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Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Not as dangerous as it sounds.........

The steps are really not too many or as dangerous as it sounds. At the top of the stairs you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Liliana N
Miami, Florida
Not so busy....busy

Passed here in the morning when it wasn't that busy by lunchtime the stairs were packed. It's very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower town” (43 reviews)
“stairs lead” (4 reviews)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The steps are really not too many or as dangerous as it sounds. At the top of the stairs you can view Petit Champlain st linned up with restaurants and local musicians playing instruments such as harps , guitars or accordions. Real pleasant area to...More

Thank Liliana N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Passed here in the morning when it wasn't that busy by lunchtime the stairs were packed. It's very cool that there are restaurants and shops on the stairs. We ate lunch just around the corner. This is a really great place to people watch. Must...More

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While not so much of a standalone attraction, the site provides an iconic photo op. Usually very crowded during the day. Conveniently on the way from Upper Town down into Place Royal/Quartier Petit Champlain if you walk all the way instead of taking the Funicular.

Thank DantesCaulfieldGatz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was pretty cool. It leads to the Quartier Petit Camplain so we kind of had to go down the stairs. They are not as daunting as the name suggests (they're just steps) so don't worry about walking up and down and falling.

Thank susiecrew423
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the top of the stairs of the street full of people enjoying the shops and restaurants was fun to see!

Thank TR667
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best visited in the morning or late afternoon when the tour buses have left the city. We climbed the steps once and had to maneuver around tour groups taking selfies. After that we spend the $2 each on the funicular. The view is better, and...More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the breakneck steps both up and down a number of times on our trip to avoid the Funiculaire. There are a few shops and restaurants along the way and the view from the top is spectacular. No need to be incredibly athletic, as...More

1  Thank Kylie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked these steps again and again. A great city for walking. Most days we walked a minimum of 8 miles and climbed a minimum of 20 flights of stairs.

1  Thank Jimmy_K91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. The entire area is fantastic to visit. It is a must see in the old city. Lots of shopping, gorgeous buildings and places to eat.

Thank Leslie I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burn off some calories from all that good French Canadian food and although it can be very crowded ,it's a nice view down the Petite Champlain.

Thank Bellaluna64
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