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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Brian J
Portland, OR164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Some interesting shops for sure, cool view onto the Petit Champlain below. Maybe a stretch to call it a landmark. One caution, for those expecting modern handicapped code, not only are the stairs steeper than allowed, there are no extensions or returns on the railings. Go with the Funicular if you have mobility issues (probably obvious).
Written 17 June 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We went up and down these stairs a couple times during our stay heading between the upper and lower towns. Stairs were solid wood. At each flight of stairs there was a small patio area to take a break and visit a store or restaurant.

The name of these stairs were a bit of a misnomer as it was the nicest set of stairs we climbed in Quebec City.

From the top we took a picture perfect view of Rue de Petit Champlain.
Written 24 April 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 23 October 2023
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Foodange
Manchester, UK3,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 October 2023
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Definitely have to be in good shape walking up these steep hills & stairs to get to the top of old town
Written 3 October 2023
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Singapore, Singapore1,205 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The 59 steps Breakneck Stairs are nothing unusual and certainly didn't break our neck climbing up or down. Located behind the Tourists information Centre, it connects Upper Town with Lower Town. In other words, instead of taking the funicular, you use this staircase to go Rue du Petit Champlain, the main shopping belt in Lower Town.
Written 2 October 2023
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pramod J
Toronto, Canada162 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
These are just steps connecting lower and upper parts of down town... Writing the review as this is mentioned as an attraction...!
Written 2 October 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Quite a number of steps and they are wooden. Used to be used to move sheep and when they pooped on the steps it would become slippery sand you could easily fall and break your neck.
Written 25 September 2023
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Moe_Ipak
United States371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Not sure where it got its name but it can get crowded and it is a fun experience. We went up and down a coupe of times
Written 21 July 2023
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CTMans
Ridgefield, CT1,449 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
These steps are not that significant - only 5-6 flights and easily navigated. Take the steps down and if too much to climb return via funicular.
Written 11 July 2023
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