Why not 'palais'?

CharlesC1Kwiziq community member

Why not 'palais'?

Can we not translate 'palace' by 'palais'?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Charles, 

Even Versailles ( my home turf) is called :

Le château de Versailles

we also talk of

'les châteaux de la Loire" ...


TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I think they say that in France if the palace is in the countryside it's a chateau; if it's in the city (like the Tuileries) it's a palais...

Why not 'palais'?

Can we not translate 'palace' by 'palais'?

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