Previously, the legion was not stationed in mainland France except in wartime. Until 1962, the Foreign Legion headquarters was located in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria. Today, some units of the Légion are in Corsica or overseas possessions (mainly in French Guiana, guarding Guiana Space Centre), while the rest are in the south of mainland France. Current headquarters is in Aubagne, France, just outside Marseille.
1st Foreign Regiment (1e RE), based in Aubagne
2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI), based in Nîmes
4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), based in Castelnaudary (training)
1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1e REC), based in Orange, Vaucluse (armoured troops)
1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1e REG), based in Laudun
2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG), based in St Christol
2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP), based in Calvi, Corsica
French Overseas Territories and Overseas Collectives
3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI), based in French Guiana
Foreign Legion Detachment in Mayotte (DLEM)
13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (13 DBLE), based in United Arab Emirates, formerly in Africa (Djibouti).