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Beautiful Old Abbey

Nestled in the rolling hills by Lake Mempremagog, the Abbey is a beautifully designed piece of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Byron L
Worth a visit

I have never been to a working monestary so really enjoyed the experience. The grounds are pretty... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Lusen
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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 Rue Principale, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
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All reviews gift shop gregorian chants du lac eastern townships saint benoit beautiful architecture well worth a visit delicious cheese open to the public apple picking preserves blue cheese apple products louise penny food products small chapel religious articles
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nestled in the rolling hills by Lake Mempremagog, the Abbey is a beautifully designed piece of architecture. To able able to buy cheese and wine made by the monks was truly a treat.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Byron L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a pleasant experience. We went in time to sit during the service which was very nice.and it was The surroundings outside are tranquil and lovely. Went in October but I think summer would be the best time. The service was sung in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I have never been to a working monestary so really enjoyed the experience. The grounds are pretty and the shop sells produce that is made by the monks.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We always visit the Abbey when in the area. The location and architecture are beautiful. do not miss the tiled passageway. There is also an excellent shop selling products made by the brothers, especially their cheese.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a small, beautiful abbey right by Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, with incredible views (especially in autumn) and a great gift shop that includes the wonderful cheese made by the Brothers. Worth going out of your way for. Peaceful, serene, gorgeous.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

What a gorgeous monastery in such an outstanding location of natural beauty. Learn about the history of the monks who lives here. They produce honey and cheese and both are available in their gift shop. Learn about the stages of the construction of the monastery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We visited recently and found the Abbaye not only beautiful, but also informative. We learned about the history of the Abbaye and the monks. We were able to time our visit to include the chants, which lasted about 30 minutes and was very relaxing. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We stopped at the Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac. The main chapel is a modern structure seemingly based on a mediaeval gothic church. It is interesting, but cold. The Gregorian Chant was beautiful, but the size of the church and large attendance swallowed up the sound. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We drove out to see the abbey while staying in Magog on recommendation from a friend. Most of the abbey is private and closed to the public to respect the lifestyle of prayer and serenity of the monks. We were able to visit the main...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely monastery in a serene setting. Free with tours available and rooms to stay if interested. Great fifities tile work and very recent addition. Well worth a stop and the gift shop has cheeses, jams, etc. Much of the monastery is closed to visitors, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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