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Updated on Jun 7, 2018
As you tour the Eastern Townships, you’ll notice many magnificent churches. Here are 7 among the most beautiful church site of the region.
You’ll quickly forget your proximity to a big city when you find yourself on the site of this very picturesque sanctuary. The wide open spaces, the lush gardens, and the stone chapel together offer a unique setting for this pilgrimage venue. To attend a mass, an evangelical walk, a conference or simply to replenish yourself, you’ll feel a total spiritual immersion here.
The headquarters of the archdiocese of Sherbrooke, the Saint- Michelhttps://diocesedesherbrooke.org/fr/basilique-cathedrale-saint-michel Basilica-Cathedral was built on the heights of the Saint-Michel Cliff in the beginning of the 20th century. The neo-Gothic style of this majestic place of worship is a true masterpiece to be admired both day and night. In addition to its impressive architecture, the Saint-Michel Basilica-Cathedral also has several stained-glass panels depicting biblical scenes.
Saint-Luke Church stands out from other churches because of its picturesque surroundings and its impressive rich nature. Its brown brick façade mixes in with the climbing vines to give this church an unequalled appeal. Built in 1860, it is certainly one of the most original churches of the Eastern Townships.
The prestigious Sainte-Agnès Church building, located in the heart of Lac-Mégantic fascinates visitors with its grand Quebec-made organs, its four French bells and its stained glass panels made in England. A jewel of the Mégantic region, this church is magnificent inside and out.
The great beauty of this religious site, located in the valley of Way’s Mills, is explained by its two churches facing each other. Both were built in the 1880s and are very well preserved; they complete each other perfectly and have become an important attraction for the municipality of Barnston-Ouest.
The Epiphany Church
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The St-Vital de Lambton Church is a true architectural treasure for the region. Built between the years 1905 and 1907, this Romanesque-style church is as impressive as it is magnificent. Whether you wish to collect yourself here or simply to visit it, its beauty is well worth your while. A heritage tour starting outside the church will teach you a lot about its history and that of the Eastern Townships as well.
Our most beloved one is without a doubt the Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac. Because of its enchanting setting and its many attractions, this religious site has become a great tourist attraction and welcomes between 100,000 and 200,000 visitors per year. Located on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, the abbey is a beautiful architectural structure. The Benedictine monks residing here offer a variety of homemade products, among them their renowned cheese.
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