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Several stairways connect the Upper and Lower Towns, but the Escalier Casse-Cou is probably the most well known. Linking Côte de la Montagne to the picturesque Petit Champlain, it earned its name — “breakneck stairs” — because of its steepness (which isn’t as scary as it sounds). It’s a must-do for tourists, but even locals succumb to the romantic viewpoint it provides over the cliff, the historical buildings and the cobblestone streets of the Old Port. 

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Escalier Casse-Cou

Several stairways connect the Upper and Lower Towns, but the Escalier Casse-Cou is probably the most well known. Linking Côte de la Montagne to the picturesque Petit Champlain, it earned its name — “breakneck stairs” — because of its steepness (which isn’t as scary as it sounds). It’s a must-do for tourists, but even locals succumb to the romantic viewpoint it provides over the cliff, the historical buildings and the cobblestone streets of the Old Port.