Is there an easier way to get from Dufferin Terrace in Upper Town down to Petit-Champlain? Yes. Hop aboard the Old Québec Funicular. While the 1879 railway covers a distance of 210 feet, you will be treated to wonderful views of Basse-Ville and the Saint Lawrence River. You will exit at the former home of Louis Jolliet built in 1683. This French-Canadian explorer, along with Jesuit Father Jacques Marquette, was the first to map the upper Mississippi River.