Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Poissy, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2.7 km
Ascend 47 m
Descend 46 m

Experience Poissy in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Poissy

Sight 1: Château de Villiers

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The Château de Villiers is located in the commune of Poissy, in the Yvelines department, at 13 avenue du Bon Roi Saint-Louis in the locality of Parc de Villard, west of the Meissonier park. In the neo-Louis XIII style and built in the 1860s, it was successively used as a bourgeois residence for the Hély d'Oissel and Ségur families, as a leisure centre for the Kuhlmann establishments and finally as a municipal building hosting public or private events.

Wikipedia: Château de Villiers (Poissy) (FR)

1913 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 2: Maison de Fer

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Maison de Fer

The Iron House or Metal House of Poissy and sometimes Villa de la Maladrerie, is one of the ten iron houses listed in France and built according to the procedure for the stamped sheets of Joseph Danly. Built in 1896, it was occupied until the 1980s. Initially located near the layout of the A14 motorway, it was abandoned following an expropriation and undergoes significant degradations before being slaughtered By the storm of 1999. It was dismantled in 2016 by the technical services of the city of Poissy and then went up in the Meissonier park to set up a center for the interpretation of architecture and heritage within its breast inaugurated on September 19, 2020.

Wikipedia: Maison de Fer (Poissy) (FR)

371 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Abbaye (ancienne)

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Abbaye (ancienne)

The priory of Saint-Louis de Poissy is a former Dominican monastery 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.

Wikipedia: Prieuré Saint-Louis de Poissy (FR)

151 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Musée du Jouet

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The Toy Museum – Pierre-Pinel is located in Poissy, in the Yvelines, and is dedicated to children's toys and games.

Wikipedia: Musée du jouet de Poissy (FR)

286 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Collégiale Notre-Dame

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The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame de Poissy is a Roman Catholic parish church in Poissy, Yvelines, France. It was founded by King Robert the Pious around 1016, but of the eleventh-century church, only the western bell tower-porch remains. Indeed, the collegiate church was rebuilt from the beginning of the twelfth century, and in particular between 1130 and 1160, in the late Romanesque style, then later in the early Gothic style, which manifests itself in the eastern parts. The future Louis IX was baptized there, a few days after his birth in Poissy, on April 25, 1214. This event made the church famous, and the baptismal font of this period is still preserved there. Throughout the Ancien Régime, a chapter of canons had its seat in the church, and for a long time ensured the parish service. It was dissolved during the Revolution, and the church was closed to worship, only to reopen again in 1802.

Wikipedia: Collégiale Notre-Dame de Poissy (FR)


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