1. Roche as Saisnes, La
      la Roche as Sesnes, the Roche of Saxons

      This was a very strong castle of the Saxons, which, according to Le Livré d'Artus, was conquered by Arthur with the help of Ban and Bors. According to Lancelot it was conquered by Arthur with the help of Lancelot.

    2. Roche Bise, La
      La Roche Byse

      A town or a castle connected with Cristofies (Christopher of the Gray Rock), one of the knights who accompanied Arthur, Bors, and Ban to Carmelide.

    3. Roche de Sane, le Pas de la
      la Roche del Port Peri, la Roche Port de Peril

      A castle.

    4. Roche del Port, la
      la Roche del Port Peri, - Port de Peril

      A rock in the western sea to which Mordrains is carried.
      [See Perilous Rock, Port of]

    5. Roche Dure

      See Castle of the Hard Rock.

    6. Roche Flodomer, Rochelle au flot de mer

      A city. See La Rochelle.

    7. Roche Florie

      The home of Lorie, Gawain's fairy girlfriend.

    8. Roche, La
      le Chastel de la Roce, - Roche

      Built in the time of Vortigern, this castle was held in Arthur's time by the sorceress Camille.

      It had a gate near the water (or moat?). This gate closed by enchantment to all strangers, at least during Camille's tenure, and beyond it, the folk of the castle could not be harmed. This did not, however, prevent Lancelot from killing them when he got into the castle; perhaps he entered by another way, or perhaps the ring given him by the French Damsel of the Lake negated Camille's magic. La Roche was located twelve Scottish leagues from Arestueil (Arestel). Camille was at least half Saxon, and allied with the Saxons.

      Arestueil was apparently in Scotland, but where isn't discovered. It may be Glennie's Areclutha, the area between the Firth of Clyde and the River Clyde, just below the west end of the Antonine Wall. Possibly, but not necessarily, La Roche is Malory's Castle of the Hard Rock (Roche Dure). There may also be some connection here with Malory's Lady of the Rock, but it's doubtful.

      For an identification of Camille's castle, King's Knot is possibility:

      [A] singular, flat-surfaced mound within a series of enclosing embankments, which would appear to be of very great antiquity, and where, "in a sport called Knights of the Round Table, the Institutions of King Arthur were commemorated", at least, to the close of the Mediaeval Age.

      Stirling Castle, also called Snowdon Castle, King's Knot, or Arthur's Round Table, is at Stirling, near the mouth of the River Forth where it empties into the Firth of Forth.

      See also
      La Rochelle | The Legend of King Arthur
      Red Castle | The Legend of King Arthur

    9. Roche Lande

      A tournament was held here against Blanche Mores. Bangon participated.

    10. Roche Sabins
      Rogisabens, Roisawenz, Rosche Sabins

      Capital city of King Gramoflanz' land. [More]