Collégiale Notre-Dame de Poissy

Notre Dame Collegiate Church in Poissy

The Notre Dame Collegiate Church to the northwest of Paris dates all the way back to the 12th century, and is one of the region’s rare remaining examples of the development of Romanesque art and transition towards the Gothic style.

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It was here in this historic location that King Louis IX of France – also known as Saint Louis, who was behind the construction of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris – was baptised in 1214, a matter of hours after he was born in the castle at Poissy. The baptismal fonts can still be seen today.

During your visit, you’ll get to see an array of fantastic beasts too: the gargoyles towering over the 15th-century porch. The tympanums show cherubs riding astride sea monsters, as well as the Annunciation, and the icons depicted on the column capitals are classic Romanesque designs.

You’ll also find original tombstones, a chapel embellished with magnificent woodwork, the wheeled chair of the Ursulines convent, and even a Cavaille-Coll Mutin organ.

A fantastic testament to the medieval art and history of the Paris Region!

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Access and contact

8 Rue de l'Église
78300 Poissy

    Days and opening hours

    All year round, daily between 8 am and 7 pm.


    • Free


    • Tourist information
    • Guided tours


    Spoken languages

    • French

    Guided tour languages

    • French

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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