France is synonymous with fine dining - so it's no surprise that it has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other country in the world. Among those feted establishments are some of The Originals Hotels' restaurants. Forget the diet and indulge yourself in one of these spectacular Michelin star restaurants in France. Unlock our experience gourmet and stay at The Originals Hotels at the best price!
French cooking you'll never forget
Origines par Adrien Descouls is a breathtaking hotel, attached to the ruins of a 13th century castle. The panoramic views will send you back in time - but the food is firmly rooted in the 21st century. Among the celebrated dishes are hare in black beer and snail tart - and the dessert of homemade praline is simply to die for. This hotel can be found in Le Broc, a tiny, enchanting village just 6km from Issoire.
In the stunning Loire Valley, Domaine de la Charpinière, The Originals Collection has become known as a pitstop for foodies travelling between Lyon and Saint-Étienne. Its Michelin-starred restaurant, La Source, is known for its emphasis on delicious local produce. The ever-changing four-course menu includes seasonal delights such as roast pigeon, caramelised onion bread, and so much more.
Close to Brittany's magical Mont Saint-Michel, Maison Tirel Guérin, The Originals Collection gives visitors a chance to enjoy traditional seafood with a difference. La Gouesniere, its restaurant, first opened its doors in 1936. Seafood lovers should indulge themselves with lobster in broth with cockles and oysters. Prefer meat? Go for the delicate veal sweetbreads or, to challenge your tastebuds, try the intriguing souffle with seaweed tartare.
Up and coming restaurants
They may not have Michelin stars yet, but these Originals Hotels restaurants have already received the coveted "three fourchettes". The Originals Boutique, Hotel Palazzo Lovera in Piedmont, northern Italy, lets you explore traditional regional cuisine. Don't miss the artichoke carnaroli risotto.
L'Orée des Chênes, The Originals Relais is 20km from the busy city of Orléans, in a converted farmhouse. Meat lovers flock to its restaurant, which is famous for locally caught game, with a menu that changes according to the season.
Visiting Belgium? Don't miss the chance to dine in the Ardennes forest at Moulin de Daverdisse, The Originals Relais. The menu is fresh and imaginative, with mouthwatering veal sweetbread croquettes and decadent fried duck foie gras. Bon appetit!
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