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Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Charming steep slope.

Even in winter, with thick snow, this steep slope is always busy. They take you to the inner... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Sclauca
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Belo Horizonte, MG
Beautiful spot for a pic of this neat part of the city!

This is such a great spot to overlook this neat little section of the city! Make sure to get pics... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
amymlong
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The Woodlands, TX
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This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“name implies” (5 reviews)
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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"lower town"
in 53 reviews
"watch your step"
in 8 reviews
"name implies"
in 5 reviews
"coming down"
in 5 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 5 reviews
"petit champlain"
in 19 reviews
"take your time"
in 14 reviews
"old quebec"
in 35 reviews
"great exercise"
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"shops and restaurants"
in 14 reviews
"take pictures"
in 6 reviews
"dufferin terrace"
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"walk up"
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"walk around"
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"walking tour"
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"workout"
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"street"
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Even in winter, with thick snow, this steep slope is always busy. They take you to the inner artistic area in Quebec, full of art galleries, cozy restaurants, small boutiques and street artists making ice sculptures. It takes you to the lower part of the...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is such a great spot to overlook this neat little section of the city! Make sure to get pics before you head down, its a great view from the top!

Thank amymlong
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

If you stand at the top of the stairs you can look down into the town. If you are lucky to be there when its covered in snow, this is a great spot for pictures/ selfies of you in Quebec

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We took the steps up and the Funincular down. The steps are not that bad, but just use the handrail. The steps are faster than the funincular and there are some really funky shops to visit while on the stairs. So take the stairs at...More

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Did the steps twice - once in rain and ice and once during snow storm. Both times a great short workout but more fun in the snow.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I was lucky enough the lose my footing on the second step of these icy wonders. The slide on my hip to the landing was unexpected but not especially painful and left no permanent injury. These steps were only one of many slippery attractions that...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I marked them average. As steps go, they were average: Rectangular, roughly 7" high if I was guessing, but I forgot my step-measuring device. If you stop at the landings they do offer a nice view of the city, and the look back down Petite...More

Thank Suydam
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.These steps lead down to the lower city and the Quartier Petit Champlain, a lovely area full of picturesque shops. It's a quick trip down and a little slower up... on a icy winter day or...More

Thank Glenn A
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful spots I’ve been. Extremely busy with a lot of tourists. A must see if ever in the area. Take steps down and at the bottom of steps is the funicular to ride back up after finishing window shopping and sightseeing.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Such a beautiful site of the city. This is all about history and the beauty of Quebec City. Remember to bring your camera.

Thank Jens Peter O
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