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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 139 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I am partially disabled but could walk on this lovely promenade and enjoy the scenery and activities with ease

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

La Promenade des Gouverneurs is a must see while you are in Quebec City. If you are limited with time, this would not be be my first choice. The view from each angle is totally awesome. Wonderful photo opportunities of e river and the famous Chateau Frontenac on Terrasse Dufferin. Beautiful walkway around the base of La Citadelle. No one... More

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Dodge Co., Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This walkway around the base of the Citadel provided some great exercise (310 steps) and some great photo opportunities. If you have limited time, this wouldn't be my first choice of places to visit, but it certainly is worth it on a little longer trip to the city.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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