French Foreign Legion (Legion Etrangere) during training - Enlisting in French Foreign Legion

To become a member of the famous French Foreign Legion, and to became legionnaire, the first thing is the motive or the will to what awaits you when you come there. All you need to know for enlisting in French Foreign Legion is available in this article. You can only log on French territory. Immediately upon arrival, you will be provided with suitable clothing, sleep and everything you need to test and verify whether you are the general and special conditions for access to the French Foreign Legion training.

The pre-selection is usually done in the recruiting offices across France while the main part of the selection process is carried out in the town of Aubagne near Marseille. That is the place where potential candidates for the French Foreign Legion undergo various psychological and physical tests, medical testing, and sports tests (Luc-Leger “navette”). If you are fit enough to complete all tests and French Foreign Legion accepts your nomination, the first contract you will sign will be on period for at least five years, while each subsequent conclusion of your choice for a period of six months to five years.

There is also an option for a contract of six months during training (for those under 18 years, the consent of both parents and the form can be found at the French embassy in Gendarmeries or outside France).

Some of the basic requirements in addition to those listed above and include the following three:

  • You must have valid ID (identification documents) – Passport or National Identity card and all other documents you might need
  • regardless of your marital status (single, married, divorced …) will be logged as a single
  • must be physically and mentally able to serve at various locations at all times
PHASE Information Duration







The French Foreign Legion Information Center 1 day
Reception Information
Opening the files on the application
Preselection 1-3 days
The Foreign Legion recruiting center (Paris Aubagne)
Confirmation of motivation Basic medical examination Finalizing the paper application
Signing of the contract (5 years)
Selection 1 to 10 days
The center for the recruitment and selection of the French Foreign Legion in Aubagne, Marseille
Psychometrical testing: logical tests, no special knowledge needed
Medical Examination Sports Tests Motivational and security interviews
Personality test (related to psycho tests)
Signature and download the contract of service (5 years). 7 days

french foreign legion enlistment - RECRUITMENT

Instructional program legion

PHASE Basic training regiment 4tom foreign legion stranger Duration







Introductory training.Introduction to military life. Outdoor and field activities.Brotherhood. In the tradition of the Foreign Legion. 4 weeks
March “Képi Blanc” and promotions. 1 week
Technical and practical training (field training) 3 weeks
Mountaineering training (Chalet at Formiguière in the French Pyrenees) 1 week
Technical and practical training (field training) 2 weeks
And obtaining elemental tests: technical certificate (CTE) 1 week
March, which marks the end of basic training 1 week
School management light trucks 1 week
Return to Aubagne before schedule the regiment 1 week
Answering to one of the 11 regiments legion

If you are the one, who decided to enlist in French Foreign Legion, we wish you good luck and a great time. It will change your life, for sure.