Poisy is a town of 8000 inhabitants in Haute-Savoie in the Rhône-Alpes region, located 6 km west of Annecy.
Poisy covers 1140 hectares, of which 313 hectares are agricultural and 442 hectares are forest and protected areas, and rises to an altitude of approximately 500 metres. The Fier river runs through the town. The inhabitants are called Poisilliens and have been part of the Annecy agglomeration community since 1 January 2001. The town of Poisy has 5 economic activity zones and more than 250 companies.
History and Heritage
Poisy has been inhabited since the Gallo-Roman period with the construction of numerous villas which were in fact rural estates. During the monastic period, agricultural activity flourished with the construction of a small Burgundian church in the Vernod sector. In 1886, a cheese dairy was built in the main town with more than 100 members. Then the farmers became workers. In the 20th century, the commune became increasingly residential.
The church of Saint-Martin is an example of 19th century neo-Gothic religious architecture. In the choir of the church you can admire two stained glass windows from the 15th century. It is one of the rare witnesses of the art of Savoyard glassmakers at the end of the Middle Ages.
Top rated hotels
Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels near Poisy that offer excellent value for money and have very good customer reviews:
Hotel de Bonlieu
This hotel is well located in the centre of Annecy. The Courier shopping centre and the Bonlieu cultural centre are nearby. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and the reception is open 24 hours a day.From 143 € per night.
Le Pré Carré
An ideal location in the heart of Annecy, 250 metres from the Esplanade du Pâquier. Le Pré Carré offers 27 large rooms and two spacious flats with air conditioning, internet, spa and minibar.From 239 € per night.
Ibis Budget Poisy
Located in the town of Poisy, 1 minute’s drive from Annecy city centre, this budget hotel offers good facilities including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and free parking. Rooms are accessible for disabled guests and the reception is open 24 hours a day. Guest reviews are very positive andstart at €59 per room.
Apparthotel Adagio Annecy Centre
Just a 10-minute walk from the Old Town and the lake, next to Annecy train station, this tourist residence offers 104 fully-equipped flats. A sauna and a gym are available. Private parking is available for a fee and a buffet breakfast is availablefrom €125 per night.
This beautiful new hotel is located in the bay of Albigny facing the lake. It has 57 spacious, air-conditioned rooms and a private car park, which is useful during the summer months. Following the lakefront, you can visit the Jardins de l’Europe and the Pont des Amours in 20 minutes on foot.From € 121 per night.
Educational and cultural facilities
The library has more than 15,000 books and is located in rue Charles Perrault. It is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 7pm, Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm, Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm and is reserved on Thursdays for school visits. During the school holidays, the museum is open on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. instead of Wednesday morning.
Poisy has two school groups: one in Chef Lieu with 7 nursery classes and 12 primary classes, the other in Brassilly with 11 classes. Extra-curricular services are available on registration.
The Poisy secondary school
It welcomes 650 pupils from the communes of Poisy, Lovagny, Nonglard, St Eusèbe, Thusy and Vaulx. Address: Route du collège – 74330 Poisy
Agricultural high school
The high school in Poisy teaches agricultural professions to young students from the surrounding area. The subjects studied are the following: general, aquaculture aquariology, water management and control, forestry wood, planning and landscape, agriculture agronomy, nature environment, trade.
This public school offers courses in environmental and territorial sciences from the 4th grade to the Bachelor’s degree.
The music school
It is located in the forum of Poisy, 151 rue Charles Perrault. Concerts are frequently offered as well as instrumental teaching.
The Aïkikaï club is an aikido club that welcomes both adults and children, experienced and beginners. The dojo is located on the Monod road as you leave Poisy in the direction of Annecy. For more information: www.aikikai-poisy.com
Table Tennis Club
The table tennis club welcomes children and adults who want to play or learn table tennis. Many competitions are organised and played each year. The table tennis club is located in the Poisy village hall during the season. More info: https://www.ping-poisy.fr/
- Athletics club
- Tennis club
- Ski club
There is also a skate park, three playgrounds (basketball, handball) and two football pitches, one of which is synthetic.
The Village Festival and the autumn flea market
This traditional Poisy event is held every year in mid-October on a Sunday. It is an opportunity to share a convivial moment with the family and enjoy the traditional activities of the villages of Haute-Savoie: tasting of Savoyard dishes such as diots with white wine or tartiflette. Musical entertainment punctuates the day and a large meal is organised. The Annecy flea market attracts a large public from the beginning of the morning.
Explore Poisy by its paths
This still rural commune has many green spaces which allow beautiful walks:
The Poisy Marsh
This is a sensitive natural area. Its paths allow you to discover the fauna and flora of this humid environment. Part of the route is on stilts like in the nature reserve at the end of Lake Annecy. To see the birds, we recommend the observation point on the promontory overlooking the marsh.
The mountain of Age
Beautiful hikes are possible along the botanical path. The highest point is at 670 metres with a beautiful panorama over Annecy.
The mountain bike circuit
This itinerary offers two variants: an 18 kilometre loop and a 12.7 kilometre loop with a difference in altitude of 440 or 530 metres.
The town hall of Poisy
The town hall is located 75 route d’Annecy. Tel: 04.50.46.20.11. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 12 noon and from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm (6 pm on Wednesdays).Official website of the Poisy Town Hall