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A fun Climb

If you're not afraid of stairs, this is the shortcut to the top. It not only saves you a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JohnnyBr
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Palatine, Illinois
A bit of history

As the story goes the stairs got their name from the sailors who came to town after a long trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John-Cypress-Tx
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Houston, Texas
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This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you go, try and go early in the morning before the tours are started or later when everyone has gone for the day.

Thank P B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're not afraid of stairs, this is the shortcut to the top. It not only saves you a lot of distance, but it also makes it easier to not get turned around on the winding streets.

Thank JohnnyBr
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the story goes the stairs got their name from the sailors who came to town after a long trip looking for wine, women and song and after too much of each would fall down these stairs and break their necks. Just be careful as...More

Thank John-Cypress-Tx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was reading abt Quebec, I vowed to avoid these. I have bad balance due to Lyme disease. Guess what!? There they were, looming in front of me. My twin and I scaled them, and we're in some small way proud that we did....More

Thank karengduffy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got up early to explore and walked down to the Quartier Champlain- no one was around and it was lovely. Took the steps back up - what a lovely view.

Thank N D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where all the tourist go. Even though we had been to Quebec before, we head straight for here. Its the best way to get to Quartier Petit Champlain.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These stairs are terribly over hyped, as is the funicular which bypasses them. The funicular is a rip-off unless you cannot climb the equivalent of about 6 floors. If you want real by God stairs, take those that descend fro,the Plains of Abraham to the...More

1  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was expecting something terrifying but these are just a set of steps running from the top of town to the bottom. Some nice bars, shops and restaurants down there so don’t miss out. We did it the easy was, walked down and got the Funicular...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Taking the stairs down is a must do activity. Lots of wonderful stores, restaurants and views. Many people take the stairs down and then take the Funicular up. You get great views and 2 must do items off of your list. The last set of...More

Thank ParsonsFamily5
Reviewed September 10, 2018

In the old town area of Quebec city is a section known as the breakneck steps, to be honest its a bit overrated, they are some steps you can go up or down them, I've seen worse.

Thank TeamWard
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