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La Promenade des Gouverneurs

Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #19 of 138 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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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I approached from the Terrasse Dufferin side. This entails a number of stairs climbing up and up and up. A few runners passed me on the way up. If you don't mind a workout, it's fun to see the Promenade this way. Great views along the way. Coming from the Citadel side, it's mostly down the stairs, although there's a... More

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Hialeah, Florida
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45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Be prepared - there are a LOT of steps to climb :) but the view from each of the resting stops is just awesome.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great walk. Long and lots of stairs along the St. Lawrence. Took us to the Citadel. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

At the end of the Promenade, outside the Chateau Frontnac the steps start their steep climb. A not to be missed experience, breathtaking views of the river

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Takes you from the Plains of Abraham into the heart of the old upper city on a wide board walk with views down to an across the river

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

You get a great view of the St. Lawrence, plus some great external views of the Citadelle. This is a breathtaking walk around the cliff!

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Alliston, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Wet and cold day in April I decided to take a hike from Le Chateau Frontenac up to the promenade. Three hundred and eleven steps later I felt like I had had a great workout. Terrific view of the Fleuve St Laurent and the walls of the Citadel. The walk brings you out on the Plains of Abraham and you... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This promenade is prolongation of the Dufferin Terrace. It is very well laid with some steps to climb. It can go on for quite a well. Just turn back when it gets too much. Anyway we enjoyed the view and the pleasant walk.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were able to take In all of the beauty and the scenic view of the St Laurence RIver. Please bring your walking shoes for this one. We had a small picnic with cheeses we had obtained at the wharf.

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Sydney, Australia
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a scenic leisurely walk, fully boarded east access, great views of the river, sometime there are street performers and you can also get a look at some archeological digs.

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