Yes, "passeport" !
Rick got his French passeport today!!!
Ten days ago (yes, 10), Rick went to the mairie (aka Hôtel de Ville, or the mayor's office) here in Sète to ask about getting one. He had already filled in the form online, and had that and his photos and ID. He came away with an appointment for the next Monday, when he brought them all back. He got a tracking number, which showed on Wednesday that it was being processed. On Friday, he got a text message saying that he could pick it up at the mairie! So, Monday, he did! From appointment to waiting for pickup, it took 5 days!
Now to take it for a spin...