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What Is the French Foreign Legion?

The French Foreign Legion is a branch of the Armed Forces of France. It is comprised mostly of foreigners. It is richly steeped in mystery and tradition.

The legion was specifically created for foreign nationals wishing to serve in the French Armed Forces, but commanded by French officers. However, it is also open to French citizens, who amount to roughly 1/4 of all those who are in its ranks.

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Recent deployments of the French Foreign Legion include the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Guyana.

Join The French Foreign Legion

Many people wonder how you go about joining the french foreign legion. It's very simple. Buy a plane ticket to Paris or to Marseille. Once you arrive in Paris, ask a taxi to drive you to Fort de Nogent. Simply say “volontaire pour Legion” at the gate and you will be ushered in and given your instructions.

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