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The 27 Michelin Three-Star Restaurants of France

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On Monday morning, the Michelin guide unveiled its 2014 list of stars for France, which includes 27 three-star gastronomic temples. But where can these be found? As has been done in past years, today Eater takes a look at the Michelin three-star restaurants of France, from Paris to Marseille and everything in between.

Listed in alphabetical order, these establishments include restaurants that have been passed through families for generations (Auberge de L'Ill, Maison Troisgros, Maison Lameloise) as well as eponymous restaurants from France's culinary legends (Bras, Paul Bocuse, Pierre Gagnaire, Guy Savoy). Speaking of legends, Alain Ducasse appears here twice (his previous Parisian three-star Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée is closed for a remodel and is not listed) with Le Louis XV and Le Meurice. Meanwhile, Anne-Sophie Pic remains the only woman with three Michelin stars in France at Maison Pic, and Arnaud Lallement joins the circle of celebrated three-star chefs with the (leaked) addition of L'Assiette Champenoise. Here now, the Michelin three-star restaurants of France:


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1. Auberge de L'Ill

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2 Rue de Collonges au Mont d'Or, Illhaeusern
68970, France
+33 3 89 71 89 00
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Set in the Alsatian village of Illhaeusern, Auberge de L'Ill is one of the longest-running Michelin-starred restaurants passed down through the decades in the Haeberlin family. The first star came back in 1952, with the third finally bestowed upon the restaurant in 1967. It's now under the watch of chef Marc Haeberlin. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Auberge Du Vieux Puits

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5 Avenue Saint-Victor
11360 Fontjoncouse, France
+33 4 68 44 07 37
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Chef Gilles Goujon landed at the picturesque L'Auberge du Vieux Puits in 1992 and began his climb up the ladder of Michelin stars. In 2010, he finally made it to the coveted three-star level for his cuisine that Michelin inspectors describe as an expert balance of season, terroir, and innovation. [Photo: Official Site]

3. Bras

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Route de l'Aubrac, Laguiole
12210, France
+33 5 65 51 18 20
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The inspiration of many a culinary journey, Restaurant Bras is where the legendary Michel Bras began exerting his influence on generations of chefs to come. Now, his son Sébastien Bras runs this kitchen in the countryside that is Laguiole. [Photo: Alexandre Lardeur]

4. Epicure

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112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris
75008, France
+33 1 53 43 43 40
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The airy dining room at Epicure is a stunning setting for enjoying chef Eric Frechon's three-Michelin-starred cuisine. Having already worked at Hotel Le Bristol as a teen at the beginning of his career, Frechon returned as head chef in 1999. He quickly added its second Michelin star in 2001 and, finally, nabbed the third in 2009. [Photo: Official Site]

5. Flocons De Sel

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1775 Route du Leutaz
74120 Megève, France
+33 4 50 21 49 99
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High up in the French Alps, Flocons de Sel is where chef Emmanuel Renaut first earned his third Michelin star two years ago. Renaut has created a true dining destination in the ski town of Megève by pairing this fine dining restaurant with a hotel, bistro, and cookery program. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Georges Blanc

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Place du Marché
01540 Vonnas, France
+ 33 (0)4 74 50 90 90
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In 1968, Georges Blanc took over the Vonnas inn that had been in his family for generations and converted it into a five-star hotel that won its third Michelin star in 1981. Blanc has since written about a dozen cookbooks and opened restaurants elsewhere in Vonnas and beyond. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Guy Savoy

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18 rue Troyon, Paris
75017, France
+33 1 43 80 40 61
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Guy Savoy's flagship restaurant in Paris won its third star in 2002, about five years after he moved it to this more spacious location on rue Troyon. This acclaimed French chef — who trained with the Troisgros brothers — has made iconic dishes such as his artichoke and black truffle soup. [Photo: Facebook]

