Yves Tessier, Tessima/Québec City
Clubs, bars and cafes make up a vibrant part of Québec City's nightlife scene, with many clustered around rue St-Jean in Old Québec, and Grande-Allée and the adjacent Avenue Cartier outside the city walls. The now trendy and recently rejuvenated Saint-Roch District is also a popular nightlife area. Patrons wanting something more subdued can make it a night out with the performing arts, including symphony and opera. Summer and winter festivals feature international performers providing music, dance and theater, while local rock, jazz and folk musicians perform in bars and cafés year-round.