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Postby David Girard » Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:45 am

I don't understand, Jojo.
A château and a castle is the same thing for me. :?

But you are true when you say that name change in many country. In one of my catalog (canadian catalog 1988) the set 6074 is called "Falcon Crest Castle".
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Postby lemon_squeezer2 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:41 pm

David Girard wrote:I don't understand, Jojo.
A château and a castle is the same thing for me. :?


A château is more of a residence or a place where noble might live. Many châteaus were actually redesigned castles. Castles were usually built for the sole purpose of defence.
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Postby Kev » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:50 pm

I always thought of the red gate as being made of brick, while the rest is of stone. I think it was fairly common for castles to have portions made of both brick and stone. I also thought of the black interior door as being made of iron, as opposed to the black door used in 6080 - which is thinner and more "woodlike."
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Postby David Girard » Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:06 pm

Ok Lemon squeezer.

It's just because In french Château is the same as Castle in English.
And Chateau in English is also Château in French.

I didn't know the word chateau exist in English...
How do you pronounce it ?
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Postby wlister » Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:18 pm

Chateau is pronounced Sha-toe in English. :D

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Postby David Girard » Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:54 pm

Thanks Will. :wink:
Almost like in French.
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Postby Jyp » Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:17 am

I didn't know the word (I am French).

By definition, a chateau is “a feudal castle or fortress” as well as “a vineyard estate.” Fittingly, the word usually conjures up a vision of some magnificent fairy tale castle in the Loire Valley of France, or a sprawling landscape of perfectly aligned vineyard rows bursting with wine grapes.

http://www.montelena.com/show/xmlsite/xml-standard.xml/xsl-subpage.xsl/start_id-kgkmmcndonmofmjmhfcpebhfmdhfpleggciipcoi/category-meet_us/
A chateau or château (plural chateaux or châteaux - French for castle) is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of gentry, usually French.

[size=9]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateau

The first explanation seems to be rather about French castles which ware not fortresses.
The second one is about our BFF, as lemon_squeezer2 wrote.
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