8. L'Ambroisie

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9 place des Vosges, Paris
75004, France
+33 1 42 78 51 45
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L'Ambroisie opened in 1986 in a former townhouse set in Paris' Place des Vosges, an intimate dining room that serves as the setting for one of the city's most heralded dining experiences. Mathieu and Bernard Pacaud offer what Michelin describes as an "explosion of flavours, scientific approach, and perfect execution." [Photo: Official]

9. L'Arnsbourg

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Untermuhltal 18, Baerenthal
57230, France
+33 3 87 06 50 85
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Chef Jean-Georges Klein has held three Michelin stars since 2002 at this restaurant remotely located in the Vosges Mountains of Lorraine. L'Arnsbourg offers three set menus, starting at 95 euros ($131) up to 169 euros ($232) per person. He and his wife Nicole also operate a hotel on the premises for those who make the special trip out for a three-star meal. [Photo: Facebook]

10. L'Arpège

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84 Rue de Varenne, Paris
75007, France
+33 1 47 05 09 06
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Chef Alain Passard gained his first two Michelin stars quickly after opening Arpège in 1986, finally getting that coveted third star 10 years later. Passard himself is one of the many heavyweights in French gastronomy, and is widely recognized for a focus on vegetables that has inspired chefs around the world. [Photo: Official Site]

11. L'Assiette Champenoise

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40 avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, Tinqueux
51430, France
+33 3 26 84 64 64
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L'Assiette Champenoise entered the elite club of three-starred restaurants this year, which was fortunate considering a French news magazine had already leaked news of its promotion. Chef Arnaud Lallement leads this restaurant, which got its start nearly 40 years ago under his father Jean-Pierre. [Photo: Official Site]

12. L'Astrance

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4 rue Beethoven, Paris
75016, France
+33 1 40 50 84 40
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Chef Pascal Barbot and manager Christophe Rohat worked together at Alain Passard's Arpège before opening Astrance in 2000. They gained their third Michelin star in 2007 for a cuisine which food writer Elizabeth Auerbach describes as "state of the art, modern French gastronomy with Asian flair." Only open four days a week, this is one of Paris' truly tough tables. [Photo: Facebook]

13. La Côte Saint-Jacques

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14 Faubourg de Paris
89300 Joigny, France
+33 3 86 62 09 70
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Located 90 minutes from Paris, La Côte Saint-Jacques is a three-star experience that has its origins in a bed-and-breakfast founded more than 60 years ago by chef Jean-Michel Lorain's grandmother. Jean-Michel Lorain joined his father in the kitchen in 1983, helping the restaurant rise to its third Michelin star three years later. He has been running the kitchen solo since 2001. [Photo: Facebook]

14. La Maison Troisgros

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Place Jean Troisgros, Roanne
42300, France
+33 4 77 71 66 97
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Maison Troisgros is the stuff of French culinary legend, dating back to 1930 when Jean-Baptiste Troisgros purchased this property across from the Roanne railroad station. Sons Jean and Pierre earned the restaurant's first Michelin star in 1955, bumped up to three in 1968 as the brothers helped guide the evolution of France's Nouvelle Cuisine. Pierre's son Michel has been running the kitchen since 1998, and throughout it all, Maision Troisgros has held onto those three stars for more than 45 years. [Photo: Official Site]

15. La Vague d'Or

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Résidence de la Pinède, Saint-Tropez
83990, France
+33 (0)4 94 55 91 00
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La Vague d'Or joined Michelin's list of three-starred restaurants just back in 2013, news which was leaked in advance as news of French Michelin stars seems wont to do these days. Chef Arnaud Donckele helms this Saint-Tropez gastronomic destination that celebrates the sea upon which it resides. [Photo: Facebook]

16. Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse

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Place du Casino, Monaco
98000, Monaco
+377 98 06 88 64
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More than 25 years ago, Alain Ducasse made a splash in the world of gastronomy with his celebrated Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo, which become the first hotel restaurant to win three Michelin stars back in 1990. Ducasse has continued on to collect Michelin stars around the world, but Le Louis XV remains an icon of French cooking. [Photo: Official Site]

