My wife (Canadian) just got a récépissé for her Carte de Séjour application. The agent told us she cannot travel until she receives her CdS!
Unfortunately we already booked a trip to North America for the week before our appointment, and we cannot delay that trip.
Can we get into any trouble when we re-enter France? We will carry our marriage certificate with us (I am EU citizen).
What I am more concerned about: could we have an issue at the Prefecture appointment afterwards if they see (e.g. from a passport stamp) that we left the country while waiting for the CdS?
I asked an earlier question on this topic, but now the situation is more specific.
(Added info: at the time of our re-entry, we will have spent less than 90 days in Schengen and only about 40 days in France. When I mentioned the upcoming trip to the agent, she basically advised to not show the récépissé at the border and not get a passport stamp, or otherwise she said we'd have to start the whole process over...)