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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  • Great for afternoon stroll ! You get to see lots of historic buidlings and great views for your photos. Wear warmly.  more »
  • Live music by street artists, lots of room, very nice view and a touch of history. A place you cannot and should not avoid visiting Quebec City  more »
  • Excellent views and nice walk, even with harsh cold weather (had -21 C with windchill -30 C) it was very enjoyable.  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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