Τhe Société astronomique de France (SAF), the French astronomical society, was founded in 1887 by Camille Flammarion (1842 – 1925). Flammarion’s objectives remain unchanged to this day: “to popularize the sciences of the Universe and to involve amateurs in their advancement.” In short, SAF promotes the development and practice of astronomy in all of its richness and diveristy. This covers multiple activities undertaken by numerous and active members of France’s oldest astronomical association. SAF is open to everyone. Although it is a French institution, it has always had a strong international dimension and many members are from other countries.