Régiments d'infanterie

The king owns a number of infantry regiments, paid for out of the royal tax revenues, to provide security for the kingdom. Four regiments, known as les vieux corps (literally “the old bodies”), can trace their origins to the companies of King Henri II early in the sixteenth century and together with a fifth standing regiment form the core of the royal infantry.

Additional regiments are owned by contractors. Les petits vieux, ranking just behind les vieux corps in precedence, are composed of companies with more than a decade of service to the crown. The remaining regiments in present service were raised during the recent campaigns.

Les Vieux Corps— Les Petits Vieux—
  • Régiment de Rambures
  • Régiment Bourbonnais
  • Régiment Auvergne
  • Régiment de Sault
  • Régiment de Nettancourt
Additional infantry regiments—
  • Régiment de Poitou
  • Régiment de Lyonnais
  • Régiment de Ménillet

Régiments d'infanterie

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