The craziest laws in France
In this article, we will speak about the most weird french laws and in that way we will understand and learn more about the french history and culture. Why you can't called your pig Napoleon? When the women got the right to wear trousers? How you can mary a dead person? These are some question which we will answer in this article!
One way to meet and understand better your host country‘s culture and lifestyle is the legislation. The national rules show us the values, the needs, the history and the social evolution of the country. A favor to this fact, in the following lines, we will mention the most bizarre laws in France and the special conditions under which they have been born.
According to the law since 1990, it’s forbidden to kiss someone in train station.
The raison for this is not because the French hate the kisses but in opposite direction they kiss all the time their friends, their family and also their colleagues. So, the goal of this law is to avoid the route’s delays.
The property of a real estate being the property of the ‘up and the down’ space, which means that the air space can also be used as well as the subterranean space. More other, If you are adventurous and you would like to search in the formidable adventure of the gas search, you will find that you will benefit from a state authorization to do.
It’s forbidden to die in Cugneaux
Cugneaux, the charming commune of Haute – Garonne, is not a fan of unpredictable mortals. In November 2007, Mr Philippe Guerin received a municipal interdisciplinary order according to ‘the people who want to ‘have a place’ in Cugneaux’s cemetery have to reserved it before their death in order to have access to the grave. Also he mentioned that ‘offenders will be severely punished for their acts’. To tell the truth I can not understand the kind of the sanctions.
Mum and Dad can oppose their child’s marriage.
According to article 173 of the Civil Code, the father and the mother (in the absence of the parents the grandparents may oppose the marriage of their children). That’s happen in order to avow to oppose the union of one of his children : enough to make relations with his daughter in law or his son in law.
The mosquitoes have been barred in Briollay
Why to use mosquito repellent, when you can to ban the mosquitoes by a simple decree? Since July 2018, the mayor of Briollay has decided to ban mosquitoes in his town. The decree was adopted and posted throughout the city the next day. A chance for the citizens of the Briollay : No more mosquitoes in the night.
UFOs are not allowed to land in Chateauneuf du Pape
A law put in place by the mayor in the 1950s to reassure the inhabitants of his town and which is still in force because it is part of the history of the city
In France you can marry with a dead person
Yes, it’s true! You can marry a dead person with the permission of the President and you can decide that 2 years after his/her death. No comments!
If your hen escapes to your neighbor’s house, then that hen will belong to him, along with her eggs.
In that case, the state let the hens to choose their masters.
In France, it is strictly forbidden to call your pig Napoleon.
This measure was obviously intended not to tarnish the image of the Emperor, the pig being an animal associated with waste and the world of the farm. But you can always call him Augustus, Caesar or Charlemagne! Of course, this is a old law for which we understand the emperor’s interventionism.
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., French radio stations are obliged to broadcast at least 70% of French music
In this way, they promote the French music industry, and the French state have been accused that increase the radio stations’ liberty.
Until 2012, any woman wishing to dress as a man had to request official authorization from the Prefecture of Police.
When we say ‘dress like a man’ it means to wear trousers, which in the past it was man’s symbol and only the men wore. Finally, this is what the law demanded, which obviously no one respected until 2012. But why its took to French too much to change this law? A excuse to change that, it was that in the professional sector the women was cordoned off to wear the men’s uniforms.