Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Thursday, March 29, 2007

New 2007 edition of the Michelin guide to France

Yesterday (28th March) Michelin launched their famous 'red book' English language version of the 2007 Michelin Guide to France, containing details of all the coveted 'Michelin starred' restaurants and hotels across France.

The Guide contains some 4,752 hotels and 3,641 restaurants in all comfort and price categories, from neighbourhood bistros to three-star restaurants, and from small family guest houses to vast luxury hotels. As usual there'll be lots of hoo-ha as to who has got what star rating and doubtless there'll be some French Jamie Oliver's who are ecstatic and some that are furious by what's been written about them.

Putting aside the top-starred establishments I've always found the Guide to be a useful (and crucially reliable) reference as to where to eat and go at more modest budgets and I'm sure this year will be no exception. Each writeup contains details of typical menu's, prices and opening times so you don't trek somewhere to find that it's closed for the day. Usefully also there's street plans for many of the sizeable towns and city centres so if you're without Sat-Nav then you can also use the Guide to find tourist attractions and where to park.

Full press releases for the France 2007 and Paris 2007 guides are on Michelin's website.

France 2007 RRP's at £15.99 but as usual Amazon are selling at a discounted price of £10.55. Alternatively they're selling Paris 2007 for £6.59, or as a bundle of France 2007 with UK and Ireland 2007 for £20.14.

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