All I can find is that it looks a little like a Beretta of the same era, holds nine (9) shots in its magazine, and isn't worth very much ($250.00, in perfect condition).
I believe it to be a straight-blowback, unlocked action, which is OK for the cartridge it fires.
Its safety is in a very awkward position for self-defense concealed carry.
The manufacturer provided sidearms to the French military. I don't know whether it's a government-owned or privately-owned business, though. I also don't know whether the company still exists.
A phone call or letter to the nearest French Consulate will get you more information. The actual company name is "Manufacture d'Armes des Pyrenees," of Hendaye (I believe), France.