My wife and I were in France in late September and early October (our first visit); rented a car for part of the visit; and just today (Jan. 25, 2020) received notice of two different speeding tickets. Of course the notices are in French and I have no competence in reading or speaking French. It appears that the fine would be 45 Euros per ticket if paid within 46 days of the issuance of the tickets; but the fine would be 68 Euros if paid before 76 days had expired.
I accept the legitimacy of the tickets and would like to make payment online using a credit card, but don't know how to address the fact that the tickets were not received in a timely way. Any suggestions on how best to handle this would be appreciated. I'll pay the 68 Euros per ticket before I'll go to too much trouble to address the late notice issue.