A new opportunity for a new life ...


Whatever your origins, nationality or religion might be, whatever qualifications you may or may not have, whatever your social or professional status might be, whether you are married or single, the French Foreign Legion offers you a chance to start a new life...


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Join the 7699 legionnaires and non-commissioned officers hailing from 136 different countries, including France. Build yourself an exceptional future in which “honour” and “fidelity” are fundamental values.


The French Foreign Legion today

A total strength of 7699 men, made up of 413 officers, 1741 N.C.O.S. and 5545 legionnaires divided into 11 regimental formations.


Be a part of the news that makes the headlines !

By joining the French Foreign Legion, you are sure to be a part of the news that makes the headlines either in France on manoeuvres, or on external operations in French territories abroad... (French Guyana, New Caledonia, Mayotte, la Reunion, the French West Indies...)


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External operations

Whether restoring or keeping the peace, or exercising crowd control, the Legion has been able to adapt to all situations in all theatres of conflict (the Gulf War of 1990-1991; Kampuchea, Somalia in 1992-1993; Rwanda in 1994; Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia in 1993 to 2003; Central African Republic in 1996...).


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Today, the legionnaires are engaged in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Chad, the Ivory Coast and anywhere else they might be needed by France.


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The legionnaire's code of honor guides him wherever he may be asked to serve, in France or on operations abroad.