Terrasse Dufferin

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Québec City , Canada
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Outside the Château Frontenac, along the riverfront, this 425m-long promenade is a marvelous setting for a stroll, with dramatic views over the river from its cliff-top perch, 60m above the water. In the summer it’s peppered with street performers, and you can stop at a well-placed snack stand for ice cream or a cold drink. Near the statue of Samuel de Champlain, stairways descend below the boardwalk to the recent excavations of Champlain’s second fort, which stood here from 1620 to 1635. Nearby, you can take the funicular to the Old Lower Town. Just above the Terrasse Dufferin is the leafy Jardin des Gouverneurs , a peaceful refuge from the holidaying masses.