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

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • Steep and very busy, but a better way to get up to Upper Town than taking the streets even if only because you can get the climb done more quickly. Nice views on the trip back down. Can feel very crow...  read more »
  • This is a nice location to visit but you must be in good condition to do the stairs. There are a ton of real nice shops to che k out. Get there early otherwise there will be tons of people. 
  • A lovely way to get to Petit Champlain if you are nimble. The stairs are steep, long and narrow; don't attempt if you cannot get around well; take the Furnicular instead.Good restaurants and shops on ...  read more »
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