The new stars were revealed this morning (Monday) via Twitter on the Tweets by guidemichelinfr , and in person at a press conference by Michelin executive committee member Claire Dorland Clauzel, which began with a minute's silence to honour the recent death of French-born chef BenoÁ®t Violier aged 44, of Swiss restaurant L'Hotel de Ville at Crissier.
As well as the two new three-stars, there were also 10 new two-stars, including La Grande Maison - JoÁ«l Robuchon in Bordeaux, Paloma by Nicolas Decherchi in Mougins, and Histoires by Mathieu Pacaud in Paris.
The guide also revealed 42 new one-stars, featuring restaurants from across the country. Alongside Le Pressoir d'Argent - Gordon Ramsay in Bordeaux, the new one-star list included Hexagone, Saturne, Neige d'Été and La Table du 11 in Paris; Le ChÁ¢teau de Sable in Britanny; La Table des Merville in Castanet-Tolosan; Le Favre d'Anne in Angers; and La Renaissance in Argentan, Normandy. There was also a new star for I Salti, in Belgodère in Corsica.
This is not the first French star for Ramsay: he also has one for his Gordon Ramsay au Trianon site.
Commenting on the new list, the Michelin website called the French guide "immutable" and said that it sought to "show the attachment of the guide to all those who, through their food, make the daily gastronomic scene so vibrant".
It also noted that five new sites in Paris had reached the two-star level, stating: "[Two stars] is proof of the power of the attraction of the capital, which holds its own in the gastronomic battle for which the biggest metropolitan centres of the planet are fighting."
The announcement concluded: "Lastly, this work is merely a reflection of a France where, come hell or high water, we cook as we breathe - passionately, viscerallyâ¦and where the [dining] table is an incomparable site of exchange."
FULL LIST OF NEW MICHELIN STARS, MICHELIN GUIDE FRANCE 2016
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, 8th arrondissement, Paris
Le Cinq (Christian Le Squer), 8th arrondissement, Paris
La Grande Maison - JoÁ«l Robuchon, Bordeaux
JY'S (Jean-Yves Schillinger), Colmar
1920 (Julien Gatillon), Megève
Paloma (Nicolas Decherchi), Mougins
Sylvestre (Sylvestre Wahid), 7th arrondissement, Paris
Le Gabriel (Jérôme Banctel), 8th arrondissement, Paris
Le Grand Restaurant - Jean-FranÁ§ois Piège, 8th arrondissement, Paris
L'Abeille (Christophe Moret), 16th arrondissement, Paris
Histoires (Mathieu Pacaud), 16th arrondissement, Paris
Villa René Lalique (Jean-Georges Klein), Wingen-sur-Moder
ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE, LORRAINE
Au Crocodile, Strasbourg
AQUITAINE, LIMOUSIN, POITOU-CHARENTES
Les Belles Perdrix Á Troplong-Mondot, St-Émilion
Le Pressoir d'Argent - Gordon Ramsay, Bordeaux
1217 (ChÁ¢teau de Bagnols), Bagnols
Le Passe-Temps, Lyon
Le Refuge des Gourmets, Machilly
Le Clocher des Pères, St-Martin-sur-la-Chambre
RaphaÁ«l Vionnet, Thonon-les-Bains
Le P'tit Polype (au Chalet Mounier), Venosc - Les Deux-Alpes
Le Carmin, Beaune
La Maison des Cariatides, Dijon
Les Trois Rochers, Sainte-Marine/Bénodet
La Gouesnière (Maison Tirel Guérin), La Gouesnière
Le ChÁ¢teau de Sable, Porspoder
I Salti, Belgodère
Jérôme Nutile (Le Mas de Boudan), NÁ®mes
La Table des Merville, Toulouse/Castanet-Tolosan
Saturne, 2nd arrondissement, Paris
Nakatani, 7th arrondissement, Paris
Lucas Carton, 8th arrondissement, Paris
Neige d'Été, 15th arrondissement, Paris
Hexagone, 16th arrondissement, Paris
Pages Paris, 16th arrondissement, Paris
La Table du 11, Versailles
La Table (Hôtel Clarance), Lille
La Grignotière, Raismes/Valenciennes
La Renaissance, Argentan
Manoir de Rétival, Caudebec-en-Caux
Le Favre d'Anne, Angers
La Passagère, Juan-les-Pins
Le CloÁ®tre, Forcalquier/Mane