Abbaye Cisterienne du Val Notre-Dame

Val Notre-Dame Abbey

Founded in 1881, Val Notre-Dame Abbey, previously in Oka, has 20 monks who pray 7 times a day in the chapel of the monastery. Anyone can participate in these times of prayer, the guests who stay in the hotel as well as visitors passing by. The monks support themselves by offering various products in their store or online: chocolates, nut butters, caramels, cakes and edible forest products. The store offers a wide range of local Lanaudière products and religious items. A room inside the gift shop hosts exhibitions in the summer and turns into a cross-country ski centre in the winter. Information sessions about forest products and cooking classes take place in the store area.


Open year-round




  • Picnic area on site
  • Free access
  • Family activities
  • Presentations on site
  • Campground within 20 km
  • Lodging establishment within 20 km
  • Tourism panels (blue panels)
  • Welcome and information services in English and in French
  • Tour offered in a language other than English or French
  • Tour offered in English and in French
  • Guided tours

250, Chemin de la Montagne-Coupée
 Saint-Jean-de-Matha, QC
 J0K 2S0
Tel.: 450 960-2889