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

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Went down the funicular to get into the old town. As you come off the funicular and out into the street, you turn left and the steps are just there. Not sure if it was them straight off as I'd thought...  more »
  • This scale is the fastest way to switch between the top and bottom of the city. Two negative points: the scale is designed to fit harmoniously within the context of one of the most successful parts of the village, is a scale which would be fine in an industrial building; In addition, the overcrowding prevents almost always catch a quiet glance on the walls of the buildings and of the long road from here. Positivity is to see in Quebec City the typical ultra archiitettura now morning, not superb but not negligible and anyway the only objective attraction of the city. Should be redesigned the way to get on and off, however also now inevitable tribute to mass tourism in the most reprehensible sense.
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  • Not so breakneck really. Going down is a charm. Going back up will give you a good workout. Of course, you can always skip doing that and jump in the funiculaire to get to the upper town. Main gateway...  more »
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  • Love this because Goblin!!!
  • Must see in Quebec ! Must walk!