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Funicular

A panoramic bird's eye view of historic Québec City can be had from the cabin of the funicular that travels at an angle of 45º from Louis Jolliet House in the heart of the old city to Dufferin Terrace. The funicular has been an attraction in the city since the original steam driven version was erected in 1879. The claustrophobic may not enjoy the trip up in the little compartments, but everybody else will relish the views and the novel mode of getting around. The walk down from the old town is pleasant and easy, but the walk up can be rather painful. Many people choose to take the funicular up and walk back down.

Address: 16 Rue du Petit Champlain

Website: www.funiculaire-quebec.com