17. Le Meurice

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228 rue de Rivoli, Paris
75001, France
+33 1 44 58 10 10
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Chef Yannick Alléno might be gone from Alain Ducasse's Paris restaurant Le Meurice, but its three Michelin stars still shine brightly. Ducasse himself and new head chef Christophe Saintagne rebooted the menu this past Fall with a stripped-down focus on vegetables. [Photo: Official Site]

18. Le Petit Nice

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17 Rue des Braves, Marseille
13007, France
+33 4 91 59 25 92
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Michelin explains that the cuisine at chef Gérald Passédat's Le Petit Nice in Marseille "is steeped in Provence." Seafood and flavors of the Mediterranean — which the restaurant overlooks — predominate this three-star menu. [Photo: Facebook]

19. Le Pré Catelan

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Route de Suresnes, Paris
75016, France
+33 1 44 14 41 14
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Chef Frédéric Anton began his career studying under the likes of Gérard Boyer and Joel Robuchon, becoming the chef at Le Pré Catelan in 1997. Ten years later, Michelin awarded the restaurant three stars under Anton's watch. This restaurant also has the advantage of an iconic — and beautiful — location within Paris' Napoleon-era park Bois de Boulogne. [Photo: Official Site]

20. Le Relais Bernard Loiseau

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2 Rue d'Argentine
21210 Saulieu, France
+33 3 80 90 53 53
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Though the culinary world still mourns the passing of Bernard Loiseau — and rehashes the Michelin-related rumors associated with his suicide — his Saulieu restaurant continues to hold the three stars he won for it back in 1991. His wife, Dominique, still runs Le Relais Bernard Loiseau with chef Patrick Bertron leading the kitchen that he has worked in for more than 30 years. [Photo: Official Site]

21. Les Prés d'Eugénie - Michel Guérard

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Place de I'Imperatrice, Eugénie-les-Bains
40320, France
+33 5 58 05 06 07
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More than 30 years after first gaining his third Michelin star, chef Michel Guérard is still stunning the world of gastronomy with his restaurant at the hotel-spa Les Prés d'Eugénie. As the Wall Street Journal noted back in 2010, Guérard was the inventor of a lighter French cuisine and, along with Paul Bocuse, is "among the first global Gallic celebrity chefs." [Photo: Official Site]

22. Maison Lameloise

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36 place d'Armes, Chagny
71150, France
+33 3 85 87 65 65
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The history of Maison Lameloise stretches back to 1921, when three generations of the Lameloise ran this restaurant in the Burgundy region. It first received a third Michelin star in 1979, with a brief dip down between 2005 and 2007 before regaining the honor under the young chef Eric Pras, who continues to helm the kitchen. [Photo: Official Site]

23. Maison Pic

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285 avenue Victor Hugo, Valence
26000, France
+33 4 75 44 15 32
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France's only three-Michelin-starred female chef Anne-Sophie Pic carries on the culinary tradition that was started in her family more than a century ago at Maison Pic. She won back the restaurant's third Michelin star in 2007 thanks to a style of cooking that Pic's own website describes as based upon "respect, taste and simplicity." [Photo: Facebook]

24. Paul Bocuse

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40 rue de la Plage, Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or
69660, France
+33 4 72 42 90 90
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It's hard to overestimate the importance of French culinary legend Paul Bocuse and his three-starred Lyon restaurant. His eponymous restaurant has held three Michelin stars for nearly 50 years, and visitors can still order some of his iconic dishes such as the truffle soup Bocuse once served at a presidential dinner in 1975. [Photo: Official Site]

25. Pavillon Ledoyen

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1 Avenue Dutuit, Paris
75008, France
+33 1 53 05 10 00
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Ledoyen describes itself as the most secret of the three-Michelin-starred restaurants, located within the gardens of the Champs-Elysées. Michelin reports that chef Christian Le Squer "champions cuisine that is unpretentious yet cooked to perfection." [Photo: Facebook]

