From the 1st July 2018 the French Government will introduce a reduced speed limit on countryside roads in an attempt to make their roads safer!! The limit will be reduced from 90 km/h to 80 km/h on all two-lane highways or more specifically on all secondary roads without a central reservation!
According to the Government this will be a 'two year trial' until 1st July 2020 after which further changes may be made depending on the effectiveness
of the trial.
National speed limits (unless otherwise stated) are: Auto-Routes (Motorways) 130km/h (80 mph) or 110km/h (69 mph) when raining, Dual carriageways 110 km/h (69 mph) or 100 km/h (62 mph) when raining, on single carriageway roads 90 km/h (56 mph) or 80 km/h (50 mph) when raining and in towns/villages 50 km/h (31 mph) or 30 km/h if indicated (18 mph).