The office of the Notaire we usually use is about 50 metres from our house, but I usually 'phone before going there.
She and her associate also have offices in another town nearby, where I dealt with them for a sale for a family member before I used them myself.
My emails there were answered immediately by their secretary.
I previously had Notaires who didn't reply to emails, so stopped using them.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956
Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!