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"Breakneck stairs" Place Royale & Le Petit Champlain Tip by chodearm


People love to complain. I heard it a million times prior to my visit, and I heard a million plus times during my visit to Quebec. "Oh...the stairs, I'm so tired of 'em!" I just don't get it. The stairs were so easily managable, not tiring what-so-ever. I came to expecting a climb that would tighten my calfs to just before the bursting point, with all the warnings I have read. Here's a couple reasons one might complain.
1- Robust Hiney- I guess if you had to carry a large sack of mail behind you everywhere you went this could hamper you. Bring a wheel barrow.
2- Eyeless or wearing pitch black glasses- Walking up a staircase in complete darkness I have strived for the extra step that just wasn't there.
3- Still in a food coma.

The stairs bring you from the upper walled city to Basseville, the old lower port section.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 2, 2005
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