Definition of French roof in English:
A mansard roof.
- It was two stories high with a French roof and the rooms had exceptionally high ceilings.
- The building then acquired its Neo-Renaissance form with characteristic, ornamented gables sheltering the French roofs of the middle and edge tracts.
- The view from Johnston Terrace and the Castle Esplanade were considered important, and the high French roofs were intended to make a picturesque contribution to the city skyline.