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Saint Benedict Abbey, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac

#27 of 123 in Historic Sites in Quebec
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • On our way back to Maine from Quebec, we saw a recommendation to come here. It was well worth it for the setting as a functional abbey and the unusual architecture, since it was built in the 20th cent...  more »
  • It's a nice Abbey within a beautiful countryside. It's definitely worth a trip. If you get there by the right time you can take part in a worship. Which is obviously in French. It's also possibleto bu...  more »
  • If you are a fan of Art Deco or of unique churches, do not miss this site. There is also a charming abbey store where they sell all of the products made by the monks at the abbey - honey, chocolate, c...  more »