A Culinary Experience in Europe's Michelin Star Restaurants

Explore our guide to the best Michelin star restaurants in our European destinations!
A Culinary Experience in Europe's Michelin Star Restaurants

 

A holiday is a sensory journey: we travel to see new things; to feel and smell and hear; to listen to the stories of other people; to feel and celebrate the joys of difference. But to taste is to experience an aspect that doesn't exist on the surface. It isn't a passive experience that just happens to you when you walk the streets and traverse the landscapes of a destination. It is much more than the way aromas flood your nose, or stumbled-upon sites fill you with awe. Trying the cuisine of a new destination is an active exploration of the unknown. To eat is to search. To taste is to immerse.

That's why we have compiled a list of the best Michelin star restaurants to visit on your luxury holidays:

OUR LIST OF THE VERY BEST MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS

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3 Michelin star restaurants

The highest accolade of being awarded 3 stars in the Michelin Guide is a feat that not many achieve. This glittering shimmering accolade indicates that it is the cream of the crop, the best restaurants in the world, where you can look forward to nothing less than a life-changing fine dining experience at the table of these restaurants. Discover our list of the best 3 michelin-Starred restaurants in Europe:

  • Le Pré Catelan, Paris
  • L'Ambroisie, Paris
  • Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris
  • Le Cinq, Paris
  • Arpège, Paris
  • Mirazur, Menton
  • Christopher Coutanceau, La Rochelle
  • AM par Alexandre Mazzia, Marseille
  • Le Petit Nice, Marseille
  • L'Oustau de Baumenière, Les Baux-de-Provence
  • La Vague d'Or - Cheval Blanc St-Tropez, Saint-Tropez
  • Flocons de Sel, Megève
  • Le 1947, Courchevel
  • Enoteca Pinchiorri, Florence
  • Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris, Monaco

2 Michelin star restaurants

Two Michelin-Starred restaurants are home to some of the best chefs in the world. These chefs each bring their own unique experiences and tastes to their cuisine, making each destination a novel delight. Check out our list of 2 Michelin star restaurants to find the perfect one for you:

  • La Scène, Paris
  • Le Meurice Alain Ducasse, Paris
  • David Toutain, Paris
  • L'Abysse au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris
  • Le Skiff Club, Arcachon
  • Le Pressoir d'Argent - Gordon Ramsay, Bordeaux
  • Alexandre, Arles
  • La Voile - La Réserve Ramatuelle, Saint-Tropez
  • La Villa Archange, Le Cannet
  • Casadelmar, Corsica
  • Santa Elisabetta, Florence
  • Don Alfonso 1890, Sorrento
  • L’Olivo, Capri
  • Duomo, Sicily

1 Michelin star restaurants

Earning a Michelin star is a coveted achievement for any restaurant. It signifies that the dishes are created at an elevated level, and well-worth a visit. For a taste of this delicious cuisine, check out our list of Michelin star restaurants with 1 star (to be published soon).

michelin star restaurants in france

It comes as no surprise to many that France is home to over 600 Michelin stars with 30 restaurants receiving the highest accolade of three Michelin stars. Some of the most award winning chefs, such as Alain Ducasse, who has the highest number of stars awarded to one chef, hail from France. Take a look at the 30 best 3-Michelin-star restaurants in France:

  • L'Ambroisie
  • Guy Savoy
  • Kei
  • Arpège
  • Alleno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen
  • Épicure
  • Le Cinq
  • Pierre Gagnaire
  • Le Pré Catelan
  • Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
  • L'Assiette Champenoise
  • Maison Lameloise
  • Trois Gros - Le Bois sans Feuilles
  • Georges Blanc
  • Le Clos de Sens
  • Le 1947
  • Christopher Coutenceau
  • Régis et Jacques Marcon
  • Flocons de Sel
  • Pic
  • Réne et Maxime Meilleur
  • L'Ostau de Baumanière
  • Les Prés d'Eugénie - Michel Guérard
  • Auberge du Vieux Puits
  • Le Petit Nice
  • AM par Alexandre Mazzia
  • Christophe Bacquié
  • Le Louis XV
  • Mirazur
  • La Vague d'Or

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If you're a foodie and yearn to travel through the country's bounty of traditional and modern dishes, check out our guide to the Michelin star restaurants of each city:

Michelin star restaurants in Paris

Unsurprisingly, France's illuminated capital, Paris, is home to 113 gourmet restaurants that have Michelin stars, and 143 Michelin stars in total. For classic French cuisine, check our our guide to the Michelin star restaurants in Paris.

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These are Paris's 3-starred Michelin restaurants:

  • L'Ambroisie*** 
  • Guy Savoy***
  • Kei***
  • Arpège***
  • Alleno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen***
  • Épicure***
  • Le Cinq***
  • Pierre Gagnaire***
  • Le Pré Catelan***

2 Michelin star restaurants in Paris:

  • Marsan par Hélène Darroze**
  • La Meurice Alain Ducasse**
  • Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx**
  • L'Abysse au Pavillon Ledoyen**
  • La Grand Restaurant- Jean-François Piège**
  • David Toutain**
  • Le Gabriel**
  • Le Clarence**
  • La Scène**
  • Le Taillevent**
  • Maison Rostang**

There are a myriad of restaurants in Paris that have 1 star, 92 in fact. With a range of modern French cuisine, Greek, Asian contemporary, or French Classic gastronomy, there is an overflowing amount of choices for whatever you may be in the mood to tickle your tastebuds.

