Taking its name from one of jazz music's most famous and influential figures, Django Reinhardt Festival is an annual musical celebration of the genre and its enduring legacy, all held in the grounds of the Chateau Fontainebleau, France.
First organised in 1968, the festival's upcoming edition will be a spectacular fiftieth anniversary celebration featuring performances from musicians that span the lifetime of the festival.
As well commemorating the eponymous legend, and paying tribute to the roots, origins and established figures of jazz, the festival also looks to future generations, celebrating young talent and offering a platform to rising stars.
The festival takes place around 55km southeast of Paris, in the park of the famous Château de Fontainebleau.
BY TRAIN: Trains to Fontainebleau run from Paris Gare de Lyon every half an hour. The festival site is a 30 minute walk from the station.
BY PLANE: From Charles de Gaulle Airport, catch a bus to Gare de Lyon. From there you can reach Fontainebleau by rail.
BY CAR: Fontainbleau is located just off the A6 running south east out of Paris. From this road, take the D152 near Ury into Fontainbleau. Parking is available on Route Militaire.