La Promenade des Gouverneurs, Quebec City

Stroll down La Promenade des Gouverneurs, a long boardwalk that joins up several of the city's attractions and features a good number of scenic viewpoints. The elevated wooden trail follows the path of the citadel, with the old fortification walls on one side of the walkway. Offering particularly notable views of the river, the path has become popular with visitors wishing to photograph wide-angle shots of the city. As you would expect, such a scenic urban route also attracts a good number of joggers. Use our Quebec City trip itinerary website to arrange your visit to La Promenade des Gouverneurs and other attractions in Quebec City.
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  • A long walk on the Promenade of Governors breathe at the bottom and your eyes open! a view over the Park, a belvedere offering a magnificent view on the St. Lawrence River
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  • Beautiful walk with one side Frontenac, and across the River, and there lower town. Do late in the day with the sunset over the Castle. Great memories of this walk
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  • The governor's promenade is a long wooden walkway linking Plains of Abraham to the Dufferin Terrace next to Chàteau Frontenac. Folks usually walk from the Dufferin terrace to the Plains of Abraham, bu...  more »

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Most accommodations cluster on the west side of the St. Lawrence River, with the city's split-level old town offering the widest range of options and best access to top attractions. Stay in the upper town to be close to the castle and enjoy views over the river. What the lower town lacks in panoramas, it makes up for in historic charm and access to riverside cafes and restaurants. If you want a less-touristy experience, consider the up-and-coming neighborhood of St. Roch, whose cafes, bars, restaurants, and artistic spaces make it an alternative traveler's paradise.
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