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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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To Really See The Best of Old Quebec

La Promenade des Gouverneurs is one of those places you go to (it's free) to see the sun go down in Quebec City. Overlooking the St Lawrence River in front and downstream, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Robert A M
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

La Promenade des Gouverneurs is one of those places you go to (it's free) to see the sun go down in Quebec City. Overlooking the St Lawrence River in front and downstream, you get a good idea of why Quebec City was chosen by the French to first settle in New France. Now a National Historic Site, the promenade has... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very Beautiful views. Great time to get to know other travellers, take pictures and sit down for a rest before going off to see all the other great attractions around the area.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The best part of the tour was, it was free! The guide was local, very knowledgeable! The residence is beautiful, and once on the terrace, you have the view of the entire city! Absolutely stunning! It is a walking tour, they do have chairs in each room, in case you need to rest your feet.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's about half a mile from the boardwalk around the Chateau Frontenac to the Plains of Abraham, if you take the Promenade. You climb up 391 steps from the boardwalk to get to the Promenade, which hugs the hillside and is built over and among the trees. I went here for early morning run and I have to say it... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

La Promenade des Gouvernuers, is essentially a very long staircase that starts from the far west end of the Dufferin Terrace, and climbs along the walls of the Citadelle of Quebec until it reaches the summit. The views are breathtaking. It's a long set of stairs, but spaced out well with benches, and places to rest and view the St... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Magnificent greenway connecting the Promenade near the Chateau Frontenac with the wider reaches of the Plains of Abraham beyond the Citadelle - a magical skywalk with regular views to the St. Lawrence flowing far below, this is a great place for a stroll or a jog - lots of steps !

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A great way to burn off all the great food and drinks in the area and a great way to take in the views of Quebec City. A lovely walk indeed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took the Funicular up to the promenade. Here you have great views of the old city and the St. Lawrence River

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Willis, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very busy boardwalk near the Chateau Frontenac. Tourists and locals alike, stroll here. You can view the river and port activity. It is lighted at night. A great number of street performers are on the boardwalk. There were three different performers on the day I visited: a lone saxophone player, a female pop music singer and an... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It would be better to start at the top near the citadel and walk down to the Chateau Frontenac rather than do it from below. There are good views all along the promenade.

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Address: Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City

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