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Rue du Petit-Champlain

Petit-Champlain Street

Two original ways to get there

Located at the foot of Cap Diamant, in Lower Town, the Petit-Champlain district can be reached via Escalier Casse-Cou (the Breakneck Stairs) or Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec. The stairs, the oldest in the city, owe their name to their steep rise. They connect to the upper end of Rue du Petit-Champlain. The funicular, which has linked Lower Town to the Dufferin Terrace for over a hundred years, offers breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. The lower entrance is inside Maison Louis-Jolliet, the one-time residence of the man who discovered the Mississippi River.

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