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2011 Michelin Stars For France Announced

The 2011 Michelin Guide to France is out, and for the first time in the history of the country, Bib Gourmand restaurants outnumber those that earned stars. 601 restaurants earned a Bib Gourmand, which honors restaurants in which a full meal costs less than €35 (US$48) in Paris and €29 (US$40) in the rest of France. 117 of those are new to the guide

571 restaurants earned stars, including five that gained a second star and 46 that gained their first. Michel Trama in Puymirol dropped from three stars to two. France now boasts 25 three-star, 76 two-star, and 470 one-star restaurants.

· The Michelin Guide France 2011 Feature the Largest Number of Bib Gourmand Restaurants Ever [Michelin]
· Paris Restaurants Gain in Michelin as Value Comes to Fore [Bloomberg]
· All Michelin Coverage on Eater [-E-]