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Saint Benedict Abbey
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 gift shop had many products made by the monks. The cheese was the best price here, versus other shops in the area and had the entire selection of their products.

Thank jeandexter
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"eastern townships"
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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 organist did a wonderful piece at the end. It was a joy to listen!

Thank Bourlingueur60
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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 building, the gift shop and a small chapel. There are delicious cheeses and other treats made by the monks down in the gift shop so be sure to buy some treats for yourselves and support the abbey in doing so. You could bring a picnic lunch and eat under the shady trees by the chapel on the hill. We didn’t have time for a guided tour but it’s something we would like to do next time! We had a stroller with our baby and we were able to get around easily except to get down to the gift shop. There isn’t an elevator but we were happy to leave the stroller upstairs and we just carried babe downstairs. It wasn’t a problem for us but definitely something to take note if you need accessibility access.

Thank mizdot
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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.

Thank Ellimac18
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