Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac

In the middle of the countryside sits Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac. The abbey was founded in 1912 under Abbot Dom Pothier, the liturgist and scholar responsible for reconstituting the Gregorian chant. More than 50 monks from all over the world live at abbey under the rule of Saint Benedict. Walk through the tranquil halls, tour the grounds, and admire the architecture. Stay for a mass service and then visit the gift shop where you can purchase cheeses, jams, chocolate, and cider all made by the monks. Add Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-du-Lac and other attractions to your Saint-Benoit-du-Lac trip itinerary using our Saint-Benoit-du-Lac trip itinerary planning site.
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  • This was a stop on a Louise Penny map as the site of "The Beautiful Mystery." Mrs. M loves all Louise's books and we decided to check it out. We weren't disappointed as we got to watch a Mass which...  more »
  • Stayed at a BandB nearby and stopped in for some of the infamous cheese. Lovely people and charming facility.  more »
  • The abbey is large and architecturally impressive, though much more modern than those we've visited in Europe. Still well worth the time to visit; be sure to take the self guided audio tour as it describes much about the history and everyday functioning of the abbey's Benedictine monks. There is a sales area that specializes in products that are made on the abbey property, including cheeses and numerous preserves. Leave at least an hour for a visit. Photos are permitted except during services in the sanctuary. Keeping a hushed tone and removal of hats within the abbey is expected as a sign of respect.
  • A nice place to visit. A little far from Montreal but it is a nice place. The decor of the cathedral is impressive and well maintain. You can find some amazing local products and a home maid cheese (wish is awesome). The price are fair enough.

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