Michelin France 2011 Hotel and Restaurant Red Guide

For 2011, Michelin reduced the number of star restaurants in France while increasing the better-value Bib Gourmand awards. One French three-star restaurant lost a star while none were added to the top three-star category in France in 2011.

Michelin added 51 new stars to the best restaurants in the Michelin France 2011 Hotel and Restaurant Red Guide. However, deletions and demotions saw the actual number of star restaurants in France slip from 588 to 571. One Michelin three-star restaurant lost a star to slip to the two-star category while no new restaurants were awarded three stars in France for 2011. A record 601 French restaurants were awarded the Bib Gourmand distinction, which promises excellent food at a more reasonable price. 2011 is the first year since the introduction of the Bib Gourmand award in 1997 that Michelin listed more Bib Gourmand than star restaurants in France.

A separate Michelin Paris 2011 Hotel and Restaurant Red Guide is available that includes only the 483 establishments inside the French capital.

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Photos of Chateau de Nyon Castle in Switzerland

The Chateau de Nyon is a lovely small castle on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in Switzerland. The castle houses the local history museum with a display of porcelain. Beautiful views can be enjoyed from the terrace of the castle not only of Lake Geneva but also of the French Alps on the opposite bank of the lake. The views of Mt Blanc are especially grand on clear days.

Novotel Beaune: Review of the Family-Friendly Hotel with Swimming Pool

The Novotel Beaune is a midscale three-star hotel with swimming pool and comfortable family-friendly bedrooms that sleep up to four guests in Burgundy, France.

The Novotel Beaune is a family-friendly, midscale hotel in the outskirts of Beaune with easy access by car to both the historic old town as well as on nearby highways to the vineyards of Burgundy and the rest of France. Both business travelers and families enjoy the comfort of this modern three-star hotel. Two children under 16 may stay for free with parents, enjoy breakfast for free, or may book a second room at a cheaper rate. The Novotel Beaune has an outdoor swimming pool freely available to all guests. Overnight parking is free.

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Hotels & Restaurants in the Altmühl Valley in Bavaria, Germany

Cheap accommodation and great food are available in small Altmühl Valley towns including Wolframs-Eschenbach, Gunzenhausen, Weißenburg, Pappenheim, and Eichstätt.

Pappenheim, Panoramablick von der Burg, 2018
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The Altmühl Valley towns have pleasant hotels and restaurants at cheap prices. Chain hotels are far and few between in this beautiful part of Bavaria. It is worth using major internet hotel reservations to see what deals are available and to compare prices in the Altmühltal region but reservations are often best made directly with the hotels themselves.

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Hotel Review: Novotel Suitehotel in Nancy, France

Novotel Suitehotel in Nancy, France

Accor’s Great Savings Option for Business Travelers and Small Families

The family-friendly Novotel Suitehotel Nancy offers great savings and cheap deals to travelers requiring a modern, comfortable bed-room with some kitchen facilities and four full beds.

Suitehotel Nancy, France

The Suitehotel Nancy in Lorraine, France is like other Accor Group Suitehotels very new and modern. The Suitehotel Nancy is in a quiet, newly spruced-up neighborhood a bit to the east of the old town. The hotel offers great value for money with advance reservations on especially weekend nights positively cheap. Like all Suitehotels, rooms sleep up to four in comfort. A small fridge, microwave oven, and electrical kettle allow for the preparation of small meals in the room.

The Novotel Suitehotel Nancy rates are typically around €80 for two adults and two children under 12 with better deals available for advance reservations.

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