The Royal town of Poissy!!!

Another of my memorable times while living in Versailles and working in Paris for almost 9 years was Poissy. This town is close in the royal circle of the Yvelines dept 78 in the region of Ïle de France. As I have several posts already in my blog this memory lane post will be on my black and white series, no pictures. Hope you enjoy it. This was sort of like an introduction to Poissy written back in 2017 in my blog. I will update text and links for you and me. And thanks for reading me since Nov 2010!

Getting out into the A13 autoroute de Normandie direction Rouen 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-9%20Express/poissy-versailles/015-PA2RS

I like to remember memorable places of mine and this is another one. I used to come by here on many business/family 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 Church Notre Dame 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.

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.

The city of Poissy has an excellent webpage on their heritage with a center of interpretation of heritage in French: https://www.ville-poissy.fr/index.php/sport-culture/equipements-culturels/maison-de-fer/le-centre-d-interpretation.html

The Yvelines dept 78 tourist office on Poissy: http://www.sortir-yvelines.fr/Art-et-culture/Art-et-culture-dans-les-Yvelines/visite-decouverte-yvelines/visiter-poissy-ville-royale

The Poissy tourist office webpage is not working but the city page gives you the contacts: https://www.ville-poissy.fr/index.php/sport-culture/equipements-culturels/l-office-du-tourisme.html

Easy ride by train or car from Paris for a good day of seeing something different in France. And Poissy is a Royal town to boot as told above. Worth a detour me think, hope you enjoy the post as I for the memories of always.

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

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