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Poisy Coat of Arms
Poisy (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-1
Community association Grand Annecy
Coordinates 45 ° 55 '  N , 6 ° 4'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 55 '  N , 6 ° 4'  E
height 384-675 m
surface 11.33 km 2
Residents 8,124 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 717 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 74330
INSEE code
Website www.poisy.fr

Poisy is a French commune in the department of Haute-Savoie in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .


Poisy is located at 513  m , about five kilometers west-northwest of the city of Annecy (as the crow flies). The village extends in a scenic location on a formerly boggy plateau, on the western edge of the Annecy basin, at the foot of the Montagne d'Age, north of the valley of the Fier , in the Genevois .

The area of ​​the 11.33 km² municipal area includes a section of the Genevois. The southern border runs along the Fier, which is cut like a gorge around 100 m into the surrounding plateaus in an erosion valley. Below Poisy, the gorge opens into an approximately 1 km wide basin. From the course of the river, the community area extends northwards to the Poisy plateau, of which large parts were previously marshland. Today there are only a few bog areas left. This plateau drops to the north and east to the Annecy basin, which is around 50 m below, and is bounded by the Nant de Gillon stream. The western boundary of the municipality is formed by the wooded ridge of the Montagne d'Age , on which the highest elevation of Poisy is reached at 672  m .

In addition to the actual town center, Poisy also includes various former hamlet settlements that have been expanded to include numerous new buildings, namely:

  • Ronzy ( 500  m ) on the northern slope of the Fier
  • Moiry ( 520  m ) on the edge of the Poisy plateau
  • Marny ( 550  m ) on the eastern slope of the Montagne d'Age
  • Monod ( 515  m ) on the edge of the Poisy plateau above the Fier valley
  • Brassilly ( 480  m ) at a height that is surrounded on three sides by the Fier
  • Vernod ( 500  m ) on the eastern edge of the Poisy plateau
  • Macully ( 525  m ) on the plateau of Poisy on the eastern foot of the Montagne d'Age

Neighboring municipalities of Poisy are Sillingy and Epagny Metz-Tessy in the north, Meythet and Cran-Gevrier in the east, Chavanod in the south and Lovagny and Nonglard in the west.


The municipality of Poisy was settled very early. There was an estate in both Brassilly and Marny during Roman times . A rich treasure trove of jewelry and tools from the 3rd century has been discovered.

In the 12th century a priory was founded in Poisy, which in 1404 was subordinated to the Abbey of Entremont-en-Bornes by papal instruction.


The village church of Poisy was rebuilt in the 19th century in the neo-Gothic style, using the Romanesque tower of the priory church and installing two medieval glass windows. There is a lock in the hamlet of Macully.


Population development
year Residents
1962 1,155
1968 1,717
1975 2,407
1982 2,902
1990 4,316
1999 5,487

With 8,124 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) Poisy is one of the larger municipalities in the Haute-Savoie department. Since the beginning of the 1960s, thanks to the beautiful residential area and the proximity to Annecy, a marked increase in population has been recorded. In the last four decades the population has increased sixfold. Outside the old town center, extensive single and multi-family houses were built so that Poisy and its hamlets have largely grown together today. The municipality is part of the Annecy agglomeration.

Economy and Infrastructure

Until well into the 20th century, Poisy was a predominantly agricultural village. It has now developed into a residential community. On the outskirts of the village and near the main road, extensive industrial zones have emerged in recent decades, in which service companies, shops and trading companies have settled. Many workers are also commuters who work in the Annecy area. In Poisy is the Center AFPA (Association Nationale pour la Formation Professionelle des Adultes), a vocational training center for adults.

The village is off the main thoroughfares, but is easily accessible from the main road N508, which runs from Annecy to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine . Further road connections exist with Vallières , Chavanod and La Balme-de-Sillingy . The closest connection to the A41 motorway is around 5 km away.

Web links

Commons : Poisy  - collection of images, videos and audio files