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La Promenade des Gouverneurs

Address: Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #10 of 115 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Owner description: This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St. Lawrence River.

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Sebastian, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We found this walk after exploring the grounds of Citadel and the Plains. Numerous walkers and joggers seem to use this as a form of exercise. The 310 steps (we were going down!) run in front of the Citadel, along the St. Lawrence. Great views from here, and the walkway ends on Dufferin Terrace, the popular wide promenade along the... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is a nice walk, with a good view of the river. If you want to avoid climbing stairs, then you can start from the south end of Citadelle and go down towards the Dufferin Terrace.

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Marina del Rey, California
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123 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was one of the highlights of the trip for me. The walk starts by the Hotel Frontenac and first it is like an old fashioned promenade from the 1800s by the St Lawrence. Then there are many stairs to climb and you leave the city behind a bit and have a lovely nature walk. We walked all the way... More

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Burlington, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

When walking the Dufferin Terrace walk to the end where you will find stairs. An amazing walkway up to the Citadel with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence. It was one of the highlights of our trip for me.

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Sydney, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We strolled the promenade - or should we say 'we promenades'? - and climbed the stairs but thoroughly enjoyed the walk from start to end and then back to the city via the park.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A beautiful promenade to walk along. Is at the foot of the lovely Chateau Frontenac. Continue all the way to the end and take to 300 walking steps to the top to see the Plains Of Abraham. Fabulous views at the top and well worth the walk up to the park. See the moats and cannons providing the historic fortification... More

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Boucherville, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After visiting Old Québec Take the funicular to this promenade and you will arrived right next to the famous Hotel Frontenac. Visit the Plaines D'Abraham where the English General Wolfe defeated the French General Montcalm, After that the treaty of Paris was signed changing the face of North America for ever.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a wonderful walk along the Promenade on a beautiful fall morning. There are 355 stairs to climb up to The Plains of Abraham but it was well worth the effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Before pigging out on pastries at Paillard we enjoyed a bracing walk around this marvelous resource.Commanding views up and down the river and the port. The planking must get a little slippy after rain so wear shoes with some grip.

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Portland
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

if you want a place to get in a run, this is it. From the vieux cite, there are about 200 stairs and some steep climbs to get up to the promenade. Many tourists take the funicular, but you'll have the satisfaction of hoofing it on your own. The Promenade is a long boardwalk along the south wall of the... More

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