Side Trips from Montreal Travel Guide

Side Trips from Montreal Sights

Abbaye St-Benoît-du-Lac

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  • St-Benoît-du-Lac
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/06/2017

Fodor's Review

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).

Sight Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

819-843–4080; 819-843–2861-store

Sight Details:

  • Closed major holidays

Published 04/06/2017

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