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POISSY GETAWAY, THE THOUSAND AND ONE FACETS OF A ROYAL CITY
Looking for new ideas for your next group outings? And if you come in Poissy? Both at the gateway to Paris and Normandy, the city, ancient royal city, attracted all times kings and queens – Louis IX, the future Saint Louis was born there – artists – Claude Monet and Ernest Meissonier lived there – architects – Le Corbusier built Villa Savoye. It combines wonderfully discovered, gastronomy, heritage, nature and escape. To have the heart net, tourist office offers through its brochure groups (in French) an overview of the best in Poissy. Between tours and tastings, your day in the royal city will be busy!
Poissy, a place of exchange since the Middle Ages
Discover the prestigious history of this royal city, particularly appreciated by the kings of France through one of our themed walks. For centuries, the city played a major economic role with its famous cattle market created from the early Middle Ages.
In the historic heart of the city, do not forget to admire and visit the Notre-Dame of the XII century. This is where St. Louis was baptized in 1214. At the time of Romanesque and Gothic style, the church has many treasures! Observe carefully its two steeples novels, his eardrums fifteenth century, his strange gargoyles but also its beautiful statues and capitals, not to mention its bright stained glass windows depicting St. Louis life … An architectural marvel which undergoes multiple restorations with time, including that of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in the nineteenth century. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the visit! To occupy your evening, why not watch the light show offered Saturday evening in the college? An evening that promises beautiful surprises!
Come to the magical Toy Museum – Closed for maintenance
Close to the collegiate church is the former royal priory of the fourteenth century. It’s time to plunge into childhood! Approaching showcases discover teddy bears, dolls, toy soldiers, magic lanterns, puppets, building blocks but also electric trains … Recharge your emotions! Continue your way through the bucolic and charming alley of the Enclos de l’Abbaye. This leads you gently to Villa Savoye! The museum is currently closed for repairs.
Le Corbusier in Poissy!
Now a real step back in time! Designed by the architect Le Corbusier between 1928 and 1931 for a couple of insurers, Villa Savoye surprise you with its originality and modernity. Built entirely of reinforced concrete on stilts, it has no bearing wall. Its ribbon windows allow light to penetrate everywhere. Through the guided tour discover all aspects of its architecture but also its history from construction to today. The “White House” of Yvelines is waiting for you!
To reach the city center, make a detour to the beautiful park Meissonier, once particularly popular poets, which can only seduce you with its charm and calm. Its name comes from the painter and sculptor Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891) also mayor of the city, who lived in the enclosure of the abbey several years. Pisciacaise a real personality!
Poissy Seine side
Head along the Seine, to the Old Bridge. Imagine, once the bridge had to thirty-seven arches and was topped with four windmills. Intense activity animated the scene with fishing, cattle, washerwomen … Coveted during the Belle Epoque, many artists including Monet there, later, enjoyed the quiet and rural setting. For the occasion, let yourself over water by river cruise tourist office. If the heart tells you, go to the “Bon vivant” or “Esturgeon” for lunch or dinner.
Flavors and liquors at Poissy
You’ll understand, gourmets are not forgotten. Choose your formula: lunch, snack or even dinner. Between liqueurs, chocolates, tea rooms and various restaurants gourmet ranges, you’ll enjoy your day as a pisciacais, that’s for sure.
Now we take you to visit a unique and enchanting place, the distillery of Poissy, last distillery Ile-de-France. It is here that developed the oldest national liqueurs, the core of Poissy. “This is first of Suzanne, who in the seventeenth century the inn offers in his” likes to tell your guide. The liquor is then served in inns and hostelries day cattle market. The “Seal of Saint Louis” and the “Silver Cup” today house a little sister the “Liqueur de Paris.” It’s time to break the liquor trade secrets and awaken your taste buds with tastings!
Once upon a time the history of the automobile in Poissy! Closed for moving
You knew the history of Poissy is closely linked with the history of the automobile. And to tell you these 70 years of history: the Museum of CAAPY opens its doors! Here you hear about Simca, Chrysler, Talbot but of course PSA. An amazing place that will fascinate lovers of old cars!
Currently closed : The CAAPY collection will join new premises in the Poissy factory. For more information you can write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefully, that’s why our team is at your disposal to advise you and prepare you with your day in Poissy!