Abbey St. Benoit-du-Lac

The Abbey St. Benoit-du-Lac is a Benedictine cloister, situated on a hill by Lake Memphremagog. It is very nice and has a very medieval looking with its towers and spires. Its exterior and interior architecture is magnificent. Brick interior arches of yellow, red and gold are stunning as are the colourful tile floors in the public areas of the buildings.

To assist with financial responsibilities, the Benedictines keep orchards and a dairy herd. An on-premise store sells apple vinegar, fine cheeses, jams, jellies, cheeses, ice ciders and even C.D., as the Abbey is famous for Gregorian Chants. Relais de l’Abbey Inn on Chemin (Road) Gendreau is a good place to stay and eat.

The inn overlooks the lake, and is just south of Magog. Their table d’hote is reasonably priced, well prepared and nicely served. F From Memphremagog’s dock’s, daily cruises take visitors around the lake which is twenty-eight miles long, the last three in the U.S.A.

Close by, National Park of Mont Orford, located north of Magog, offers every amenity for the serious camper and hiker.

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