Michelin Red Guide 1994: France

Michelin Red Guide 1994: France

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  • Mixed media product | 1313 pages
  • Michelin Travel Publications
  • MICHELIN
  • Watford, United Kingdom
  • Revised edition
  • maps, 518 town plans
  • 206006449X
  • 9782060064499

Review Text

When I first went to France in the late 1950s, travellers were advised on arriving at a hotel to casually display the Michelin Guide when they checked in (presumably with the subtle blackmail threat of sending in a negative report to the inspector if things weren't comme il faut). Despite useful rivalry from the Logis de France guide (for small hotels) and the Gault-Millau (for certain sorts of restaurant), the big fat red one is still the starting-point for where to stay and eat. As long as you remember that the number of knives and forks accorded to a restaurant entry is solely an indicator of comfort, not quality of food. Review by Julian Barnes, whose books include 'Cross Channel' (Kirkus UK)show more