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Address: 1 rue Principale, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
Phone Number: 819 843 4080
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Beautiful and interesting but don't use this address!

the address listed here is wrong and caused us a lot of confusion - this address takes you to the center of Magog _a delightful town center ! to get to the Abby go on Chemin du... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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South Burlington, Vermont
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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

the address listed here is wrong and caused us a lot of confusion - this address takes you to the center of Magog _a delightful town center ! to get to the Abby go on Chemin du Peres The Abbey is very interesting , beautiful architecture. If you have read Louise Penny's mystery book A Beautiful Mystery you'll be surprised... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Abbey is impressive, but don't expect ancient architecture. The sanctuary is quite modern, but has a beautiful set of pipes for the organ. The highlight here is the cheese and wine made by the monks and sold in their gift shop downstairs.

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Sag Harbor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My sister and I had the privilege of staying here on our way back to the states from a stay in Quebec City. Oh, my goodness! We retreated overnight silently in our single rooms, ate silently in their dining room, listened silently in awe at the monks chanting Gregorian hymns at 4:30 a.m. A wonderful experience, a "heavenly" place.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Abbey is a patrimonial estate on the borders of the Memphremagog Lake in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The view is sublime and if you are looking for a quiet stroll and a very resourceful silent environment, you should really go there. They are welcoming men only for retreats but, not too far along the road, a monastery can... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We didn't know what to expect from this visit. We were able to visit the interior on our own. In the long corridor on the way to the chapel, there are many explanations with pictures describing the history and life here. We had a nice conversation in the bookstore with one of the monks.

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Montreal, Canada
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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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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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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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NH
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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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Address: 1 rue Principale, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
Phone Number: 819 843 4080
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Saint-Benoit-du-Lac

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