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Monday saw the release of the Michelin Guide 2015, a highly anticipated annual event for food lovers. The official presentation was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (aka the Quai d’Orsay) to symbolise the important link between French gastronomy and tourism, as French food also serves as a global ambassador for the country.

There are now 609 Michelin-starred restaurants in France, with two new three-star restaurants: Paris’s Pavillon Ledoyen, helmed by chef Yannick Alléno, and La Bouitte in St. Martin de Belleville (Savoie). New two-star restaurants include Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris), L’Atelier d’Edmond (Val-d’Isère), Auberge du Cheval Blanc (Alsace), Casadelmar (Porto-Vecchio), La Grand’Vigne (Bordeaux), Le Neuvième Art (Lyon), and La Table du Lancaster (Paris).

If you’re looking for a place to eat in Paris, there are some notable new one-star restaurants: David Toutain, Les Climats, Garance, Helen, Penati al Baretto and La Table d’Eugène.

The total tally is 26 three-star, 80 two-star and 503 one-star restaurants in France.

The Michelin Guide officially goes on sale on Friday. For the full list, visit http://restaurant.michelin.fr

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