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Saint Benedict Abbey, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac
(4.6/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
In the middle of the countryside sits Saint Benedict Abbey. 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. Use our Saint-Benoit-du-Lac vacation generator to add Saint Benedict Abbey and other attractions to your Saint-Benoit-du-Lac vacation plans.
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  • We arrived just in time for midday eucharist. Though we are not Catholics and did not understand a word of the service, the service was an awesome experience of beauty, connecting us something greater...  more »
  • It's an impressive place. Decorated like the 60's, it's meticulously maintained. Clean, quiet with enough english/french descriptions of life in the abbey. What it takes to become a monk. You get to s...  more »
  • A moment out of time at the Abbey and St. Benedict of the Lake at the end of the road that goes beside the Lake. We can cross the monks and their hosts. Striking modern architecture. Then visit the store in which the monks sell their cheese, their products based on apples (cider applesauce) and their chocolate. Pity that we didn't didn't taste a few products
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