The 2020 Michelin Guide for France was unveiled on January 27th. The country boasts a whopping 628 Michelin-starred restaurants, 86 of them located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, where Provence is located.
Five of them have the maximum distinction, three Michelin stars, including the already triple-laureated Mirazur in Menton, Le Louis XV in Monaco, Monte Cristo at the Hôtel du Castellet in the Var region of Provence, La Vague d'Or in Saint-Tropez and Le Petit Nice in Marseille. The gourmet restaurant L'Ostau de Baumanière, in the charming Provencal village of Les Baux deep within the Bouches-du-Rhône area, got its third star this year as well as a "Sustainable Gastronomy" distinction.
There is also a new two-star establishment in the 2020 Michelin Guide: La Voile situated in the Hôtel La Réserve in Ramatuelle, Saint-Tropez's most famous beach village. Many eateries in Provence and the French Riviera have maintained their two stars this year, including La Palme d'Or in Cannes' Hotel Martinez, Villa Archange in Le Cannet, Château de la Chèvre d'Or in Eze, Hostellerie Jérôme in La Turbie and Joel Robuchon in Monte-Carlo. In the large region of Provence, there are four double-starred restaurants in the 2020 guide: L'Atelier de Jean Luc Rabanel in Arles, La Villa Madie in Cassis, AM par Alexandre Mazzia in Marseille and Edouard Loubet in La Bastide de Capelongue in Bonnieux.
The PACA department has also won eight one-Michelin-starred restaurants this year, among a total of 49 new one-starred eateries in France. These include Pure & V in Nice, L'Arbre au Soleil in Le Lavandou near Saint-Tropez, La Flibuste at the Baie des Anges Marina in Villeneuve-Loubet, Le Art at Château de la Gaude in Aix-en-Provence, La Magdeleine in Gémenos, Maison Hache in Eygalières, Le Mas Bottero in Saint-Cannat near Aix and La Vieille Fontaine in Avignon.