What are large houses in France called?
The word château is a French word that has entered the English language, where its meaning is more specific than it is in French. The French word château denotes buildings as diverse as a medieval fortress, a Renaissance palace and a fine 19th-century country house.
What are French apartments called?
A pied-à-terre (French pronunciation: [pjetaˈtɛʁ], plural: pieds-à-terre; French for “foot on the ground”) is a small living unit, e.g., apartment or condominium, usually located in a large city some distance away from an individual’s primary residence.