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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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  • At the bottom of these steps is a lovely little village that you will not want to miss. We were fortunate to be there on the day of their first snow storm. It made the steps a bit more difficult to ma...  more »
  • To some they may just be annoying steps, but on a lovely weekend morning they give you a beautiful view of the hustle and bustle of the quartier petit Champlain. You get a lovely view before you step ...  more »
  • I'm not sure what the big deal is about these steps. It's really not such a long distance and even going down in the snow it wasn't bad as long as you held the rails. Walk it up and down once (unless ...  more »