The Hôtel de Ville et Théâtre of Poissy !

Let me go back in time and update this older post on a quant City we had visited many times especially when living in Versailles, Poissy is a Royal town of France located in the Yvelines dept 78 of the Île de France region, The City 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/Town Hall and Theater or the Hôtel de Ville et Théâtre de Poissy, Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The City/Town Hall,at rue de la Gare, was a former Capuchin convent dating from 1620, The building was built on the place of the old cattle market ; transformed into a city/town hall-school in 1837. A new city/town hall inaugurated in December 12, 1937 at Place de la République had the particularity of integrating a theatre room with 1500-seat capacity, which can be transformed into a ballroom or banquet hall, a wedding hall with a grilled loggia to accommodate a small orchestra. The fresco in the vestibule dates from 1937. ; decoration of the facade 1937-1938 ; decoration of the village hall 1943-1945 ,the building was raised by a third floor in 1945, and the Wedding hall decorated in 1947.

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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.  The Théâtre de Poissy, located in the Hôtel de Ville, was rehabilitated in 1991 in order to meet the requirements of the public: the acoustics, the visibility, the comfort of the seats, the aesthetics of the room give to each an impression of excellence 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. 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 decor in bas-relief of the facade, on the theme of music, work and theater, is by Ossip Zadkine.

The city of Poissy on the theater : https://www.ville-poissy.fr/index.php/sport-culture/equipements-culturels/theatre-de-poissy.html

The tourist office in Poissy is at 2 boulevard Robespierre , this is diagonally across the Peugeot car manuf center and next to the Ibis hotel. Tel 33 (0) 1 30 74 60 65 and email xcadilhac@terres-de-seine.fr

The Local Terre de Seine tourist office for Poissy: https://www.terres-de-seine.fr/?s=poissy

There you go folks, 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.  Hope it brings you in 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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