You will not be surprised to learn that Paris boasts over 70 Michelin starred restaurants, making it one of most foodie-friendly capitals in the world.
A star is born!
In 1900 the tire manufacturer André Michelin published the first edition of a guide for French motorists. At first, it was given away free of charge, and contained useful information like maps, instructions for repairing and changing tires, lists of car mechanics, hotels and petrol stations.
Several changes were made to the guide, such as listing restaurants by specific categories, and the debut of hotel listings (initially only for Paris). The guide restaurant section became so popular, the Michelin brothers recruited a team of anonymous inspectors to visit, review restaurants and award stars to the finest. In 1936 the starred-rankings were published.
Here are 5 Michelin starred restaurants in Paris for a truly unforgettable dining experience. Take advantage of your Royal Holiday membership and Bon Appétit.
At Epicure Eric Frechon has created a temple of gastronomy, his signature style is all about terroir, a sense of place. Frechon also delights in matching unusual ingredients to astounding effect. Today he holds the prestigious ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ and three Michelin stars.
12 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008
Tel: +33 1 53 43 43 40
2) Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
Inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy, with the help of his chef of Romain Meder, the naturalness cuisine of Alain Ducasse delivers a free and instinctive interpretation of Haute Cuisine, revealing the produces’ original flavor. The dining room is a gem. Located inside the Plaza Athénée hotel it holds three Michelin stars.
25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008
Tel: +33 1 58 00 23 43
Alain Passard is widely regarded as the best rôtisseur in the world. L’Arpège creates a French fine-dining cuisine “À la vegetable”, offering a palette of gourmet vegan dishes. The superb produce from his three vegetable gardens is the foundation of his cuisine, transforming ingredients into dishes with the cleanest, yet most intense flavors. Three Michelin stars.
84 Rue de Varenne 75007
Tel: + 33 1 47 05 09 06
4) Le Meurice Alain Ducasse
Alain Ducasse invites you to discover his cuisine of the essence; a pure cuisine, that turns simple into good without any superfluous ingredients. Preparations by executive chef Jocelyn Herland are purified to leave room to the strength of taste. In keeping with Alain Ducasse’s philosophy, the freshest and seasonal produce, strictly sourced for their quality and provenance, are vital to providing the finest cuisine. Three Michelin stars.
228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Tel: +33 1 44 58 10 10
5) Hotel Balzac
has long been home to the world-renowned chef, Pierre Gagnaire. This flagship restaurant, specializes in contemporary French cuisine, and is recognized as a standard bearer for iconic, fusion cooking the world over. The restaurant has a very carefully worked-out cellar. Three Michelin stars.
5 Rue Balzac 75008,
Tel: +33 1 44 35 18 00
We hope you enjoy this menu of gastronomic marvels by staying at the La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris hotel. Take full advantage of your Royal Holiday membership and make your next vacation in the City of Light a memorable one.