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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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Such a beautiful hallway leading to the main church. The information on the illustrate pictures was very informative regarding the founding of the Abbey and how it functions. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lesrobling
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Port Hope, Canada
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Port Hope, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful hallway leading to the main church. The information on the illustrate pictures was very informative regarding the founding of the Abbey and how it functions. A service was in progress and the chants were spiritually influential.

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Thank lesrobling
Lakeshore, Canada
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at Manoir Hovey, we decided on rainy day to visit Saint-Benoit-du-Lac in the Eastern Townships and a short ride away. The drive was lovely and we met a very helpful man who was a mapmaker for the province of Quebec who got us there quickly. Be careful to take the right exit if going through the roundabouts near... More 

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Thank ToddandDenise
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of this visit for us is the architecture, it's so beautiful. There is a small boutique where you can buy cider, cheese, jams and other souvenirs. It's really a place worth visiting.

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Thank qingchen_2005
Turners Falls, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a quick ride out to the Abbey while staying in Vale Perkins. The grounds are pretty, the building itself is nice enough. The highlight was the cheese and cider made there. The cheese is rich and buttery, and the cider was good as well. The visit is very short. We stayed a bit for the vespers service -... More 

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Thank Ivannapetapooch
Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Was fortunate enough to assist the lunch service with the beautiful singing from the monks. Bought some cider, chocolat and tapenade. Everything made by the monks and it was delicious! A nice getaway!

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Thank Rachel H
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Abbey is eady to find and has plenty of parking. The architecture is exquisite and well worth the visit to see. There is a self guided tour, a beautiful chapel and a well stocked, large store featuring cider, cheese, jams and many food products made at the Abbey. The selection is excellent and the prices are reasonable. You can... More 

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Gatineau, QC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I love the shop in the basement of the abbaye. The selection of cheese, cider, chocolate and jams is quite excellent. All products are made in-house with reasonable prices. A must-stop.

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Thank Boutip
North Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I was told how beautiful the abbey is from a fellow traveler. Since we were staying close by in Vermont, is was on my must do list. I was surprised by the beautiful architecture. Pictures do not do it justice. We arrived while mass was being celebrated and stayed for the consecration. Spoken and sung in French, it was truly... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Whether you are visiting as a tourist or are on a personal retreat, a visit to the Abbey can provide a wide-ranging set of perspectives. Located half way between the Bromont and Mount Orford ski and summer resort areas, the Benedictine Abbey should not be missed. Its attractions range from its gorgeous setting overlooking Lake Memphramagog, amid its extensive orchards,... More 

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Thank Alan Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

A place of beauty, interest and serenity it is well worth a visit. Reading the history on the walls is interesting and you can sense the spirituality within the abbey. So serene and peaceful. The church is beautiful and the small chapel is lovely. Downstairs is the abbey's shop selling goods produced and made by the monks, from ceramics to... More 

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