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Information on the content of the will is sent either by the notary entrusted with settling the succession or by the notary holding the will. The contact details can be provided by the notary holding the will. These latter can be located by making a search of the French Register of Wills, in particular via the European Network of Registers of Wills (ENRW).
The information contained in the will, and if necessary a copy of the will itself, can be sent to public authorities, legal professionals responsible for settling the succession, wherever they are located, and also, to any person with a legitimate interest. Evidence of this interest must be provided.
For the information contained in the will, or a certified copy of the will itself, to be communicated, the will must have been opened in accordance with the applicable rules of French law.
The information contained in the will and/or a copy of the will itself are sent by post or electronically.