26. Pierre Gagnaire

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6 rue Balzac, Paris
75008, France
+33 1 58 36 12 50
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Pierre Gagnaire's eponymous restaurant in Paris gained its third star in 1998, just two years after opening on rue Balzac. This French chef has gone on to open restaurants across the world, and is already a living legend for his contributions to bridging the gap between classical French cuisine and modern-day gastronomy. [Photo: Francis Amiand]

27. Régis et Jacques Marcon

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Chemin de Brard, Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid
43290, France
+33 4 71 59 93 72
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Régis et Jacques Marcon is another of France's three-Michelin-starred family endeavors. Here, the Bocuse d'Or-winning father Régis and his son Jacques are known for reflecting the environment and the turn of the seasons on their constantly changing menu. [Photo: Official Site]

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1. Auberge de L'Ill

2 Rue de Collonges au Mont d'Or, Illhaeusern, 68970, France
Set in the Alsatian village of Illhaeusern, Auberge de L'Ill is one of the longest-running Michelin-starred restaurants passed down through the decades in the Haeberlin family. The first star came back in 1952, with the third finally bestowed upon the restaurant in 1967. It's now under the watch of chef Marc Haeberlin. [Photo: Facebook]
2 Rue de Collonges au Mont d'Or, Illhaeusern
68970, France

2. Auberge Du Vieux Puits

5 Avenue Saint-Victor, 11360 Fontjoncouse, France
Chef Gilles Goujon landed at the picturesque L'Auberge du Vieux Puits in 1992 and began his climb up the ladder of Michelin stars. In 2010, he finally made it to the coveted three-star level for his cuisine that Michelin inspectors describe as an expert balance of season, terroir, and innovation. [Photo: Official Site]
5 Avenue Saint-Victor
11360 Fontjoncouse, France

3. Bras

Route de l'Aubrac, Laguiole, 12210, France
The inspiration of many a culinary journey, Restaurant Bras is where the legendary Michel Bras began exerting his influence on generations of chefs to come. Now, his son Sébastien Bras runs this kitchen in the countryside that is Laguiole. [Photo: Alexandre Lardeur]
Route de l'Aubrac, Laguiole
12210, France

4. Epicure

112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75008, France
The airy dining room at Epicure is a stunning setting for enjoying chef Eric Frechon's three-Michelin-starred cuisine. Having already worked at Hotel Le Bristol as a teen at the beginning of his career, Frechon returned as head chef in 1999. He quickly added its second Michelin star in 2001 and, finally, nabbed the third in 2009. [Photo: Official Site]
112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris
75008, France

5. Flocons De Sel

1775 Route du Leutaz, 74120 Megève, France
High up in the French Alps, Flocons de Sel is where chef Emmanuel Renaut first earned his third Michelin star two years ago. Renaut has created a true dining destination in the ski town of Megève by pairing this fine dining restaurant with a hotel, bistro, and cookery program. [Photo: Facebook]
1775 Route du Leutaz
74120 Megève, France

6. Georges Blanc

Place du Marché, 01540 Vonnas, France
In 1968, Georges Blanc took over the Vonnas inn that had been in his family for generations and converted it into a five-star hotel that won its third Michelin star in 1981. Blanc has since written about a dozen cookbooks and opened restaurants elsewhere in Vonnas and beyond. [Photo: Facebook]
Place du Marché
01540 Vonnas, France

7. Guy Savoy

18 rue Troyon, Paris, 75017, France
Guy Savoy's flagship restaurant in Paris won its third star in 2002, about five years after he moved it to this more spacious location on rue Troyon. This acclaimed French chef — who trained with the Troisgros brothers — has made iconic dishes such as his artichoke and black truffle soup. [Photo: Facebook]
18 rue Troyon, Paris
75017, France

8. L'Ambroisie

9 place des Vosges, Paris, 75004, France
L'Ambroisie opened in 1986 in a former townhouse set in Paris' Place des Vosges, an intimate dining room that serves as the setting for one of the city's most heralded dining experiences. Mathieu and Bernard Pacaud offer what Michelin describes as an "explosion of flavours, scientific approach, and perfect execution." [Photo: Official]
9 place des Vosges, Paris
75004, France

