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Saint Benedict Abbey

1 rue Principale, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
+1 819-843-4080
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Holy Cheeses!

Stopped here with a group of friends while in the Eastern Townships. We took the guided tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matthew D
A wonderful side trip, and great culinary gift shop

On our way back to Maine from Quebec, we saw a recommendation to come here. It was well worth it... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
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1 rue Principale, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
+1 819-843-4080
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here with a group of friends while in the Eastern Townships. We took the guided tour ($12/adult), which gave us a nice overview of the history of the abbey. I would say that while the abbey is wonderful, the tour is a poor value....More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On our way back to Maine from Quebec, we saw a recommendation to come here. It was well worth it for the setting as a functional abbey and the unusual architecture, since it was built in the 20th century. The cheeses made on site are...More

1  Thank Docmartin52
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It's a nice Abbey within a beautiful countryside. It's definitely worth a trip. If you get there by the right time you can take part in a worship. Which is obviously in French. It's also possibleto buy cheese produced by the monks.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are a fan of Art Deco or of unique churches, do not miss this site. There is also a charming abbey store where they sell all of the products made by the monks at the abbey - honey, chocolate, cheese and much more....More

Thank Ria R
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was a stop following the Eastern Townships Louise Penny tour. The surprise is that this is a relatively recent building but with a classic feel. The lovely building is in a beautiful setting. We were fortunate to be there when the monks were singing...More

Thank Kicking70
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We arrived just in time for midday eucharist. Though we are not Catholics and did not understand a word of the service, the service was an awesome experience of beauty, connecting us something greater than ourselves. Renewal as good as any massage or therapy session...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

It's an impressive place. Decorated like the 60's, it's meticulously maintained. Clean, quiet with enough english/french descriptions of life in the abbey. What it takes to become a monk. You get to self reflect on life. It was nice. They produce fruit and its products...More

1  Thank pw0867
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Even with a couple of tour buses and parking lots full during peak fall colours, the chapel was practically empty so was a good place to reflect. We were surprised that the store that sells the wine, cheese etc...was open 7 days a week and...More

Thank cbaarch
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was a lovely stop. This Benedictine Monastery is lovely and provides a quiet spot for reflection during one's holiday. It is an interesting structure with lots of historical/cultural information about the order. The 35 monks in residence have a shop there where they sell...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Abbey itself is a beautiful place to visit on its own, but if you go in the fall, you will enjoy the beautiful drive as the Autumn foliage fill your visual senses with pleasure. We had the banana bread and jams from the gift...More

Thank Wilbur M
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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