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Saint Benedict Abbey

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Address: Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Sherbrooke, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
Phone Number: 819 843 4080
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Awesome and quiet place

Saint Benedict Abbey is a wonderful place and a quiet place. The cheese sold at this store is so good. Inside the Abbey, it's a nice place to take great pictures. Please don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Saint Benedict Abbey is a wonderful place and a quiet place. The cheese sold at this store is so good. Inside the Abbey, it's a nice place to take great pictures. Please don't use your flash to not disturb people. If you are a traveler in Eastern Townships, you must go there.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a great place to go in the fall to pick apples in the orchard, and take in the fantastic view. You must buy the apple sauce they sell. it's great, no preservatives all natural.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a most unusual attraction to visit, an abbey where Benedictine monks are supposed to study largely in silence but also a place where the underground gift shop is humming as people flock to buy religious souvenirs as well as cheese, alcohol, chocolate and apples. I found the juxtaposition a tad unsettling and wish they had put the shop... More 

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Montreal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A friend suggested this stop. It was a wonderful setting and the shop was nice. Seemed a little bit like something from another world. Very nice visit.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Abbey was definitely the highlight of our trip to Magog and Sherbrooke. The grounds and the Abbey itself were beautiful. We were lucky enough to attend Prime, sung beautifully by the monks. We were transported to a spiritual place. Their gift shop is filled with cheeses, honey, and religious items. The honey was fabulous. Don't miss the Abbey if... More 

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Lisbon, NH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I have visited the Abbey twice and loved the buildings and the grounds. If you are in the vicinity of Magog, the abbey is only a short drive away - highly recommended.

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MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You step into a world of peace and tranquility here. Gorgeous grounds and buildings. A sense of calm pervades. Local monk made cheeses, wines, syrups, and other products available to enjoy in the shade of the Abbey listening to the bells and chants. Its nice to know people and places like this exist.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Readers of the series by Louise Penny will recognize the inspiration for "The Beautiful Mystery" in the abbey. Along the walls inside you'll learn the Abbey's history,and if you join a service or stand and listen you'll hear the chanted song of the monks. The gift shop includes a number of cheeses, along with some set out to taste. Smoked... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Abbey was an interesting place to visit. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. You can read about the history of the Abbey and the Monks. There is a store on site that sells religious objects as well as cheeses, jams, vinegars and apple sauces made by the Monks.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Go to the mass and listing the choir and the music. The place is beautifull and so peacefull. Nice place for a picnic with a store on place and around to buy food.

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