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La Promenade des Gouverneurs

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Address: Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada
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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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The Promenade is a series of viewpoints connected by flights of steps that descends from the level of the Plains of Abraham almost to the level of the river. It provides great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Portland, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice walk - lots of stairs going from the boardwalk up to the Plains of Abraham. Good view of the river.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Promenade is a series of viewpoints connected by flights of steps that descends from the level of the Plains of Abraham almost to the level of the river. It provides great views over Lower Quebec and the Saint Lawrence . It also ascends the same distance in 310 steps. The views are great, and those descending seemed to enjoy... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This massive boardwalk is right in front of the Frontenac and offers a beautiful view of the St. Laurence. It extends to the foot of the Citadel where the winter toboggan run is located. This is a great area for lovers.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The board walk has more to see than meets the eye. Look for green shirt national parks people and ask about the tour under the promenade. There are old ruins beneath your feet!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a multi-tier boardwalk along the citadel cliff with great views of the river as it goes down from the Plains of Abraham to Terrasse Dufferin. You can go it in the opposite direction too but it's a lot of steps.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to grab some amazing pictures of this beautiful city. Enjoyed walking from the palace to Plaines d'Abraham.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Governors Walkway is a lovely boardwalk connecting Terrasse Dufferin with the Plains of Abraham. It gradually ascends the cliff along the St. Lawrence River passing at the bottom of the Citadel. Those who reviewed it as a flat walkway were obviously confusing it with the Terrasse Dufferin. This walkways has 310 steps to climb, but it is gradual with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to the public and an absolutely lovely walk along the water. Many cannons set up along the boardwalk, and many great photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice boardwalk with terrific views of the river and other points of Old Quebec. An enjoyable stroll and respectful tribute.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Promenade is really nothing more than a large, flat area of boardwalk, allowing wonderful views of the Fleuve St. Laurent and the Hotel Frontenac. THAT SAID, my daughter and I spent hours here, just people-watching and enjoying the architecture and surrounding area. Highly suggest coming at night when everything is lit up - there is a magic here that... More 

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