About Festival Django Reinhardt
In the exceptional setting of the Château de Fontainebleau Park (only one hour from Paris), four days of music pay tribute to the swing and modernity of the greatest jazz guitarist.
Young talents, symbolic figures of gipsy jazz, international artists communicate around the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt.
The area around Samois-Sur-Seine/Fontainebleau was the adopted home of the legendary father of gipsy jazz until he died in 1953.
In 1968, the Association of Friends Samois paid tribute to Reinhardt by playing his songs.
This was repeated every five years until 1978, when the Festival Django Reinhardt Association was born, and the event became an annual musical salute to the “guitar in a human voice.”
Major acts in the past have included jazz giants such as Chet Baker, Bill Colman and TS Monk.
A don’t miss for fans of the genre.
Fontainebleau Castle and Parc
This Jazz festival has a unique surrounding by Fontainebleau Castle and parc.
Make sure to visit this national museum and World UNESCO Heritage Site while you’re here.
It is one of the largest French royal castles and has been a residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III.
Stay close to the Fontainebleau Castle and Festival Venue
Mercure Château de Fontainebleau
Nice rooms and good reviews. Only 500 metres from the castle and gardens.
La Demeure Du Parc
Popular with lovely rooms and a great restaurant. Also very close to Fontainebleau Castle.
For a lower budget, you can check out ibis Château de Fontainebleau, only 200 metres from the castle.
All those central hotels will sell out relatively quickly for this festival dates, so book early in advance.
You may look for other options some kilometres from the castle and centre when fully booked.