Stained glass window by Rene Billa in the dormitory of the lay brothers at Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide, Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Founded by the Viscount of Narbonne in 1093, Fontfroide linked to the Cistercian order in 1145. The artist Rene Billa, 1875-1944, created 4 windows in this room, using fragments of broken coloured glass from church or cathedral windows which had been bombed in World War One. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Stained glass window by Rene Billa in the dormitory of the lay brothers at Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide, Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Founded by the Viscount of Narbonne in 1093, Fontfroide linked to the Cistercian order in 1145. The artist Rene Billa, 1875-1944, created 4 windows in this room, using fragments of broken coloured glass from church or cathedral windows which had been bombed in World War One. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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