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French Foreign Legion basic training

Basic training is conducted in the 4th Foreign Regiment with a duration of 15 weeks:

  • Initial training of 4 weeks - initiation to military lifestyle; outdoor and field activities; learning legion traditions.
  • March "Képi Blanc" and graduation ceremony - 1 week.
  • Technical and practical training (alternating with barracks and field training) - 3 weeks.
  • Mountain training (Chalet at Formiguière in the French Pyrenees) - 1 week.
  • Technical and practical training (alternating barracks and field training) - 2 weeks.
  • Examinations and obtaining of the elementary technical certificate (CTE) - 1 week.
  • March ending basic training - 1 week.
  • Light vehicle / trucks school - 1 week.
  • Return to Aubagne before reporting to the assigned regiment - 1 week.

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