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These are indeed breaknecks, but they are also super cool and well worth walking down. Neat place... read more

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Must see attraction. Nice place to hang out and stroll around. We found “the door” to the other... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These are indeed breaknecks, but they are also super cool and well worth walking down. Neat place! Very fun.

Thank Mjldly
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Must see attraction. Nice place to hang out and stroll around. We found “the door” to the other side.

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed taking this route to the shops below and were impressed by the view of people everywhere enjoying multiple facets of daily life. Great place to people watch and always bustling. Scenic pictures too!

Thank Harold C
Reviewed 1 week ago

very crowded. But a great picture op of the street below. So neat to go from Upper Town Quebec City to Lower Town.

Thank k0sm056
Reviewed 1 week ago

We must have done these steps twice a day the week we visited Quebec City. They were great exercise and had fun little shops along the way that you wouldn't see bypassing them.

Thank BlueBonnet48
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun and exciting view down the street. The lower level is loaded with shops, restaurants, ice cream snacks shops, street performers and unique specialty ware stores. It takes a couple of hours to really appreciate this area or "shop until you drop." .You can...More

1  Thank smichelini2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes they are breakneck. Be careful on your footing and take it slowly. There are handrails and places to stop and rest. It is a shady and lovely area. I would recommend wearing very comfortable and sturdy shoes when walking around Old Quebec City.

Thank 395tourist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stairs connect Upper Town to Lower Town and are busy in tourist season. Be in shape or the crowd will keep you moving even though your legs are aching! Take the funiculaire (3 Canadian dollars when I went) if you don't want to walk....More

Thank Thereandback111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to burn off those delicious pastries, and get some amazing pictures. The steps have great handle bars on each side so no worries.

Thank ltellsworth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always loved walking this but I’m finding it difficult as I get older! Pay 3$ and use the funicular!

Thank kwmomx2
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