9. L'Arnsbourg

Untermuhltal 18, Baerenthal, 57230, France
Chef Jean-Georges Klein has held three Michelin stars since 2002 at this restaurant remotely located in the Vosges Mountains of Lorraine. L'Arnsbourg offers three set menus, starting at 95 euros ($131) up to 169 euros ($232) per person. He and his wife Nicole also operate a hotel on the premises for those who make the special trip out for a three-star meal. [Photo: Facebook]
Untermuhltal 18, Baerenthal
57230, France

10. L'Arpège

84 Rue de Varenne, Paris, 75007, France
Chef Alain Passard gained his first two Michelin stars quickly after opening Arpège in 1986, finally getting that coveted third star 10 years later. Passard himself is one of the many heavyweights in French gastronomy, and is widely recognized for a focus on vegetables that has inspired chefs around the world. [Photo: Official Site]
84 Rue de Varenne, Paris
75007, France

11. L'Assiette Champenoise

40 avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, Tinqueux, 51430, France
L'Assiette Champenoise entered the elite club of three-starred restaurants this year, which was fortunate considering a French news magazine had already leaked news of its promotion. Chef Arnaud Lallement leads this restaurant, which got its start nearly 40 years ago under his father Jean-Pierre. [Photo: Official Site]
40 avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, Tinqueux
51430, France

12. L'Astrance

4 rue Beethoven, Paris, 75016, France
Chef Pascal Barbot and manager Christophe Rohat worked together at Alain Passard's Arpège before opening Astrance in 2000. They gained their third Michelin star in 2007 for a cuisine which food writer Elizabeth Auerbach describes as "state of the art, modern French gastronomy with Asian flair." Only open four days a week, this is one of Paris' truly tough tables. [Photo: Facebook]
4 rue Beethoven, Paris
75016, France

13. La Côte Saint-Jacques

14 Faubourg de Paris, 89300 Joigny, France
Located 90 minutes from Paris, La Côte Saint-Jacques is a three-star experience that has its origins in a bed-and-breakfast founded more than 60 years ago by chef Jean-Michel Lorain's grandmother. Jean-Michel Lorain joined his father in the kitchen in 1983, helping the restaurant rise to its third Michelin star three years later. He has been running the kitchen solo since 2001. [Photo: Facebook]
14 Faubourg de Paris
89300 Joigny, France

14. La Maison Troisgros

Place Jean Troisgros, Roanne, 42300, France
Maison Troisgros is the stuff of French culinary legend, dating back to 1930 when Jean-Baptiste Troisgros purchased this property across from the Roanne railroad station. Sons Jean and Pierre earned the restaurant's first Michelin star in 1955, bumped up to three in 1968 as the brothers helped guide the evolution of France's Nouvelle Cuisine. Pierre's son Michel has been running the kitchen since 1998, and throughout it all, Maision Troisgros has held onto those three stars for more than 45 years. [Photo: Official Site]
Place Jean Troisgros, Roanne
42300, France

15. La Vague d'Or

Résidence de la Pinède, Saint-Tropez, 83990, France
La Vague d'Or joined Michelin's list of three-starred restaurants just back in 2013, news which was leaked in advance as news of French Michelin stars seems wont to do these days. Chef Arnaud Donckele helms this Saint-Tropez gastronomic destination that celebrates the sea upon which it resides. [Photo: Facebook]
Résidence de la Pinède, Saint-Tropez
83990, France

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16. Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse

Place du Casino, Monaco, 98000, Monaco
More than 25 years ago, Alain Ducasse made a splash in the world of gastronomy with his celebrated Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo, which become the first hotel restaurant to win three Michelin stars back in 1990. Ducasse has continued on to collect Michelin stars around the world, but Le Louis XV remains an icon of French cooking. [Photo: Official Site]
Place du Casino, Monaco
98000, Monaco

17. Le Meurice

228 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001, France