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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 architecture

Very reverent, but friendly and historical. Complete history of the abbey is very interesting. sustained by their orchard and dairy. I purchadd lots of gournet goidies to gring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very reverent, but friendly and historical. Complete history of the abbey is very interesting. sustained by their orchard and dairy. I purchadd lots of gournet goidies to gring home.

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Webster, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We drove down the west side of the lake to the abbey, which is about twenty minutes from Magog where we were staying. The abbey is a modern building but beautiful. Along one corridor, there is a history of the abbey and the Benedictine order. Be sure to read all of it. It is in both English and French. At... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Today we visited the Abbey and found it to be inspirational. We had missed midday mass so returned in the evening for vespers and a compline. It was worth the second visit. We also did exceptionally well at the gift store buying cheese, jams, cider, and chocolate.

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Thank Kathy R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The Abbey is spectacular on beautiful Lake Memphramagog. The chapel is impressive, interesting architecture. The monks made cheeses, chocolate and other products that are available for sale

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Thank Sheila F
Lafayette, Louisiana
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
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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Thank Dale H
Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 8 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 23 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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