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“Try walking down instead of up”

La Promenade des Gouverneurs
Ranked #7 of 186 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 5 October 2009

During our first full day of a five day holiday in Quebec City we walked around the Chateau Frontenac, then ambled down the Terrasse Dufferein, and then up the Promenade des Gouverneurs. Yes, it does have more than 300 steps and on a warm day you will probably break a sweat. The views are great and there are benches where you can rest if needed. A couple of days later we walked all the way around the old city walls and that meant on top of the walls for much of the way around the city (about three miles). Eventually we came to the Promenade from the other direction and only needed to walk down this time. Much easier to do it that way. If you are daunted by all the steps just do it in reverse and walk down. And make sure to notice the pathway for the toboggans to zoom down their pathway.

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Reviewed 20 October 2008

The views from the Promenade des Gouverneurs are fantastic. It is a little daunting when you come to the base of the stairs (Note: it is accessed by walking down the Dufferin Terrace away from the Chateau Frontenac). I read somewhere there are 310 steps to the top so be prepared for a good work out. There are benches to rest and platforms to take photos from! It definitely is worth the climb! At the top you can walk over to the Citadel for a tour or walk along the parks at the top next to the Citadel. Plus take some great photos along the way and at the top.

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Reviewed 6 August 2005

La Promenade des Gouverneurs provides some of the best views of the river. The promenade wraps around one side of the citadel and if you walk the wholevlength of the promenade you will reach the entrance to the citadel. Right before La Promenade des Gouverneurs is the Dufrein Terrace, which has great views and small markets. I can only tell you to prepare for a long walk, but its worth it.

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Reviewed 29 August 2002

You definitely want to take in the river views from La Promenade. Beautiful!

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