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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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  • Perfect to take beautiful photos. It has several squares with fireplaces. Stop at a gift shop and have a hot chocolate.
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  • It is aptly named! We must cling to railings to descend safely, especially when markets are frozen! But it is not dangerous, beware! And then the view of champlain Street is so beautiful!
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  • I smile lovingly at the thought of Old Quebec ... every week that I slave at my job. And right now I'm smiling at the memory of, last July, making it my mission to descend L'Escalier Casse-Cou to reac...  more »