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Palace or Castle

Fleur Delacour called it the Palace of Beauxbatons, but Pottermore says it is a castle. So, what sort of building is the school in?--Rodolphus (talk) 17:18, January 24, 2014 (UTC)

Pottermore calls it a château. Wikipedia says the following:
"The word château is also used for castles in French, so where clarification is needed, the term château fort is used to describe a castle, such as Château fort de Roquetaillade. Care should be taken when translating the word château into English. It is not used in the same way as "castle", and most châteaux are described in English as "palaces" or "country houses" rather than "castles". For example, the Château de Versailles is so called because it was located in the countryside when it was built, but it does not bear any resemblance to a castle, so it is usually known in English as the Palace of Versailles."
It would seem that this is a similar case, and Beauxbatons is indeed a Palace (in the more common acception of the term). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 17:28, January 24, 2014 (UTC)

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