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Nice boutique

Beautiful abbey with a nice boutique in the basement, selling cheese and other food products mostly... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
San Francisco, California
Lovely Abbey

A beautiful place both inside and outside. We were sorry not to hear the Gregorian Chanting but... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Wilmot, NH
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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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All reviews gift shop gregorian chants du lac saint benoit beautiful architecture well worth a visit delicious cheese open to the public apple picking preserves blue cheese apple products louise penny food products small chapel religious articles award winning
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Beautiful abbey with a nice boutique in the basement, selling cheese and other food products mostly made in the monastery. Don't miss their cheese collections. They are really delicious and also inexpensive.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

A beautiful place both inside and outside. We were sorry not to hear the Gregorian Chanting but did avail ourselves of the shop with an amazing assortment of delicious cheese.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nhbumpy
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Though I am not very religious, I found the serene setting to be very restful. We attended 11:00 mass and the Gregorian chants were beautiful and absorbing, making one contemplative. We also stopped at the shop and bought some delicious chocolates and vinegar. It was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ann G
Reviewed 18 January 2018

On a day that was too cold to ski, we wandered about and came upon the Abbey. It's a wonderful and beautiful blend of old and new architecture. We were too late to attend a Mass; we will make the time next visit, especially to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Janette F
Reviewed 17 December 2017

On weekend vacation in Southern Quebec, my family and I visited the architectural beauty of Abbey de Saint Benoit. With the fall foliage background of early October, it appeared many others had the same idea since the traffic was heavy that Sunday. Parking in a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We went to a service to experience the Gregorian chants. Very moving experience in a beautiful setting. The area is idyllic. Pick up some cheese before you leave!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank gregg w
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a hidden gem in Quebec. We only found out about through a friend of ours. They recommended we go. We were not disappointed. The history and the story is interesting. The cheese that is made there is delicious as are the apples grown...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cottonelle
Reviewed 28 September 2017

One of the hidden gems of Canada, tucked away in the hills of Quebec. A fascinating history and story, and the cheeses are amazing. Whether or not you are on a spiritual journey, you will be touched by visiting here.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank firewalker130
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This abbey had a much more contemporary design than I think most would expect. It's a bit off the beaten path. So, for us, it probably wasn't worth the drive. We were really only there about 20 minutes. I think you can see prettier pictures...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We went to St Benedict Abbey to hear mass in Gregorian chant. The surrounding area is very beautiful and peaceful. The church is beautiful. There is an orchard offering apple picking which was cool. There is a boutique selling religious articles and products made by...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Stephen S
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Response from Matthew D | Reviewed this property |
Not Sure. We were only there on a Friday afternoon.
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Response from ToddandDenise | Reviewed this property |
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