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Michelin Red Guide 2001: France (Michelin Red Hotel & Restaurant Guides) Hardcover – 2 Mar 2001

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  • Hardcover: 1473 pages
  • Publisher: Michelin; New edition edition (2 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2060002877
  • ISBN-13: 978-2060002873
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 10.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,760,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This Michelin Red Guide offers the latest selection of hotels and restaurants in France. It presents travellers with a wide choice of establishments at all levels of comfort and price.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 May 2001
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A very good guide to France. Not for light reading but a reliable guide to hotels and restuarants. I've bought it every year for the last 20 years. However, users might like to know that the entire guide is also available free online together with other information. A search engine should find the site. I think the hard copy remains invaluable for practical use while in France but the web version has distinct advantages too for advance planning(apart from being free - so you can see before you buy). You can search the online version in various ways and print out the results. The site also has route planning services for Europe which link to the guide. Finally, in many cases there is a bit more info available online ie the short line of description which is included in the hard copy for starred entries is also there in the online version for many non-starred entries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 April 2001
This is the standard to which all French chefs aspire and three stars is the greatest accolade they can achieve, in spite of more new-wave guides coming along. Entries only get into this guide when they have proven their durability and reliability, so it is utterly dependable. What is interetsing to those of us who buy it every other year, is to see how entries change, some promoted to one or two stars, occasionally someone demoted or removed altogether, eg Jean Bardet at Tours for a year when he was found out using "false" ingredients ! The guide is so logical in every way that it can be used as a road map and street guide to major cities too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Mar. 2001
This 2001 edition of the definitive French Hotel and Restaurant Guide will provide Francophiles like us with endless pleasure. Clear symbols explain facilities over a complete range of hotels and restaurants from outstanding to simple. These include the coveted Michelin starred restaurant symbol which locates the best restaurants in France. There are also symbols to indicate cheaper menus, and the Bib Gourmand restaurants which provide good food, usually regional, at good prices. The Guide also ties in with the 1cm:2km Michelin maps by underlining in red on the maps places which have entries. It's a pleasure to see the latest annual update of this Guide, which now helpfully includes e-mail addresses. It is as invaluable as ever if you're travelling in France. If you take just one Guide with you make sure it's this one.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Others offer opinions, the Michelin is fact! 9 Sept. 2001
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The London reviewer is right. Michelin's guides have acquired such authority over the years that you might say that while others offer just opinions, the Michelin is fact. Those coming to Michelin for the first time will have to learn the symbols and codes: unlike most restaurant guides, written as a series of "restaurant reviews", Michelin has almost no descriptive text at all (the little there is was a novelty introduced only 100 years after the first edition) so its rating is all the more lapidary. No qualms here about being judgmental! As a result, you may want to carry other hotel and restaurant guides with you when visiting France, but you will always, always rely on the Michelin to tell you the truth about levels of comfort and the quality of cooking. And only the Michelin offers such comprehensive coverage. If there's somewhere decent to eat in the remotest corner of Brittany or the Correze, Michelin will know. Conversely, if a town has neither hotel nor restaurant in the guide, you just don't go there, it's a simple as that. By the way, when driving around France, use Michelin road maps. Any city, town or village with a place in the guide is underlined in red, so wherever you are, when you start to feel hungry, you know where to go!
One reservation as regards the London review: Michelin is not as reliable on restaurants in other countries, where you should always compare with a local guide; but you can still use it to double-check hotel standards before booking.
By the way, all the ratings are on Michelin's web site - but you'll still need the book of course when travelling around.
20 of 28 people found the following review helpful
The best reference for hotels and restaurants in France 5 April 2001
By Rosengarten - Published on
The Red Michelin Guide for Hotels and Restaurants is without doubt the best reference guide book - not only for Parisian but also all for all other French Hotels and Restaurants. This is thanks to a qualified experience, which Michelin has accumulated in over 100 years. The original Michelin Guide for Hotels and Restaurants was originally produced in 1900 by the French tire company Michelin in order to give the chauffeur of a auto a good guide of where he could stop and relax in an an adequate way with his employer. In addition , the original Michelin guide also listed petrol stations, which were rare a the time. In fact, petrol was actually first sold in pharmacies in those very early days of the automobile. Today, the Red Michelin Guide is the reference for hotels and restaurants - not only in France, but for all other European countries. For restaurants, the most important verdict every year is, of course, the Michelin stars - it can make or break them.
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Red guides are not green! 2 Dec. 2001
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Reviewer Mr Munger is confusing red and green guides. The red guide is a guide to hotels and restaurants in France, nothing more. As such, it is unparalleled.
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