Saméon is a village of some 1,000 inhabitants located in the Departement of Nord in the North East of France. It is approximately 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of the large city of Lille and very close to the Belgian border. To see a map of the village follow the link here - you can zoom in or out with the + and - controls.

The village is quite rural and the main activity of the village is farming. Many of the inhabitants work away from the village in the larger towns, or in Lille or Paris. Connections by road and rail are excellent from Lille to many other regions of France.Apart from our twinning link Saméon already had a connection to Great Britain. In the Great War of 1914 - 1918 there was much fighting in that area and six British soldiers fell in battle there. They are buried in the graveyard of the church in the village where their graves are very well looked after by the sexton. There is also a war memorial, likewise well-tended, and our soldiers are always remembered on Liberation Day.

A few years back our bi-annual visit happened to coincide with the Liberation Day celebrations and we attended a moving ceremony for our fallen countrymen where wreaths were laid on all their graves. Saméon is proud to be the custodians of these six comrades in arms.
You will find some of photographs of Saméon and its environs on the Photos page and you can look at the French Saméon webpage .