A close-up on: the promulgation of the French Code Civil, 21 March 1804

Comprising 36 laws and 2,281 articles, arranged in three parts consecrated to people, goods and property, written in a clear and concise style so as to avoid any ambiguity, the Code civil was “a body of laws designed to direct and fix social, familial and commercial relations betwen men of the same city”.

Le Code Civil des Français 1804 © Fondation Napoléon