I agree. Stay away from Paris, if that is what you mean about bad French driving. However for the most part the French are very considerate towards bikers. Large parts of rural France are deserted and with roads in considerably better nick than in the UK so personally I find France a fabulous place to ride.
I've riden through france a handful of times, always found south of Paris to be fairly quiet and nice to ride... more so if you come off the motorways and go through the towns and villages.... although a satnav may be required.