If you need a translator, then there will be legalise translators in France, employ one.
Having your own notaire, boff, they are paper pushers in France,
they get the paperwork prepared, and sort the taxes out, sometimes in
their own sweet time, others are efficient. And you will never know
which is good, inefficiency is just a risk one takes. My feeling is that all Notaires feel that their responsibility is to the state and neither side of the sale.
It is the taxes that make them so expensive. Arm and a leg they are.
And that paperwork, well, there are pages and pages of it, and things like rights of way etc are skimmed over without a thought, when these things can be, at best, more or less fine, and worst a nightmare to deal with.
The only thing that our notaire, because we naively believed that we should have our own, was interested in, was reiterating at least a dozen times was that I should not peg washing out at the front of the house! My neighbours on our little estate did just that with the same paperwork, but I never did and never would have done. No idea if they had been told the same when they bought, but it was on the paperwork.
The rights of way were too....... and if it were mentioned at all was so quick that neither of us caught it.......and that certainly created problems over the years...... and since we sold has created awful problems for my old neighbours and our buyer.
So hire a legal translator, although at this point in the proceedings, even if something was wrong and you have paid your deposit, I cannot help but wonder how you could get out of the sale.