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Caiam, Came

Caen is a city located in the northwestern part of France, in the region of Normandy. It’s situated approximately 15 kilometers inland from the English Channel.

The name that King Arthur bestowed upon the former city of Chinon to honor Kay, who had died in the Roman war and was buried there. The city is real, and lies in northwest France.

The Church of Saint-Pierre (Église Saint-Pierre) began to be built in the thirteenth century and continued for several decades. In the church there are two scenes from Arthurian legends:

  1. Lancelot crossing the Sword Bridge
  2. Gawain on the Perilous Bed

See also
Lancelot crossing the Sword Bridge |

Brut | Layamon, late 12th century to mid-13th century
Alliterative Morte Arthure | c. 1400