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Québec City Sights

L'Escalier Casse-Cou

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Updated 07/30/2014

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The steepness of the city's first iron stairway, an ambitious 1893 design by city architect and engineer Charles Baillairgé, is ample evidence of how it got its name: Breakneck Steps. The 59 steps were built on the site of the original 17th-century stairway that linked the Upper Town and Lower Town. There are shops and restaurants at various levels.

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Québec City, Québec, G1K 4E3, Canada

Updated 07/30/2014


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