Foreign Legion information office: Lyon

The French Foreign Legion information office (smaller recruiting center) in Lyon is one of the recruiting centers of the Foreign Legion called PILE (Poste d’Information de la Légion Etrangère), where you can be enlisted in.

Usually, the center in Lyon should be open all year round, every working days and weekends, for 24 hours a day. That means, you can be enlisted in the Legion in this office every day of the year (including holidays). However, it’s better to go there between Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (09:00 to 17:00). Once you are allowed to enlist, free accommodation, free food and free clothing are immediately provided to you by the Legion.

The information office/recruiting center of Lyon belongs to the selection center in Aubagne. In Lyon, a new candidate/volunteer will pass his initial interview. Within 7 days, all enlisted candidates are provided with a free train ticket and sent to Aubagne, to join the main selection process.

Other information offices belonging to Aubagne are:

 

Address of the information office in Lyon

PILE Lyon
Quartier Général Frère
26 Avenue Leclerc
69998 LYON
Phone: (33) 04 37 27 26 50

 

Google Street View of the French Foreign Legion information office in Lyon

You can see Google Street View and a Google Maps location of the French Foreign Legion information office in Lyon here.

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NOTE: You have to walk alongside the French Army base “Quartier General Frere” (some 300 yards/meters to the right of the main gate to the base) until you reach a small gate with a Legion poster. See the photo and map below.

 

Google Maps location of the French Foreign Legion information office in Lyon

 

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The page was updated: January 08, 2021