The River Seine in Samois-sur-Seine
|Intercommunality||CA Pays de Fontainebleau|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-François Robinet|
|6.33 km2 (2.44 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||41–115 m (135–377 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It is located near Fontainebleau.
It is famous for being the town to which Django Reinhardt retired, and hosts an annual jazz festival in his honor. It was also the home to Reverchon Industries, a major global bumper car and other amusement ride producer. It is the birthplace of French jazz singer Cyrille Aimée. It has a lively community, with a Primary school, a weekly market, a baker, a butcher, two café/bars, several restaurants and hotels. A bus also provides a link to the nearby town of Fontainebleau/Avon.
Inhabitants of Samois-sur-Seine are called Samoisiens
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Literary reference and namesakeEdit
The town is mentioned in the 1954 novel Story of O as the location of the fictional mansion managed by Anne-Marie, a lesbian dominatrix. In 1978, the name Samois was adopted by a lesbian-feminist BDSM organization based in San Francisco that existed from 1978 to 1983. It was the first lesbian BDSM group in the United States.
- "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- Ronni Reich, October 21, 2012, Star-Ledger, Cyrille Aimee wins the first Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition, Retrieved February 22, 2015, "...instantly recognizable sound: a soft, girlish buzz with a touch of an Edith Piaf-like quaver....Aimée honed her skills growing up in the village of Samois-sur-Seine, ... In 2007, she was named winner of the first and public prizes at the Montreux Jazz Festival Competition. ... rhythmically driven style"...
- "Population avant le recensement de 1962". Cassini. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
- "Recensement de la population au 1er janvier 2007". INSEE. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
- Jeffreys, Sheila (1993). The Lesbian Heresy. North Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Spinifex. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-875559-17-6.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Samois-sur-Seine.|
- The Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival
- Reverchon Website
- Official site (in French)
- 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (in English)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Samois-sur-Seine (in French)
- Map of Samois-sur-Seine on Michelin (in English)
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