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

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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou) by using our Quebec City trip maker site .
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  • Ok... I did not know the place name until now, but the aea is very nice for a tour with beautiful contructions and many stores and bistros.  more »
  • It is true that seeing the elevation could soon be tempted by a funicular ride but frankly it would be a shame. Because this staircase is really great, with lots of small restaurants or shops all along and then it's especially gateway to one of the areas the most dynamic of the city. In addition, the view from the top of the stairs is really very nice!
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  • We took these down and found them not difficult and were surprised at their name, given the height from the top upper town. You go along a road before hitting the steps. It was an easy walk and less d...  more »
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  • Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful . I will go back more. I really enjoyed the city and all those nice buildings.
  • Its not so bad to walk. For older folks, take the lift
  • Great start to a fantastic little shopping street as well as some lovely cafes and restaurants.
  • Just regular steps but restaurants on a unique set up as it is alongside the steps.
  • This is a great place to take a picture with a view of the shops and restaurants that line the sides
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