Best restaurants in Provence

Provence is the southern capital region of France, where there is a striking 101 restaurants with the distinction of having a Michelin Star. Being so different and having its own specialties, every city is a different culinary experience. It's for this reason that you'd be hard-pressed to not find some of the best restaurants in Provence in any of the region's cities:

  • Le Art*, Aix-en-Provence
  • Pierre Reboul*, Aix-en-Provence
  • Mikaël Féval*, Aix-en-Provence
  • L'Oustau de Baumenière***, Les-Baux-de-Provence
  • Christophe Bacquié***, Castellet

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Michelin star restaurant in Aix en Provence, France:
  • Le Art*
  • Michaël Féval*
  • Pierre Reboul*
  • Signature*

Michelin star restaurants in Marseille:

  • Le Petit Nice***
  • AM Par Alexandre Mazzia***
  • Saisons*
  • Alcyone*
  • Un Table, au Sud*
  • L'Épuisette*
  • Signature*

Michelin restaurants in Luberon:

  • Le Champ des Lunes*
  • La Table de Xavier Mathieu*
  • Le Mas Bottero*
  • Les Bories*
  • La Petite Maison de Cucuron*
  • La Closerie*
  • Auberge La Fenière

Michelin star restaurants in Cassis:

  • La Villa Madie**
  • La Presqu'île (Plate)
  • La Brasserie du Corton (Plate)

Michelin star restaurants in Avignon:

  • La Vieille Fontaine*
  • Pollen*
  • La Mirande*

Michelin star restaurants in Normandy

Not far from the somber beauty of the D-Day beaches lie a series of little towns where old-fashioned charm lives on in communities rich with artisans who still practice their centuries-old trades. We've already compiled gathered our thoughts on the best gastronomic tables through our article on the Michelin star restaurants in Deauville.

But Deauville is but a small piece of the pie in the region's exquisite culinary route. Experiencing this slice of France in a whole new way through the Michelin star restaurants in Normandy in our top destinations:

  • Jean-Luc Tartarin**
  • Maximin Hellio*
  • L'Essentiel*
  • 1912 - Les Cures Marines*
  • Le Donjon - Domaine Saint-Clair*
  • G.a. au Manoir de Rétival*
  • L'Odas*
  • Le Jardin des Plumes*
  • Au Super Fin*
  • La Licornes Royale*

Michelin star restaurants in South West France

The South West cuisine has its own identity, coming from the Gascon land of the Garonne valley, it represents influences of the land and the ocean, the South-West, and a hint of the bordering Spain. The products of the sea and the river, as well as wine play a crucial role in what it means to call a dish of the South West. 

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Feast on the traditional French foods of Southwest France such as duck, foie gras, truffles and fruit, oysters and fresh fish from the Atlantic and inland rivers in nothing but the best Michelin star restaurants of the region.


Michelin star restaurants in Biarritz:

  • La Table des Frères Ibarboure*
  • Brikéténia*
  • L'Imperinent*
  • Le Kaiku*
  • Moulin d'Alotz*
  • Les Rosiers*
  • L'Atelier Alexandre Bousquet*
  • L'Auberge Basque*
  • Relais de la Poste**
  • Arzak***

Michelin star restaurants in Arcachon Bay:

  • Le Patrio*
  • Ko-Sometsuke 2K (plate)
  • Restaurant Chez Yvette
  • Le Royal Molleau
  • Café de la Plage - Restaurant Chez Pierre (plate)

Michelin restaurants in Bordeaux:

  • Auberge St-Jean*
  • L’Oiseau Bleu*
  • Le Patio*
  • Le Pavillon des Boulevards*
  • Les Fresques*
  • Le Saint-James*
  • La Table d’Hôtes - Le Quatrième Mur*
  • Tentazioni*
  • Logis de la Cadène*
  • L’Observatoire du Gabriel*
  • Soléna* 
  • Le Prince Noir - Vivien Durand*
  • Lalique*
  • Claude Darroze*
  • La Table de Pavie**
  • Le Pressoir d’Argent - Gordon Ramsay**
  • Le Skiff Club**
  • La Grand’Vigne - Les Sources de Caudalie**

Michelin star restaurants in the French Riviera 

The French Riviera's food scene is no secret. Its wonderful climate makes the terroir undeniably rich, and allows for the cultivation of the finest ingredients. Throughout the year the sun warms the fertile soils, while the salt of the Mediterranean floats inland on the fresh sea breeze.

