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La Promenade des Gouverneurs

Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #16 of 144 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St. Lawrence River.
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Dover, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Promenade goes on forever!! On a Monday morning all the locals were getting their exercise in, walking, running up and down the stairs and along the promenade. Fantastic views of St. Lawrence.

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Brisbane, Australia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Walking along here offers great views across the St Lawrence River. Watch out for the many joggers who use this for training.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
168 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice walk along the cliff side from the Chateau to the Citadel. 300+ steps, so bring your walking shoes and a camera. The attached pictures say it all more than I can write here.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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39 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Along the bluff's separating upper and lower town of Quebec City is the famous "La Promenade des Gouverneurs." The promenade is long and wide to fit plenty of people. You are rewarded with great views overlooking lower town and the St. Lawrence River. Most people just walk around the promenade by Chateau Frontenac. But, you can actually walk the promenade... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Running from the Plains of Abraham to Chateau Frontenac and overlooking the St. Lawrence River, this is a beautiful way to see so much of Quebec City's history. It is not a short walk and there are a lot of steps, but there are many places to rest along the way. Definitely a nice way to spend 45-60 minutes.

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Chatham, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Lovely to walk here, not as busy as the city streets and with a great view of the Hotel Frontenac and the old city.

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Forestburgh, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Looking down at the St Lawrence was awesome,but be forewarned there are over 280 well maintained steps.

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Manchester, NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We intended to walk this the "right" way (down) but got turned around at the Citadel and ended up climbing instead. Although there are hundreds of stairs, they are broken up with flat sections so you can rest in between. We walk every day so it was not overly difficult for us. However, I have a pretty strong fear of... More

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Yokneam Moshava, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Take a slow walk in a beautiful day - the views are just fantastic, the atmosphere is quiet, and even there are all the time a lot of tourists, you don't feel the crowds.

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Kitchener
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Huge boardwalk to stroll with fantastic view that stretches on for a long ways. And continues up a long set of stairs and walk ways. Great to stroll on warm sunny days.

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