Les restaurants étoilés

On the route of the Michelin starred restaurants

As the birthplace of Auguste Escoffier, a leading figure in French haute cuisine, the Côte d’Azur is one of the world’s most gourmet and creative destinations. The shower of stars that covers the Côte d’Azur’s tables is a tribute to the great talent and inventiveness of the chefs who continue to dazzle gourmets the world over. In 2024, the Côte d’Azur will boast 33 starred restaurants. Following in the footsteps of Auguste Escoffier, the greatest names in French gastronomy have made the Côte d’Azur their home base. Virginie Basselot, Mauro Colagreco, Alain Llorca, Marcel Ravin, Bruno Oger, Alain Ducasse… many of them have made Côte d’Azur gastronomy their home, much to our delight.


Did you know? It’s not just about the sun shining in the azure sky…

There are also many stars, awarded each year by the Michelin guide to the jewels of French gastronomy. Previous editions have honoured nearly forty restaurants on the Côte d’Azur.

Among them in 2024, Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac, recently opened in Monaco, was awarded two Michelin stars, crowning the exceptional experience offered since last July by the Chef and his team. Rooted in the gastronomic tradition, veteran Chef Cussac seeks to restore the perfection of gestures and the simplicity of the plate after having directed starred establishments such as the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo since 2004.

Three new restaurants have distinguished themselves in 2024 with the award of a Michelin star each. Bessem in Mandelieu-La Napoule offers inventive cuisine, ONICE in Nice offers seasonal cuisine rich in tradition, while Racines – Bruno Cirino, also in Nice, stands out for its innovative cuisine with Côte d’Azur flavours.


Perched on the slopes of La Colle-sur-Loup on the Côte d’Azur at the entrance to Saint-Paul de Vence, the horizon plunging into the Mediterranean, bathed in light, in the heart of the olive trees and vineyards of eternal Provence, reveals the Michelin-starred Restaurant Alain Llorca.

Authentic and mineral, the bastide welcomes you by opening on the surroundings and the village of Saint Paul de Vence. The chef invites you to come and share a moment of pleasure and conviviality, as a couple or with friends. Ode to the sea and iodized flavors, celebration of the products of the earth and the soil, creations imprinted with the Mediterranean and respectful of the seasons, Alain Llorca’s menu is a real invitation to the pleasure of the pupils and the taste buds.

Also, the famous restaurant Louis XV, the three-star restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco. Which is where in 1990 the Alain Ducasse story really began!


The Hôtel de Paris is not the only luxury Côte d’Azur hotel to have won the approval of the Michelin inspectors.

L’Hermitage (Le Pavyllon Monte-Carlo), the Monte-Carlo Bay (Blue Bay), the Metropole (Le Yoshi), close neighbours, also appear in the famous guide.

France has not been forgotten! The Chèvre d’Or and Cap Estel (La Table de Patrick Raingeard) in Eze, La Réserve de Beaulieu (Restaurant des Rois), the Grand Hôtel du Cap in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the Château du Domaine Saint-Martin in Vence, Belles Rives (La Passagère) and Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel (Les Pêcheurs) in Juan-les-Pins, Le Maybourne Riviera (Ceto) à Roquebrune Cap Martin, La Réserve in Ramatuelle (La Voile), Château de Valmer (La Palmeraie) at La Croix-Valmer also enjoy this privilege.