Metropolitan France contains a total of of tree coverage, with considered to be forestry by the National Forest Inventory (IFN). Of those , consist of leafy forests while the remaining consist of evergreen forests.
The majority of forestry in French overseas departments is found in French Guiana, which contains of forests.
of forests in France are publicly owned, with the remaining being privately owned. Two-thirds of privately owned forests are larger than , and 48% are larger than .
The largest forests in France by region are as follows: