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Refectory 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 secular buildings in the abbey are separate from the religious. The refectory was built in 1210 as is 50m long, allowing it to seat the 200 lay people from the surrounding parishes. It has a vaulted ceiling, high windows and doorways which were altered in the 18th...
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