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“World class promanade and anenergetic walk”

La Promenade des Gouverneurs
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US$33.00*
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #13 of 223 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St. Lawrence River.
Reviewed 11 October 2017

World class promanade and an energetic walk. Lots of stairs and plenty of rest spots. Great view and if I lived I Quebec this would be my go to walk.

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Running in front of the Chateau Frontenac along the cliff above the Vieux Port and overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the Promenade is a lovely site for an early morning of late afternoon saunter. Street musicians add to the charm.

Thank John N
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a very well made promenade. It is very wide and long. It goes from the Hotel Fontinac to the Plains of Abraham. Just as a warning - there are quite a few steps close to the Plains of Abraham.

Thank 50grandmacookie
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Walk along the Fleuve St. Laurent, up stairs and through a tourist area. Be prepared to climb and to sit and admire the view. There are many plaques that describe the history in English and French. You can also admire the Chateau Frontenac and the water, and admire trees and the waterway. Worth doing, but be prepared to hike!

Thank Alexis K
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We first saw this walkway when we arrived at the southwest end of Dufferin Terrace. An information sign indicated that there would be 310 steps to climb along the 0.4-mile promenade, which connects the Terrace with the Plains of Abraham. We decided to take the walk the next morning from the opposite direction, because the Plains were quite close to our hotel and there was no reason to ascend after a full day of sightseeing when we could easily descend at another time.

Tour buses already parked at the Plains end of the walkway at 9 a.m. Dozens of visitors clustered at the guardrail to capture photos of the magnificent St. Lawrence River below. We read details about the
promenade there. It opened in 1958 to commemorate Quebec's 350 years and to honor Canadian representatives of the monarchy for their role in the development of the country.

The tours didn't include any walking, so we initially had the promenade to ourselves. As we descended through the woods, already showing a touch of autumn color, we found the wooden steps and boardwalk areas to be in excellent condition. Railings on both sides provided a safety element. Stunning views of the river appeared on our right and we sometimes saw city fortifications on the left. Eventually, a few joggers went sailing past us -- in both directions. Occasional viewpoints took us off the steps briefly to admire the panorama, which included the greater Quebec area and the huge cruise ships in port. As we got closer to the promenade's end, more and more visitors had started to ascend. All too soon, we reached the Dufferin Terrace.

Thank Rumples
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