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I have never been to a working monestary so really enjoyed the experience. The grounds are pretty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beautiful and Serene with Great Shop

We always visit the Abbey when in the area. The location and architecture are beautiful. do not... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Falmouth, MA
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Rue Principale, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
+1 819-843-4080
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a pleasant experience. We went in time to sit during the service which was very nice.and it was The surroundings outside are tranquil and lovely. Went in October but I think summer would be the best time. The service was sung in a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been to a working monestary so really enjoyed the experience. The grounds are pretty and the shop sells produce that is made by the monks.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We always visit the Abbey when in the area. The location and architecture are beautiful. do not miss the tiled passageway. There is also an excellent shop selling products made by the brothers, especially their cheese.

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a small, beautiful abbey right by Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, with incredible views (especially in autumn) and a great gift shop that includes the wonderful cheese made by the Brothers. Worth going out of your way for. Peaceful, serene, gorgeous.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 19 September 2018

What a gorgeous monastery in such an outstanding location of natural beauty. Learn about the history of the monks who lives here. They produce honey and cheese and both are available in their gift shop. Learn about the stages of the construction of the monastery...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We visited recently and found the Abbaye not only beautiful, but also informative. We learned about the history of the Abbaye and the monks. We were able to time our visit to include the chants, which lasted about 30 minutes and was very relaxing. The...More

Thank jeandexter
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We stopped at the Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac. The main chapel is a modern structure seemingly based on a mediaeval gothic church. It is interesting, but cold. The Gregorian Chant was beautiful, but the size of the church and large attendance swallowed up the sound. The...More

Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We drove out to see the abbey while staying in Magog on recommendation from a friend. Most of the abbey is private and closed to the public to respect the lifestyle of prayer and serenity of the monks. We were able to visit the main...More

Thank mizdot
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely monastery in a serene setting. Free with tours available and rooms to stay if interested. Great fifities tile work and very recent addition. Well worth a stop and the gift shop has cheeses, jams, etc. Much of the monastery is closed to visitors, but...More

1  Thank cubbyv
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Fans of Louise Penny's books will recognize the Abbey from one of her books. It is a beautiful and very modern Abbey. Be sure to go to the shop and buy some of the fabulous cheese that the monks make. My favorite was the smoked...More

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HÔTELLERIE “On recevra comme le Christ lui-même tous les hôtes qui surviendront, car lui-même doit dire un jour : “J’ai demandé l’hospitalité et vous m’avez reçu” (Matthieu 25,35). Règle de saint Benoît, ch. 53. L’hôte peut... More