Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival – Samois Sur Seine (9 days)

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Django Reinhardt was a pioneering jazz guitarist and composer who invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique called ‘hot’ jazz guitar that has since become traditional music within the Belgian gypsy culture. The Festival de Jazz Django Reinhardt is a yearly event and is seen amongst the Gypsy Jazz community as being the definitive Django festival with people traveling from all over the world to attend. Django “pilgrims” also take time out to pay respect at Reinhardt’s grave in Samois. This festival is a great family celebration of Django and his music. Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival is an adventure which you enjoy the arts in Paris, see Fontainebleau from a hot air balloon and hear interesting jazz in the Django tradition!

Day 1 – Paris
Enjoy a private airport transfer from Paris airport (Charles-De-Gaulle or Orly) to your hotel in Paris, private vehicle with a professional English speaking driver.

You will receive a welcome package with your vouchers, and itinerary, city map(s) and train tickets (where relevant) upon your hotel arrival.

Whether it is strolling the famed Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré with a personal shopper; exploring the Louvre Museum with your iPod-based Da Vinci code museum tour, or taking a Soundwalk through the lively St. Germaine district, there is something to suit every mood and interest. Discover St Germain des Pres as you stroll through the literary and historical neighborhood along winding streets lined with boutiques, art galleries and other places of interest. Alternatively (or in addition), explore the Marais neighborhood – the most fashionable district of Paris in one of the most well preserved neighborhoods of the city. Marvel at the remarkable 16th and 17th century mansions, squares and museums, beautiful streets steeped in history and trendy shops and bars. Lastly, discover the Montmartre area of Paris – a neighborhood of steps and narrow cobblestoned streets which evokes images depicted by Toulouse Lautrec.

Accommodation: Melia Royal Alma Boutique Hotel (4*)
The 4 star neoclassical building which houses the Meliá Royal Alma is located on the right bank of the Seine, halfway between the Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower, in the fashion design district. Its spacious rooms and highly personalized yet discrete service ensure an unforgettable stay in a refined new universe.

Day 2 – Paris
Discover Paris in a truly original and personalized manner aboard your very own 2CV. The 2CV, the quintessential symbol of the “French touch”, thanks to its convertible, soft top roof offers a magnificent panoramic view. You will be driven by a knowledgeable, English speaking chauffeur, and discover the most famous, beautiful and elegant monuments of Paris. The capacity of the 2CV vehicles is 3. If there are more in your group additional cars will be arranged so you can travel in convoy. (Includes hotel pick up and drop off in central Paris).

Enjoy the many wonders of Paris. Consider taking a stroll down one of the many quays by the river Seine, or wandering around any of the fascinating neighborhoods such as Montematre, the Marais or the Left bank. Of course there are a plethora of museums and galleries to choose from if you are so inclined. Consider getting a 2 Day Paris Pass that includes a Paris Transport Travel card for 2 days (zone 1-3) to see all of the sites that are of personal interest to you. The Paris Pass is a smartcard offering free access to 65 attractions in Paris such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Orsay museum, Musee Rodin, commented cruise with Bateaux Parisiens and Pompidou museum. With this pass, you have access to 22 museums, 24 historical monuments, 15 art galleries, 3 tourist attractions, 1 cruise and special offers in shops and restaurants. Please contact your Advisor if you would like more details.

Paris takes on a different hue at night and, with many of the magnificent buildings aglow which make it is possibly the best time to admire the beauty of the city. There are plenty of options to choose from for evening entertainment including an early evening wine tasting in a beautiful, airy Parisian loft of a French sommelier located close to the lively Marais district, a dinner cruise, a cabaret show, dinner in the Eiffel tower followed by a night-time cruise, or an evening tour of the city with many of the historical buildings aglow.

Accommodation: Melia Royal Alma Boutique Hotel (4*)

Day 3 – Fontainebleau
You will be picked-up at your hotel in Paris, early this morning. Enjoy a private transfer to the town of Fontainebleau with a comfortable vehicle and an English speaking driver.

You will cross the Fontainebleau forest before arriving at the Royal city located in the south of Paris. Marvel at Fontainebleau Palace and its rich history.

Early in the morning you will enjoy a hot air ballon ride in Fontainebleau. About 10 people per flight. Enjoy the panoramic view and take stunning pictures of this beautiful town. Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Aigle Noir – Hotel (3*) (standard)

Day 4 – Fontainebleau/Festival
Enjoy a 5 days pass to go to the famous Jazz Festival Django Reinhardt of Samois-Sur-Seine. From June 27th to July 1st

Enjoy time at leisure to attend the festival, explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Transfer using a local taxi (available and economical).

Accommodation: Aigle Noir – Hotel (3*) (standard)

Day 5 – Fontainebleau/Festival
Enjoy time at leisure to attend the festival, explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Transfer using a local taxi (available and economical).

Accommodation: Aigle Noir – Hotel (3*) (standard)

Day 6 – Fontainebleau/Festival
Enjoy time at leisure to attend the festival, explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Transfer using a local taxi (available and economical).

Accommodation: Aigle Noir – Hotel (3*) (standard)

Day 7 – Fontainebleau/Festival
Enjoy time at leisure o attend the festival, explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Transfer using a local taxi (available and economical).

Accommodation: Aigle Noir – Hotel (3*) (standard)

Day 8 – Fontainebleau/Festival
Enjoy time at leisure to attend the festival, explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Transfer using a local taxi (available and economical).

Accommodation: Aigle Noir – Hotel (3*) (standard)

Day 9 – Depart Fontainebleau/Paris
Enjoy a private airport transfer from Fontainebleau to Paris Airport (Charles-De-Gaulle or Orly) in a private vehicle with a professional English speaking driver.

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