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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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Took a walk....

I could only hike so far before I turned around and went back to hotel...but the walk is amazing with tons of vies of the boats and the St Laurent

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was generally a hiking around the city along the wall, there are many spots when you can catch a breath. Fantastic views, plenty of photo spots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I could only hike so far before I turned around and went back to hotel...but the walk is amazing with tons of vies of the boats and the St Laurent

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a great [place to walk around and take photos. During the summer months, there's lots of street entertainers, performers, etc. You can walk from the Citadel all the way to the waterfront here, a vertical drop of several hundred feet. The walk back up can be tiring.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I remember even now how I had walked this charming way along the high coast of river St.Laurence. I had started usually from the Plains of Abraham and just followed this, one time ascending way, another time, the descending one. Barred with very nice fences on the both sides of the path, this road takes us from the Terrace Dufferin,... More 

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Barga, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were here in April, the saint laurence river had just broken its winter ice cover. Fantastic view over the river, the ferry, the low town, the island. Great historical perspective.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This starts from inside the city and goes around the outside, ending up near the military areas of the City. Great views of the river and also the promenade from different heights. For a free activity a must do

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Beautiful path with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. This is a great place for a run! If you want full cardio start from the Dufferin Terrace in front of the Chateau for the 300+ steps, if full on cardio is not your thing start your journey from “les plaines d’Abraham”.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

St. Lawrence below, Citadelle above ... Spectacular views! Lots of stairs - travelled from Dufferin Terrace to the Plains of Abraham so uphill the whole way. Do it in reverse if you aren't a fan of stairs!

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were very fortunate to get private tour as we were the only two there for the first tour. A great piece of history!

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am frightened to death of heights, but I did this climb and didn't regret it. If you don't mind a lot of stairs, you'll find some of the best views in Quebec on this walk. Even if you're afraid of heights like I am, it's still worth doing.

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