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The painting that inspired Finnish independence

A new exhibition at the National Gallery marks 100 years of Finland’s independence

Gerald Scarfe interview: ‘Donald Trump is fantastic to draw, but Brexit is boring’

The great cartoonist reflects on the art of satire, drawing in war zones and the gentler side of his work

Trujillo is Spain’s unspoilt gem

This citadel of the conquistadors is off the beaten track but well worth seeking out

When visiting Berlin, go west

West Berlin is becoming more trendy, but the ambience of the old city remains

Edinburgh’s other festival

Venture beyond the Fringe for the excellent Edinburgh Art Festival

The uncertain future of our summer holidays

Getting away has never been simpler, but the travel industry is unsure where to go next

His fair lady: Givenchy on his devotion to Audrey Hepburn

The designer remembers the most elegant of creative friendships

The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

Lots of people argue about what makes the Swiss watch business different. I think I’ve met the answer

One’s watch

Even queens wear Patek Philippe, says William Cook

Brenners Hotel. Photo: © Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus

The naked jape

For a nude dip in the spa, high-stakes drama atthe casino, or both, Baden-Baden is a place torelax in the grand old style, says William Cook

The Milky Way over Methoni. GETTY IMAGES.

On a remote outpost of the Peloponnese, this could be a blueprint to revive the Greek tourist trade

At Costa Navarino, they seem to have found a winning formula which actually pays its way

Vallée de Joux

Cows and clockwork

In a cosy attic above Junod, Lausanne’s oldest watch shop, there’s a museum which charts the story of Switzerland’s obsessive…

Simpler times

The first time I saw an Ochs und Junior watch was on the wrist of my Swiss friend Fabian. It…