2012 list of 3 Star Michelin restaurants in France

Every year every 2 star chef prays to the Michelin Gods and hopes they will be able to join this elite group of restaurateurs.  They also pray they will not be demoted from 3 to 2.

This year only one was promoted to the ranks of the best on earth.  The number in parenthesis represents the department (county) that the restaurant is located in. i.e. the last entry is Georges Blanc in the town of Vonnas which is in the department of l’Ain which starts with the letter A or 1st letter in the alphabet. If you are driving through France you can also see the department number as the last 2 digits on each license plate.

MICHELIN guide France 2012

N : new stars in 2012

26 o of which 1 new

Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

Town (departement) Establishement
Baerenthal / Untermuhlthal (57) L’Arnsbourg
Chagny (71) Maison Lameloise
Eugénie-les-Bains (40) Michel Guérard
Fontjoncouse (11) Auberge du Vieux Puits
Illhaeusern (68) Auberge de l’Ill
Joigny (89) La Côte St-Jacques
Laguiole (12) Bras
Lyon (69) Paul Bocuse
Marseille (13) Le Petit Nice
Megève (74) Flocons de Sel N
Monte-Carlo (Principauté de Monaco) Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse
Paris 1er Le Meurice
Paris 4e L’Ambroisie
Paris 7e Arpège
Paris 8e Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
Paris 8e Epicure
Paris 8e Ledoyen
Paris 8e Pierre Gagnaire
Paris 16e Astrance
Paris 16e Le Pré Catelan
Paris 17e Guy Savoy
Roanne (42) Troisgros
Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid (43) Régis et Jacques Marcon
Saulieu (21) Le Relais Bernard Loiseau
Valence (26) Pic
Vonnas (01) Georges Blanc

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