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Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Good name, for real !

Be carefull to remember these steps' name for having failed...! Beautifull picture of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

A very nice part of the city, that makes for lovely photos just a shame that it's always so busy. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
natalie b
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This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower town” (48 reviews)
“petit champlain” (20 reviews)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Be carefull to remember these steps' name for having failed...! Beautifull picture of the perpective on the old city

Thank JMi F
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very nice part of the city, that makes for lovely photos just a shame that it's always so busy. I imagine it would look really nice at night as well.

Thank natalie b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stairs were the best way to get to and from the lower and upper areas of Quebec. There is a funicular but it cost $2.00 every time you take it. The stairs are safe and the easiest way of transitioning. Where comfortable footwear. The...More

Thank where2nextbabe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always like to go to the lower part of the old city even though have been thousands of times. Too crowed this time though.

Thank Anne-Marie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You should start at the top to get the views. There are a lot of pretty boutiques and cafes along this stretch. I didn't actually buy anything, but it was fun to see. Felt like Paris!

Thank lotsagoldens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great feeling looking down at the stairs with so many shopping at the streets below.What a great place to eat at the cafe right on the steps.

Thank suedo66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be an athletic traveller to use these steps, but enjoy the ambience of Old Quebec while doing so. Lots to see when you get to the top or bottom.

Thank ground2grape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as others have said, childer and olders would have issues going up and down, need to be in shpae in hot to go up and down, goes from new to old

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twice I went from Upper Old Quebec to Lower Old Quebec on my feet, once using these steps (which are aptly named), and once using the winding streets. The third time I took the funicular! Fun to do, but you need to be in shape...More

Thank Richard521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across these steps when heading to the funicular, around the corner from them, in the Lower Town. The name simply refers to the steepness of the steps. There are actually many staircases in Old Quebec that connect the Upper and Lower towns, but...More

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