Explore interesting sights in Poissy, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Poissy, France.Sightseeing Tours in Poissy
1. Pilier du Vieux Pont de Poissy
The old bridge of Poissy, also called the old bridge of Poissy, is a masonry arched bridge that once crossed the main arm of the Seine over a length of four hundred meters and extended for nearly a kilometer between Poissy and Carrières-sous-Poissy in the department of Yvelines in France. This bridge, of which only six visible arches remain, is located 330 m downstream of the new Poissy bridge and 570 m upstream of the Ile de Migneaux bridge. It was an important commercial communication route in the region from the Middle Ages because of the passage of cattle from Vexin and Normandy going to the cattle market of Poissy by the road to Rouen, the surrounding port activity, fishing and milling on its arches. It remained a strategic location during the wars until its destruction in 1944. It is the subject of a project to build a footbridge over its remains by 2024.
2. Collégiale Notre-Dame
Poissy Notre Dame College Church is a Roman Catholic parish church located in Poissy, Evelyn Province, France. It was founded by the pious King Robert around 1016, but in the 11th century church, only the bell tower-porch on the west side is left. In fact, the College Church was rebuilt in the early 12th century, particularly between 1130 and 1160, in the late Romanesque style and later in the early Gothic style, which is evident in the eastern region. On April 25th, 1214, a few days after the birth of the future Louis IX, he was baptized here. This event made the church famous, and the baptismal fonts at that time are still preserved there today. Throughout the ancient system, a canon branch occupied its seat in the church and provided parish services for a long time. It was disbanded during the revolution, the church was closed, and did not reopen until 1802.
3. Maison de Fer
The iron house or metal house of Poissy and sometimes villa of the Maladrerie, is one of the ten iron houses listed in France and built according to the process of stamped sheets of Joseph Danly. Built in 1896, it was occupied until the 1980s. Initially located near the route of the A14 motorway, it was abandoned following an expropriation and suffered significant damage before being knocked down by the storm of 1999. It was dismantled in 2016 by the technical services of the city of Poissy and then reassembled in Meissonier Park to install an interpretation center for architecture and heritage inaugurated on September 19, 2020.
4. Abbaye (ancienne)
The priory Saint-Louis de Poissy is a former monastery of Dominicans founded in Poissy (Yvelines) in the fourteenth century, dependent on the diocese of Chartres and the province of Sens from 1304 to 1622 and which was almost totally destroyed following the French Revolution. Listed as a historical monument in 1933, only the gatehouse remains, which now houses the Toy Museum.
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