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1. Essentials. (a) Marriage of French citizens abroad. Two articles of the Civil Code, Article 3, par. 3, and Article 170, contain e},.-press provisions applicable to the marriage of French citizens abroad. Article 3, par. 3, provides: "Laws relating to status and capacity of persons apply to French people even residing in foreign countries."

Article 170, as modified by the laws of November 29, 1901, and ·June 21, 1907, provides as follows: "A marriage contracted in a foreign country between French citizens or between a French citizen and a foreigner is valid if it has been celebrated in the manner followed in such country, provided it has been preceded by the publication required by Article 63, under the Title 'Certificates of Civil Status/ and provided the French citizen has not violated the provisions contained in the preceding chapter."

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