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“Great photo opporunity”

Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou)
Ranked #20 of 218 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
467 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 633 helpful votes
“Great photo opporunity”
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Even if you're just walking by quickly in passing, this is a great stop for a picture from the top of the stairs. We came across it by accident, after we had already done the hillside tram.

It's hard to believe this is Canada when looking at the photos.

Visited July 2014
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London, Canada
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94 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best view in the city”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

An absolute must see in the old city. Take the stairs down and walk to the end of Petit-Champlain to see the wall mural. Walking up is not that bad, there are platforms if you need a rest.

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Manchester, NH
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“More Stairs!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We spent three days in Quebec City and climbed many, many, many stairs. There is nothing special about Breakneck Stairs. They are steep but not particular difficult. A very nice area with lots of shops. The glassblower (Les Trois Crosbeaux) at the bottom of the stairs was my favorite shop. There is a little park at the bottom of the stairs a little way up which was shady and there was a harp player.

Visited August 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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738 reviews
442 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,316 helpful votes
“Free stairmaster.”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you haven't been to a gym in a longtime, this challenge can be a bit daunting. Throngs of tourists make this climb appear like a some religious pilgrimage to souvenir shops. But this is one of Quebec's must do. Just because it is there. And it is a cute walk to avoid the funicular.

Visited November 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Just HAD to walk them up”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The name made us curious! They are steep but not dangerous. Not for anyone with knee/hip or other serious health issue though. Our legs were sore and we were out of breath but it was a fun walk!!!

Visited July 2014
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