Office of the Mayor (La Mairie) of the place in which the event occurred
Some large cities have a number of districts, each with a mayor. The request will
be expedited if he/she can direct it to the proper district. However, the request
will be routed to the correct office only if it is addressed to the mayor of the city.
Include a self-addressed envelope.
French nationals born in foreign countries, including former colonies, can get birth
certificates by writing to:
Ministere des Affaires Etrangers
Direction Des Francais a l'Etranger et des Etrangers en France
Service Central de l'Etat Civil
44941 Nantes Cedex 09