Flying through France: The TGV high-speed train passes glorious sights such as lavender fields.

Let the world pass you by

If convenience, reliability and cost aren’t enough to make you take to the rails in Europe, the passing scenery will surely win you over.

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Olfactory factory: Parfumerie Fragonard is one of the largest in Grasse.

The sweet smell of Grasse

This fragrant pocket on the Côte d'Azur is only a short sniff from Nice and Cannes, writes Keith Austin.

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Architectural wonder: the Sunrise Kempinksi is soon to open in China.

The most amazing new hotels opening in 2015

However you like your hotels, the upcoming year is sure to please, with architectural acrobatics, spectacular renovations and innovative technologies colluding to produce some fantastic new accommodation offerings.

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