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“Serene”

Saint Benedict Abbey
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 to be expected. Orchards and views abound.

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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 blue cheese. The large box has a delicious assortment and a lot of cheese for the price.

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Magnificent grounds and architecture. The story of the monks who live and work here is very interesting. Free parking, no admission fee. The gift shop is a must. Candy, cheeses, books (in French and some in English) and assorted religious knickknacks. If I lived near this place I would be loading up on their made-in-house cheeses.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

The Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac is a group of large, imposing buildings but only the church and the store are open to the public (as could be expected). However it is definitely worth seeing. Try to go when there is a mass being said - the schedule is on their website. Even if you are not Catholic, you are welcome to attend and take part in the feelings of peace and harmony.
While you're there - definitely visit their store and buy some of the cheeses made by the monks. The blue cheese is highly recommended. There are also various jams and preserves made by the monks as well.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

We wanted to hear the monks sing Gregorian chant but we were late and missed that. The grounds and spectacular view of the lake surely made up for the minor disappointment. The building itself was so quiet inside. So much history. And then we went to the shop downstairs. Besides the usual memorabilia you would find. in a church, we were treated to a large assortment of cheeses that were made at the. abbey. Good experience.

Thank Tony M
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