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The Michelin Guide to France 2018 has just been revealed at a ceremony in Boulogne-Billancourt, close to Paris, and the big news is that France has two new, three-Michelin-star restaurants.
Following a standing ovation for the late Paul Bocuse, it was revealed that Chef Marc Veyrat's La Maison des Bois in Manigod in the Alps has gained a third star, having been awarded a second in last year's Guide. This is now the third time Varyat has recieved Michelin's highest honour and comes three years after the restaurant was gutted by fire.
The restaurant at the Castellet Hotel in Var, headed by chef Christophe Bacquié, gains a third star also, meaning there are now 28 three-Michelin-star restaurants in France, following the Guide's decision to honour chef Sébastien Bras's recent request to return his restaurant Suquet's three stars.
Overall this year, there are 54 newly starred restaurants, including five new two stars and 47 new one stars. Japanese chefs continue to flourish, with both Takao Takano's eponymous Lyon restaurant and Masafumi Hamano's Au 14 Février in St-Amour-Bellevue gaining their second stars.
The launch of a mentoring scheme led by chef Anne-Sophie Pic to help chefs cope with the pressure of being in the Michelin Guide was also announced.
See the full list of newly starred restaurants below.
La Maison des Bois (Manigod)
Restaurant Christophe Bacquié (Le Castellet)
Au 14 Février (St-Amour-Bellevue),
Enfin Flaveur (Nice)
Hostellerie Jérôme (La Turbie)
Jean Sulpice (Talloires)
Takao Takano (Lyon)
Alan Geaam (Paris)
Auberge de la Tour (Marcolès)
Auberge Grand'Maison (Mûr-de-Bretagne)
Chapelle St-Martin (Limoges)
Château de Cordeillan-Bages (Pauillac)
Château de Courban (Courban)
Emporio Armani Caffè (Paris)
Garopapilles et Le Quatrième Mur (Bordeaux)
Jean Chauvel (Boulogne-Billancourt)
Jérôme Feck (Châlons-en- Champagne)
Ken Kawasaki (Paris)
La Merise (Laubach)
La Promenade (Verfeil)
La Table de la Ferme (Sartène, Corse)
L'Atelier Yssoirien (Issoire)
l'Auberge de Bagatelle (Le Mans)
Le Barbacane (Carcassonne)
Le Chateaubriand (Paris)
Le Domaine de la Corniche (Rolleboise).
Le Grand Cap (Leucate)
Le Jasmin (Villeneuve-sur-Lot)
Le Marcq (Marcq-en-Barœul)
Les Fresques (Évian)
Le Quincangrogne (Dampmart)
L'Hysope (La Rochelle)
Le Pousse-Pied (Tranche-sur-Mer)
L’O des Vignes (Fuissé)
Loiseau Rive Gauche (Paris)
Lou Cigalon-Maison Martin (Valbonne)
Table - Bruno Verjus (Paris)
Table de Manville (Baux-de-Pce)
Transparence 'La Table de Patrick Fréchin' (Nancy)
U Santa Marina (Porto-Vecchio, Corse)