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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, Mexico
March 10, 2004
The falls are 272 feet high and 98.5 feet higher than the Niagara Falls. It's an incredible place bordered by trails and lookouts that offer an unforgettable panorama. There are specific points you can't miss - the cable car, the panoramic stairs and the suspension bridge. Discover the mighty St. Lawrence stretching away to the horizon, the green oasis of the île d’Orleans, and the foaming rush of the falls themselves.
If you would like to get more information about this amazing place, you can go to www.chutemontmorency.qc.ca
It will take you like 10 minutes from the Old Quebec and you can arrive by Avenue Royale or by highway 40 if you want to go to the île d Orleans.
From journal THE BEAUTY CITY OF QUEBEC
June 14, 2002
We decided to try a different tactic, and we drove straight up to the top of the Falls and Montmorency Manoir. We still had to pay $7.50 to park, but we saved the cable car fee.
Walking on the suspension bridge over the Falls is not for the faint of heart. You take a walkway from the Terrace at the Manoir, and you can stop at an observation platform two staircases down. It juts out and gives a fine view of the fall. Back up the stairs and up two more sets takes you to the bridge. I’m not usually bothered by heights, but the view over the falls made me a little nervous. I was reluctant to linger in the center of the bridge. You are walking on wood, and it has ever the slightest give that makes for a feeling of insecurity. I was glad to reach the other side. I did stop to take some photos though. I noticed a lot of people clinging to each other, so I guess I wasn’t the only nervous one in the bunch.
Nerves aside, it was awesome. It’s certainly the best way to truly appreciate the power and magnificence of these falls. Those 272 feet seem like a lot more when you’re standing right over them. What really surprised me was looking away from the Falls, the river looks so innocent and quiet, there is no hint of the turmoil that is about to unfold.
If you have trouble with stairs there is a path that runs in back of the Manoir that doesn’t involve any. It takes you through a park right to the bridge.
From journal Je me Souviens-Quebec City