The French state may refer to:
- The Republic of France (i.e. the state of France)
- Vichy FranceVichy FranceVichy France, Vichy Regime, or Vichy Government, are common terms used to describe the government of France that collaborated with the Axis powers from July 1940 to August 1944. This government succeeded the Third Republic and preceded the Provisional Government of the French Republic...
, 'French state' was the official name of the regime first directed by Philippe Pétain, explicitly opposed to the French Republic