This path lies in one of the many communal forests in France used for local recreation, hunting and firewood. Altogether, there are 11 000 local forest communes in France, accounting for 30 percent of all the communes in the country. They own about 3 million ha of forests currently 20 percent of the country's total forest area. The legislation governing French communal forests, is based on usage rights dating back to Roman times and to the Middle Ages.
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