The Hotel de Crillon in Paris, housed in a palace built originally for Louis XV and overlooking the Place de la Concorde. The Crillon's public rooms and bedrooms are elegant and spacious, with marbled bathrooms. Service is impeccable and discreet - you check in and out in a private sitting room. With its magnificent ornate giltwork and vast mirrors, the restaurant, Les Ambassadeurs, is one of the world's finest and the only one I know to provide a little stool for handbags! The Garnier Opera House, Louvre and Musee d'Orsay are within 10 minutes' walk, the Pompidou Centre and Bastille Opera House a short Metro ride away. This is my idea of paradise.
Christopher Nourse is MD of English National Ballet. ENB performs The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum from 3 Dec to 4 Jan