Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou)

Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou)

Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou)
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This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
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chaseadventure
Vermont10 contributions
Jan 2020
Be prepared to take these stairs WAYYYY more than you think you will. The line for the thing that carries you up and down the hill is not worth the wait, so we used the stairs probably 15 times. Exhausting and bad for impatient people. Enchanting the first time, it gets old, but I'm grateful there's another option other than the thingie that carries you back and forth.
Written December 31, 2020
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robertdD5422BG
Trenton, Canada28 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a stair case with history as the name suggests. Today it is perfectly safe to use, we've used it more than once. It is hard to keep its history in mind while useing it because of all the small businesses lining both sides. It provides great access to more of this beautiful city regardless of weather you are going up or down.
Written July 31, 2022
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victoriafoody
Victoria, Canada317 contributions
Jun 2022
I have to admit I was confused by the name as the staircase isn't that bad. There are other steeper scarier staircases in the city that take you from the upper part of the city to the lower part. However, this is in heart of the old city tourist area and there are lots of quaint stores on the staircase. It worth taking the stairs to get the view of Rue de Petit Champlain and to browse thru the stores.
Written December 23, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,744 contributions
Jun 2023
Yes it is a steep staircase, but it is not so long and you will be up it in a few seconds. And it takes you to a prominent spot in the old city, a good place to gaze out on it. And you will probably want to continue uphill to the hotel. Some nice food along the way.
Written June 13, 2023
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,448 contributions
Sep 2021
The Breakneck Steps are another must see attraction in Québec City. It links Côte de la Montagne and Quartier Petit-Champlain. The view of restaurants and boutiques from the top of the steps is impressive.
Written September 19, 2021
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Foodange
Manchester, UK2,822 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
It’s a pretty short staircase with art shops and restaurants along it.
Not steep so couldn’t quite work out what the fuss was about. If you break your neck on this, don't attempt the Promenade des Gouverneurs!
Great views from the top.
Written October 11, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
When we first read about the "Breakneck Steps" we were a bit concerned about how we would tackle this particular problem.... However when we actually got there it was a relief to discover it is all a bit of a myth, more likely a tourist attraction! The steps are not really that steep and not that many. It's quite easy going down or up. Going down the steps is the way to the Lower Town, the older Quebec. A very beautiful part of the city and very picturesque. Not to be missed!
Written October 23, 2023
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Sachin K
New York City, NY5,857 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Walking down these steps from the upper town to lower town is a unique experience as it offers some great views of the lower old town. Walking upwards could be very challenging and won’t offer those great views. So would certainly very highly recommend walking downwards to any traveler in Quebec City.
Written November 21, 2019
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,183 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
These steps connect the lower basin with the upper or Terrasse Dufferin. Easiest and most scenic way to get down to Petit Champlain.
Written May 9, 2019
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airehead2
Oakland, ME90 contributions
Aug 2015
The steps can be taken in increments with shops and cafes to the left and right at the mid-way. Lots to take in along the trek either up or down. My frequent and learned suggestion would be to walk down and take the Funiclare back up to the boardwalk. ($.75)
Written December 29, 2015
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