Cush Jumbo: ‘The reality is that actors wish they could choose jobs.’ Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Even virtually, Cush Jumbo’s energy enters the room before she does, which is at a run, with the force of someone just ejected from a cannon. “I don’t(...)

It was not until she was 35, in 2013, that the edgy hidden-camera prank show Connasse brought Camille Cottin  to her nation’s attention. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

“I bought a few sheep during lockdown. Nobody told me they’d eat all my plants. How Parisian is that?” I’m discussing the pandemic with the actor Cami(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  elbow bumps after handing over a Welcome to French Citizenship booklet to a new French citizen during a ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the republic at the Pantheon in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Julien De Rosa/AFP/Getty

“On this anniversary day, it is not so much joy which dominates as lucid gravity,” French president Emmanuel Macron said when he celebrated the 150th (...)

Griessmuehle in Berlin. Nightclubs play a huge role in the city’s culture and economy. But real estate investors and infrastructure projects have put many venues at risk. Photograph: Gordon Welters/The New York Times

It’s 5am in Berlin’s KitKat club, and the half-naked crowd is dancing furiously to a deep bass track as a woman performs energetic oral sex on a very (...)

‘I sometimes joke I must have been French in a previous life, probably in 19th-century Paris.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

I completed the longest journey of my life on Thursday, in a functional room on the third floor of an annex of the Préfecture de Paris. There were 70 (...)

Gabriel Corcoran and his wife Catherine on the walk up from Le Pecq to Saint Germain, just outside Paris.

“My wife Catherine is from the Limousin region in the centre of France, and I’m from Tipperary. After 12 years in North and South America, we are happ(...)

Just an hour from downtown Manhattan, the Bear  Mountain Bridge, located in Bear Mountain State Park, New York, spans the Hudson River. Photograph: Getty Images

An hour from New York There is no better way to cope with jet lag after landing in New York than by getting straight into the sea. Not many people re(...)

Harry Kessler, 1906, by Edvard Munch. Photograph: © National Museums, Berlin/

Taking centre stage in Berlin was the dapper Count Harry Kessler, Germany’s original hipster. Kessler is so cool that, though dead almost 80 years, h(...)

La Réserve Ramatuelle on the  Côte d’Azure is a temple to Zen wellbeing

Perched on a hill in the middle of a nature reserve and overlooking the azure blue of St Tropez Bay, La Réserve Ramatuelle is a temple to Zen wellbein(...)

Fionn Davenport
Fionn Davenport's travel desk

AND ALL THAT JAZZ Readers of these pages will guess that I’m pretty excited about direct flights from Dublin to Marrakesh, and this week I(...)

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