Are potential legionnaires walking up to the gates somewhat of a tourist attraction?

#1
Just shooting the shit here. Standing there, as a tourist, looking at the gates of Fort de Nogent, simply out of one's own curiosity. Out of nowhere, up comes this lone male, aged 20-40, with a bag on his shoulder. He looks to you, nods, and continues walking toward the gates, to then be greeted by the Legion guard, and allowed in.
I can imagine that might be quite a sight to see, at least for somebody who is aware of the Legion and what it is. Is that such a daily occurrence that a tourist can actually see that happen?
 
#2
Just shooting the shit here. Standing there, as a tourist, looking at the gates of Fort de Nogent, simply out of one's own curiosity. Out of nowhere, up comes this lone male, aged 20-40, with a bag on his shoulder. He looks to you, nods, and continues walking toward the gates, to then be greeted by the Legion guard, and allowed in.
I can imagine that might be quite a sight to see, at least for somebody who is aware of the Legion and what it is. Is that such a daily occurrence that a tourist can actually see that happen?
Dunno about daily, but you can see 3 EVs at the gate on Google street view (Aug 2015 image).
 

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#3
Just shooting the shit here. Standing there, as a tourist, looking at the gates of Fort de Nogent, simply out of one's own curiosity. Out of nowhere, up comes this lone male, aged 20-40, with a bag on his shoulder. He looks to you, nods, and continues walking toward the gates, to then be greeted by the Legion guard, and allowed in.
I can imagine that might be quite a sight to see, at least for somebody who is aware of the Legion and what it is. Is that such a daily occurrence that a tourist can actually see that happen?
Wise up kkiller. Do you think that FdN is between the Eiffel tower and the Louvre museum?
 
#6
Just shooting the shit here. Standing there, as a tourist, looking at the gates of Fort de Nogent, simply out of one's own curiosity. Out of nowhere, up comes this lone male, aged 20-40, with a bag on his shoulder. He looks to you, nods, and continues walking toward the gates, to then be greeted by the Legion guard, and allowed in.
I can imagine that might be quite a sight to see, at least for somebody who is aware of the Legion and what it is. Is that such a daily occurrence that a tourist can actually see that happen?
Depends what rocks your boat buddy my advise don’t weare a over coat as dry cleaning won’t remove the spunk 😎
 
#8
I can imagine that might be quite a sight to see, at least for somebody who is aware of the Legion and what it is.
Seriously, I've been to Fort de Nogent, and there are no tourists hanging around the gates to spot potential recruits. All the tourists are at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, not at a little known suburb called Fourtenay-sous-Bois. Even the residents around Fort de Nogent don't give a damn about anybody coming or going out of the Fort.
 
#9
Seriously, I've been to Fort de Nogent, and there are no tourists hanging around the gates to spot potential recruits. All the tourists are at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, not at a little known suburb called Fourtenay-sous-Bois. Even the residents around Fort de Nogent don't give a damn about anybody coming or going out of the Fort.
Figures as much. I was just curious. I didn't realize Fourtenay-sous-Bois was that far off from the heart of Paris. On google maps it doesn't look more than a few neighborhoods away. I thought maybe out of the thousands of tourists that come to Paris a year, that at least a few might make their way to Fort De Nogent out of their own curiosity. Just military enthusiast types taking a little side trip for the afternoon or something.
 
#10
I didn't realize Fourtenay-sous-Bois was that far off from the heart of Paris. On google maps it doesn't look more than a few neighborhoods away.
You've never been to Fort de Nogent, have you? It's 14 kilometres away from the Eiffel Tower.

(Good thing only sergents are permitted to use maps and not légionnaires.)
 

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