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Samois Bords de Seine.jpg
Samois-sur-Seine is located in France
Coordinates: 48°27′10″N 2°45′02″E / 48.4528°N 2.7506°E / 48.4528; 2.7506Coordinates: 48°27′10″N 2°45′02″E / 48.4528°N 2.7506°E / 48.4528; 2.7506
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Fontainebleau
Canton Fontainebleau
Intercommunality CA Pays de Fontainebleau
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Robinet
Area1 6.33 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,077
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 77441 /77920
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Samois-sur-Seine is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

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 is 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.[1] 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.

Île du Berceau, where the Django Reinhardt festival takes place


Inhabitants of Samois-sur-Seine are called Samoisiens

Historical population of Samois-sur-Seine
(Source: Cassini[2] and INSEE 1 January 2009[3])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007
Population 1380 1373 1574 1574 1916 2236 2021 2062
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Literary reference[edit]

The town is mentioned in the 1954 novel Story of O as location of the mansion managed by Anne-Marie, a lesbian dominatrix. In 1978, the name Samois was adopted by a lesbian-feminist BDSM organisation based in San Francisco.

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  1. ^ 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"...
  2. ^ "Population avant le recensement de 1962". Cassini. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Recensement de la population au 1er janvier 2007". INSEE. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 

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