In these sublime conditions local fruits and vegetables ripen to the richest hues of red and purple. Above all, food is central to life in the French Riviera and these are the exceptional spots where you can experience its cuisine:

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Michelin star restaurants in Nice:

  • Flaveur**, Nice
  • Pure & V*, Nice
  • Le Chantecler*, Nice
  • L'Aromate*, Nice
  • Les Agitateurs*, Nice
  • JAN*, Nice

Michelin restaurants in Cannes

  • La Palme D'Or**
  • Table 22 par Noël Mantel (plate)
  • Da Bouttau - Aberge Provençale (plate)
  • La Table du Chef (plate)
  • L'Affable (plate)
  • Le Park 45 (plate)

Michelin star restaurants in Saint Tropez:

  • La Vague D'Or
  • Colette
  • L'Acacia
  • Le Patio
  • Dior des Lices
  • La Palmeraie

MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS IN ITALY

When one thinks of Italy, images of fresh pasta, pizza, tiramisu, truffles, gelato, parmeggiano and so much more all come rushing through. But the secrets of Italy's cuisine are in its regionality. Each region, and even city, has its own well-known dishes, but rest assured you'll find something in our favourite Michelin star restaurants in Italy:

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  • Enoteca Pinchiorri***, Florence
  • Santa Elisabetta**, Florence
  • La Leggenda dei Frati*, Florence
  • La Leggenda dei Frati*, Florence
  • Borgo San Jacopo, Florence 
  • Restaurant Mistral, Lake Como
  • I Tigli in Theoria, Lake Como
  • Kitchen, Lake Como

michelin star restaurants in spain

Traditional Spanish cuisine is down-to-earth, uncomplicated food that is based on the ingredients available locally or the crops grown regionally. This is due to the terrain; mountains run through in several directions, and acted as natural barriers to communication and making transportation difficult until the last half of the 20th century. This is just one of the reasons why excellent cooking differs so much from region to region. 

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ike the Romans, the Arabs who conquered and lived in Spain for 800 years made fabulous contributions to Spanish cuisine, and their influence is seen in many recipes. But a few things remain true: Food in Spain is fresh, abundant, and full of flavour. Discover Spanish food in it's heightened glory through the Michelin star restaurants in Spain:

  • Arzak
  • Akelaŕe
  • Martín Berasategui
  • Azurmendi
  • El Celler de Can Roca
  • Cenador de Amós
  • ABaC
  • Lasarte 
  • DiverXO
  • Quique Dacosta
  • Aponiente

Michelin star restaurants in Mallorca:

  • Zaranda*
  • Marc Fosh*
  • Adrián Quetglas*
  • DINS Santi Taura*

michelin star restaurants in portugal

Portugal’s cuisine has always been rooted in simple cooking practices that highlight the country’s great ingredients. For decades, dining in Lisbon meant no-fuss dishes served humbly on a plate. However, in recent years, the culinary landscape has seen a new wave of young chefs who have, often after stints working at Michelin-starred restaurants around the globe, returned to their native Portugal to open restaurants, head established ones, and earn their own stars.

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Inspired by exotic flavours and new methods of cooking, these chefs are putting their own unexpected twists on traditional dishes, which they serve on rocks, cork, wood, and coral serving dishes. The experience is multi-sensory and unforgettable.  Discover the Michelin star restaurants in Portugal:

  • Belcanto**, Lisbon
  • Alma**, Lisbon
  • Fifty Seconds*, Lisbon
  • Eleven*, Lisbon
  • 100 Maneiras*, Lisbon
  • EPUR*, Lisbon
  • Loco*, Lisbon
  • Eneko Lisboa*, Lisbon
  • Feitoria*, Lisbon
  • Fortalezo do Guincho*, Lisbon
  • Lab by Sergi Arola*, Sintra
  • Midori*, Sintra

the best restaurants in the french alps 

A ski holiday doesn't meet just apres-skis, fondue, and mountain cuisine. While the mountain resorts of the French Alps may be small, they offer the same quality of gastronomy as cities many times their size, and thanks to its multitude of restaurants with Michelin Star has become the Everest of French cuisine.

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If you’re looking for a lunch that’s out of the ordinary, or a delicious dinner to refuel after a day of conquering the slopes, our suggestions are certain to tickle your palate’s fancy in the restaurants in the French Alps:

  • Flocons de Sel***, Megève
  • La Table de l'Alpaga**, Megève
  • Le Kintessence**, Courchevel
  • Le Chabichou by Stéphane Buron**, Courchevel
  • Sarkara**, Courchevel
  • Le 1947***, Courchevel
  • Le Montgomerie**, Courchevel
  • La Farçon*, Courchevel
  • Azimut*, Courchevel
  • Baumanière 1850*, Courchevel
  • Abler 1er*, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Wherever your destination, Michelin stars are a tried and true way of finding the best restaurants around. Their chefs are devoted to their craft, always striving to deliver new dishes in unique and exciting ways. At Le Collectionist, we know that you want to experience the very best on your luxury holiday, which is why our experts curated this list of  Michelin star restaurants in Europe to give you a unique culinary experience. To make your stay truly unforgettable, choose from our selection of luxury villa rentals to make your dream holiday a reality!

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