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La Promenade des Gouverneurs

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Address: Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada
Description: This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St...
This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St. Lawrence River.
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Beautiful views of the river

Great views of the river below and Chateau Frontenac above. Nice short walk that is worth doing at any time of the day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Pennington, New Jersey
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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great views of the river below and Chateau Frontenac above. Nice short walk that is worth doing at any time of the day.

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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Many steps but very easy climb with many rest stops. Good view over the river. It makes you realize what a strong fortress this was in the 1700's.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Governors Walk is a lovely place to go on a quiet stroll. We walked on it both at night and during the day, and both times were uniquely enjoyable. It connects near the bottom of the Frontenac and goes up the hill to the Citadel. Does get very icy in winter, so be careful.

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Quebec City, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

C'est une très belle promenade qui démarre au bout des plaines d'Abraham a la jonction avec la citadelle du côté du fleuve.Vous aurez une très belle vue au démarrage et vous descendrez les 308 marches (env 500 m ) . Vous longerez la citadelle avec une vie impressionnante et magnifique. Vous arriverez au bout à la terrasse Dufférin qui est... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Group of stairs around the outside of the fort. A good walk, 330 steps. Enjoy. Walk the promenade to the park a return from the other side of the fort.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A quiet place, timeless ... Ideal for walking, jogging, reading or simply rest. The historic buildings of the fort, are the backdrop to walk.

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Sebastian, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 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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