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€490 per head... and other key figures about France's 616 Michelin-starred restaurants

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€490 per head... and other key figures about France's 616 Michelin-starred restaurants
French chef Yannick Alleno. Photo: AFP
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The winners for the 2017 Michelin Guide for France were revealed on Thursday. Here's a look at the results, in numbers.
1
 
The number of new three-star restaurants in France (for a total of 27). Yes, only one. And that one is the Alpine restaurant Le 1947 in the Courchevel. More on this later.
 
2
 
The number of Michelin stars that standout British chef Gordon Ramsay now has for his Bordeaux restaurant Pressoir d'Argent after picking up his second on Thursday.
 
6
 
That's how many stars French culinary superstar Yannick Alleno now has, after his Alpine restaurant Le 1947 won a third Michelin star on Thursday. His other three stars are for his Paris restaurant, Le Pavillon Ledoyen.
12
 
The number of new two-star restaurants in France (for a total of 86 altogether). These include three in Paris (Kei, La Table de l'Espadon, and Le Clarence), and two in Bordeaux (Le Pressoir d'Argent and La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez). See the full list here.
 
14
 
That's the number of combined Michelin stars that the Alpine resort of Courchevel has, one of the biggest per-capita concentrations of stars.
 
Two of the resort's restaurants, Le Montgomerie and Le Kintessence, both recovered a second star they had lost in last year's edition of the guide after chef Nicolas Sale left and moved to the Ritz in Paris.
 
22
 
The number of seats at the Le 1947 restaurant, in Courchevel which is open from December to April, since 2008. Talk about an intimate meal, eh?
 
 
 
25
 
The price, in euros, of a lunchtime meal at the one-star Auberge Tiegezh in the Brittany town of Guer, which is among the cheaper restaurants on this year's list. 
 
52
 
The number of restaurants that lost a star this year. 
 
57
 
The number of new one-star restaurants in France - including 11 in Paris (for a total of 503 altogether). See the interactive map below to find out where all the starred restaurants are. 
 
 
 
 
70
 
The number of restaurants in France that picked up new stars on Thursday.
 
450
 
The price in euros of the most expensive meal (not including wine) at the Le 1947 restaurant, the only restaurant to pick up a three-star award this year. The restaurant bar is pictured below. 
 
 
490
 
The price in euros - per person!!! - for the three-star menu at the Pavillon Ledoyen restaurant in Paris. 
 
This includes a millefeuille layering of celeriac with 18-month ripened avocado, roasted duckling in a sugar crust with a clam broth, and a Norwegian charlotte with fig (plus much more).
 
616
 
That's the number of restaurants in France that have a Michelin star, either one, two or  three.
 
1900
 
The year that André and Edouard Michelin, two brothers, created the Michelin Guide. 
 
4,360
 
The number of restaurants reviewed for the 2017 guide. 
 
150,000
 
The number of copies of the new Michelin guide, that will go on sale on February 15th. Head to the official Michelin site to find out more. 
 
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