City hall and theater at Poissy!!

Well I am staying in Poissy lately! It is a nice town, Royal town of France as said many times over. I feel as off the beaten path definition goes this is it ,been to close to the most visited city in the world by UN-WTO standards ,it is me think left behind.

However, Poissy as the Yvelines dept 78 has a lot to offer sometimes mistakinly mixed as a thing to do from Paris, but is not Paris, another province/state /dept all together. This is Poissy with an unique building hosting at the same time the city hall government building and a theater!! Here is my take on them. Hope you enjoy the tour.

The City/Town Hall,at rue de la Gare, was a former Capuchin convent dating from 1620, transformed into a city/town hall-school in 1837. A new city/town hall inaugurated in December 1937 at Place de la République has the particularity of integrating a theatre room. Renovated in 1991, the room with exceptional acoustics hosts prestigious concerts and recordings. The decor in bas-relief of the facade, on the theme of music, work and theater, is by Ossip Zadkine.

Located in the city/town hall and called Salle Molière, the Poissy Theater was inaugurated on December 12, 1937, with “Faust” by Gounod by the troupe of the Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris. The originality of the new city hall was to contain this theater, the number of seats of which in 1937 was 1/8 of the population. Today, the Poissy Theater can accommodate around 1,000 spectators.

In 1991, after a complete rehabilitation, the Poissy theater became a room with a musical vocation constituting an exceptional tool welcoming artists of international renown. This set meets the requirements of listeners: acoustics, visibility, seat comfort, aesthetics.

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The programming is up to what this room can promote; the loyal and numerous public fervently follows classical music concerts, operas, dance, theater, humor, circus and variety shows. The Salle Molière, known for its remarkable acoustics, is used regularly as a recording studio, offering classical music with large orchestras, plays and variety.

The city of Poissy on the theater in French here: City of Poissy on its city hall theater

Tourist office of Poissy on the theater in French here: Tourist office of Poissy on the theater

And there you have it another dandy monument in my beloved Yvelines and in my belle France. Never a dull moment around here with so much history, architecture and beautiful innovating monuments such as the Poissy theater and city hall. Enjoy it from Paris easy on the RER A and trains from Gare St Lazare, easy on the road A13 direction Rouen exit sortie 7.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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