Poissy is a commune with 37,662 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the Yvelines department in the Île- de -France region. It belongs to the district of Saint- Germain -en- Laye and is the main town of two cantons.


The city of Poissy is located 32 km west-northwest from the center of Paris on one of his loops.


  • Collegiate Church of Notre -Dame, Romanesque parts of the 12th century
  • Villa Savoye designed by Le Corbusier and built between 1928-31

Industry and Infrastructure

  • In the city is a large automobile plant PSA Group (Peugeot - Citroën). Launched by the Ford Société Anonyme Française (Ford SAF) went into operation in 1940 work was in 1954 sold to Simca. After the takeover of Simca by Chrysler in the late 1950s the work in 1978, finally came into the possession of the PSA group.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Louis IX. the Holy (1214-1270), King of France
  • Lasceux Guillaume (1740-1831), French composer and organist
  • Houssine Kharja (* 1982 ), Moroccan footballer
  • Damien Le Tallec (* 1990), French footballer
  • Olivier Lombard ( * 1991), French race car driver

Twin Cities

  • Pirmasens, Rhineland -Palatinate