Fest Jazz 2013
Châteauneuf du Faou, Brittany Fri 26th - Sun 28th July
'Fest-Jazz' which takes place between 26th - 28th July returns for its 9th edition this year. Taking place on the banks of the beautiful River Aulne in the picturesque Breton town of Châteauneuf-du-Faou, Fest Jazz has a fantastic atmosphere with a mix of generations enjoying the music and dancing, the scenery, and of course, the food and the wine...
Special weekend ferry crossing plus ticket offer
Brittany Ferries have once again teamed up with the event organisers to offer a special weekend ferry offer including reduced entry to the festival simply on production of your Brittany Ferries travel ticket.
|Car (5m long x 1.83m high) plus two passengers||£175 return|
|Additional passengers in vehicle||£20 return|
|Plymouth - Roscoff||Thurs 25th 20:45 (cabins available)|
Fri 26th 08:00 or 23:00 (reserved seats only)
|Portsmouth - St Malo||Thurs 25th & Fri 26th 20:15 (reserved seats only)|
|Roscoff - Plymouth||Mon 29th 08:30|
|St Malo - Portsmouth||Mon 29th 10:45|
|Other routes available on return leg. On board accommodation extra. Supplements apply for larger/ overheight vehicles. All times shown are local time.|
|Friday||11€ per person (instead of 14€)|
|Saturday||10€ per person(instead of 12€)|
|Sunday (On the day)||19€ per person (instead of 22€)|
|Sunday (On reservation)||15€ per person (instead of 17€)|
|Weekend Stroller (Fri, Sat & Sun)||34€ per person (instead of 39€)|
|Simply present your Brittany Ferries Ticket when you pick up or buy your tickets to claim these prices. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the entry to the festival or at the Office de Tourisme, Place Ar Segal, 29520 Châteauneuf-du-Faou. Tel 02 98 81 83 90. The Tourist Office will also give advice about accommodation. Reserve tickets in advance by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org|
About Fest Jazz
The festival's big pluses are the breathtaking riverside site, where the acts are spread over four stages all within easy walking distance, and the choice of programme, designed to be popular, dynamic and appeal to all generations. The wonderful mix of ages in the crowd shows that the policy -"Woodstock rather than conservatoire"- works. There is a basis of traditional New Orleans, but the international line-up takes in blues, swing, and Django Reinhart style "manouche".
Apart from the music, the festival boasts international cuisine (including curry!), real ale (from central Brittany's own Coreff brewery) and a brilliant ambiance. While seeking out the best musicians currently making waves, the festival also boasts a youth policy. Some of its former young discoveries, like internationally respected trumpeter Malo Mazurie, voted Europe's Best Young Jazz Musician in 2008 and who first played in Chateauneuf as a 13-year-old, come back year after year just to be part of the atmosphere.
Getting there and accommodation
Chateauneuf du Faou is easily accessible by ferry from either Plymouth-Roscoff (1h 10 minutes from the port) or Portsmouth -St. Malo (2hr 15). A wide range of accommodation is available in the area : chambres d'hote (B & B); gîtes, hotels, and right on the festival's doorstep, the campsite which welcomes camping cars as well as tents. The Tourist Office in the town can give advice about accommodation tel: 02 98 81 83 90.
To find out more about the festival visit www.fest-jazz.com
Brittany Ferries conditions of booking and carriage apply together with additional conditions specific to these offers including full payment with booking by debit or credit card only. A credit card charge will apply. No charge for debit cards. No refund when cancelled by client. Amendments charged at £25. New bookings only. Fares are valid for travel as described and as shown per ticket. The applicable single or return fare shall apply and the Availability is from a limited and variable allocation. Certain peak dates may be excluded. A passport is required for travel and visas where applicable for non-EU citizens. Details are correct at the time of going to print but can be subject to change.
Photo credits: Jocelyn Lecocq and Jean-Pierre Schwartz.