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Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou), Quebec City
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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 took the elavator down but did the walk back up.. It is a long walk .. don't do it in cold weather or rain.. but it was an adventure... 
  • If you don't want to pay the $2.50 for the lift down the steep hill, this cheap manual option is for you! Go slow, make sure to keep to the left if you want pictures and reward yourself with a lovely ...  more »
  • Glance when around the corner. Stay a second to think you might be completely in another city of yesteryear. Typical really go down the stairs and enjoy the holiday lights lit alley.
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