In the heart of Lanaudière in Saint-Jean-de-Matha

Discover the Abbaye Val Notre-Dame forest



Stretching over 22 km in Saint-Jean-de-Matha, the trails that crisscross the vast area of ​​the Abbey Val Notre-Dame will please everyone and venturing there.

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All hicking trails run through a dream setting including the Val Notre-Dame Abbey.

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Breathtaking landscapes

Since 2009, Abbaye Val Notre-Dame is located in the heart of a 187-hectare forest in St-Jean-de-Matha. It is surrounded by mountains and hills and bordered by the Assomption River.

Fauna and flora

Of nature and monks

There's no better way to go back to your roots than by visiting a forest! Forests were humanity's first food pantry. Since 2014, the monks of Abbaye Val Notre-Dame have promoted edible forest products derived from the territory they inhabit. They gather, process and sell many forest delicacies in their store.

Discovering the wonders of the forest at Abbaye Val Notre-Dame

Join the activities, and discover the forest's enchanting scenery

A place for renewal

Commune with God

The Cistercian Abbaye Val Notre-Dame

We offer everyone, regardless of origin or religious affiliation, the opportunity to reflect, meditate and pray in a beautiful country setting.

Come and be restored

Faithful to the recommendation of Father Saint-Benoit, we welcome any man or woman into the silence of our monastic hostel, who is looking for a break or seeking spiritual renewal.

Artisanal products

A successful blend of craftsman and monk

The monks of Abbaye Val Notre-Dame offer a wide range of their unique creations, such as local products, caramels, chocolates and much more.


Go there

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220 Chemin de la Montagne-Coupée
St-Jean-de-Matha, Qc, Canada
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