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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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Nice diversion

we diverted off our route to check out the abbey, nice architectual features but not much else to see. could not figure out how to access the church/chapel so our visit was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we diverted off our route to check out the abbey, nice architectual features but not much else to see. could not figure out how to access the church/chapel so our visit was limited to the outer hallway and an outbuilding. the gift shop has all the items made at the abbey, cheese, hard cider, etc. at reasonable prices. the few... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Building is architecturally interesting, but you are confined to a portion of the building and the side parking lot. I didn't have the photo opportunities I had hoped for. The rest of the property and much of the building is cloistered and you can't see the lake. Go there if you want to hear a chanted mass.

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Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a unique place, it is peaceful and beautiful. The services where the monks come out and pray are special and so peaceful, I believe it's a must see at least one time in your life. The landscape and area is amazing, the building is interesting and they have a store where they sell everything the monks make. I... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful church by the lake. Gregorian mass at 11am. Boutique/gift shop opens at 11:45. Nice local cheeses, cider made on the grounds. Chocolates and maple syrup from nearby sites.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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