Although France currently has a higher infection rate than the UK, it seems to remain very low in rural areas. My opinion is that if one lives in the countryside, avoids cities and careless cosmopomitans or international travellers, being in France is a fairly safe bet, certainly compared to the UK, where far more people seem to be ignoring basic precautions.
We live in a small village in the Aveyron, but have quite a wide circle of international friends within an hour’s drive and although the pandemic has been very active in France since March it is onlly last week that we learned of somebody we know being infected. Ironically, they live in the Cantal, which is still a low infection zone, but had just returned from visiting family in the UK.
Needless to say upon testing positive, they sent out a general warning to their entire circle, including us who they’ve not seen since Feb, Jan? Dec?..
In other words, I think it’s not a bad idea, unless you wish to visit a city and its restos, bars etc.