Fodor's Expert Review Abbaye St-Benoît-du-Lac

Abbaye St-Benoit-du-Lac Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

Built by the Benedictines in 1912 on a wooded peninsula on Lac Memphrémagog, the abbey is home to upward of 50 monks. They sell apples and sparkling apple wine from their orchards, as well as cheeses: Ermite (which means "hermit"), St-Benoît, and ricotta. Gregorian prayers are sung daily, and some masses are open to the public; call for the schedule. Dress modestly if you plan to attend vespers or other rituals, and avoid shorts. If you wish to experience a few days of retreat, there are guesthouses for both men and women. Reserve well in advance (a contribution of C$60 per night, which includes meals, is suggested).

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

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1 rue Main
St-Benoît-du-Lac, Québec  J0B 2M0, Canada


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