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Saint Benedict Abbey

1 Rue Principale, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
+1 819-843-4080
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Worth the detour

We went to a service to experience the Gregorian chants. Very moving experience in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gregg w
San Diego, California
Truly a Peaceful Find

This is a hidden gem in Quebec. We only found out about through a friend of ours. They recommended... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Rue Principale, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Quebec J0B 2M0, Canada
+1 819-843-4080
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to a service to experience the Gregorian chants. Very moving experience in a beautiful setting. The area is idyllic. Pick up some cheese before you leave!

Thank gregg w
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a hidden gem in Quebec. We only found out about through a friend of ours. They recommended we go. We were not disappointed. The history and the story is interesting. The cheese that is made there is delicious as are the apples grown...More

Thank Cottonelle
Reviewed 27 September 2017

One of the hidden gems of Canada, tucked away in the hills of Quebec. A fascinating history and story, and the cheeses are amazing. Whether or not you are on a spiritual journey, you will be touched by visiting here.

Thank firewalker130
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This abbey had a much more contemporary design than I think most would expect. It's a bit off the beaten path. So, for us, it probably wasn't worth the drive. We were really only there about 20 minutes. I think you can see prettier pictures...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We went to St Benedict Abbey to hear mass in Gregorian chant. The surrounding area is very beautiful and peaceful. The church is beautiful. There is an orchard offering apple picking which was cool. There is a boutique selling religious articles and products made by...More

Thank stregine
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Tha Abbey is one of those few places were you can breath the peace and the silence , Really nice architecture full of meaning. The artesanal products who help to sustain the Abbey are really good: cheese, cider and apple products. It is the possibility...More

Thank Canela T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The church and grounds are beautiful and immaculate. We visited the church and enjoyed the tour. After our visit, we enjoyed tasting cider and cheese. The gift shop is quite large and well stocked with a variety of food stuff to purchase such as cheese,...More

Thank KrishnaS3
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit when you are in the area. Disappointed that there were no English tours available when were there but walked through on our own. The sanctuary was so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. So peaceful and tranquil. Enjoyed walking...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 August 2017

After reading Louise Penny's The Beautiful Mystery, set in an abbey whose members worship in plain chant...well of course I had to visit St Benoit, the community which served as a model for the book. Timed my visit for the 11:00 mass celebrated in Gregorian...More

Thank ALupnorth
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Have you read the Louise Penny Three Pines book? The ones with the fabulous food descriptions. This the abbey where the cheese comes from! “These are all from the monastery at Saint-Benoit-du-Lac”, said Olivier, waving a cheese knife over the platter. “Their vocation is making...More

Thank Rena D
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Stephen S
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Not Sure. We were only there on a Friday afternoon.
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Response from ToddandDenise | Reviewed this property |
HÔTELLERIE “On recevra comme le Christ lui-même tous les hôtes qui surviendront, car lui-même doit dire un jour : “J’ai demandé l’hospitalité et vous m’avez reçu” (Matthieu 25,35). Règle de saint Benoît, ch. 53. L’hôte peut... More