The château in Provence where winemaking Foreign Legion vets retire

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The Domaine Capitaine Danjou, an estate of vinyards and olive groves close to Aix-en-Provence, is home to 80 veterans of the French army's elite Foreign Legion in need of convalescence, rehabilitation or simply a roof over their heads, where they regularly produce around 200,000 bottles of wine per year.

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Deep in the Provençal countryside, veterans of the Foreign Legion are spending their twilight years making wine and olive oil, reports The Sunday Times.