html

And a good tourist webpage in English here: https://www.poissy-tourisme.fr/en/directory/categories/heritage

Last year the Collegialc Church of Notre Dame celebrated its 1000 years and the friends of the Church has a webpage very nice even if it is only in French here: http://sonetlumieredepoissy.com/saint-louis/

Again, in French , the tourist office of the department Yvelines has a lot more on the town and the Collegiale Church of Notre Dame here: http://www.sortir-yvelines.fr/Art-et-culture/Art-et-culture-dans-les-Yvelines/visite-decouverte-yvelines/visiter-poissy-ville-royale

For the lovers of nature, walkers, bike riders etc the city is squeeze between two wonderful and historical forests. The forest Domaniale of Saint Germain en Laye to the west and the Forest Domaniale of Marly le Roi to the south. It is ,of course, at the confluent of the Seine river with three islands that of Migneaux ,the Grand Motteau and of Blanc. You can even arrange a boat ride at the harbor or Rue du Port, rive gauche right by the old bridge ; the existence of which is not sure but have found written document of the existence of a wooden bridge going back to 1162! the bridge was 400 meters long over the Seine river from Poissy to the town of Carrières-sous-Poissy , of this bridge only is left about 6 arches but only about 330 meters away from the new bridge and 570 meters from the bridge of the island of Migneaux that links it to the city.

In all a very nice town for a walk to see the beautiful buildings and lively life not to mention home to the manufacturer of PSA Peugeot automobiles. Easy ride from Paris for a good day of seeing something different in France. I will put couple photos of the Church on this post again. Heck update did not see a picture of the main men Saint Louis so here it goes.

Hope it helps your future travel plans. Happy travels and Happy New Year 2018!!! Cheers.

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6 Comments to “The Royal town of Poissy, Yvelines dept 78, Île de France”

  1. I lived only 2 stops down on the RER A from Poissy for a whole year and never visited. I wish I had done now!

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  2. Very pretty and interesting history. Everyone loves a Royal town! 👍

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  3. —such a great city. Never lived there but visited it often. I can imagine it must be great to live there? 🙂

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