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Québec City is not renowned for its high culture, but from May to September there are dance, theatre and music events at various outdoor venues, and throughout the year performances can be caught at the city’s theatres, most of which are in trendy Saint-Roch. The liveliest periods are in February and July, when the entire city is animated by its two principal festivals: the excellent Carnaval and the equally frenzied Festival d’Été. Tickets for most events can be purchased through Admission (t 1 800 361 4595, w admission.com) and Réseau Billetech (w billetech.com). For information on the city’s goings-on, check out the listings section in the French daily newspapers Le Soleil and Journal de Québec and the free weekly newspaper Voir (w voir.ca). The quarterly bilingual magazine for tourists Voilà Québec (w voilaquebec.com) also carries information, as does the English Québec Chronicle-Telegraph (w qctonline.com), published every Wednesday.

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