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Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), Quebec City

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#11 of 30 in Historic Sites in Quebec City
Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
It's a steep climb up Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), the oldest stairway in the capital city. You'll find the stairs located in the borough of La Cité-Limoilou, near Place Royale. The area serves as one of the oldest commercial districts in North America. The stairs were built in 1635, but the "Breakneck Stairs" name was a modern adoption due to their steep incline. The top of the stairs features a stretching view of the street below and highlights the area's old architecture. A visit to Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Quebec City trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We had to go up and down the steps, just so we could say that we did it. The steps are in good order and well maintained. They are not as bad as you initially think and before you know it you have mad...  more »
  • Watch your self as you walk down these stairs, they're aptly named. Take your time, hold the rail & enjoy the view. A great way to get to and from Upper & Lower town. A good option if you're not overl...  more »
  • I had walked up and down these steps several times before I realized they were the famous breakneck stairs. They are nowhere near as bad as some of the crazy steep stairs connecting lower town to uppe...  more »
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  • Slippery in winter, scenic place!
  • Lots of foot traffic, but totally worth it.
  • Just go there and take a lovely picture
  • Love this because Goblin!!!
  • Must see in Quebec ! Must walk!

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