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07-02-12, 18:33

Using ViaMichelin (http://www.viamichelin.com/), I have made a list of a selection of European cities and counted the number of starred restaurants and total stars. I limited the radius of suburbs to 20 km for big cities and 10 km for small cities and towns.

As you will notice, the highest concentration of stars is the Rhine-Meuse-Rhône corridor, from the Benelux to the French Riviera via the Frano-German and Franco-Swiss borders. If you add also North Italy, this gives you an area corresponding roughly to the old kingdom of Lotharingia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotharingia).

Paris : 82 starred restaurants for a total of 118 stars.

London : 55 starred restaurants for a total of 66 stars.

Lyon : 17 starred restaurants for a total of 24 stars.

Sorrento/Amalfi : 16 starred restaurants for a total of 22 stars.

Brussels : 18 starred restaurants for a total of 21 stars.

Barcelona : 18 starred restaurants for a total of 20 stars.

Köln : 13 starred restaurants for a total of 18 stars.

Luxembourg : 13 starred restaurants for a total of 16 stars.

Berlin : 13 starred restaurants for a total of 16 stars.

Milano, Roma : 11 starred restaurants for a total of 15 stars.

Madrid : 9 starred restaurants for a total of 15 stars.

San Sebastian : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 15 stars.

Bruges : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 14 stars.

München : 11 starred restaurants for a total of 13 stars.

Cannes/Antibes : 10 starred restaurants for a total of 13 stars.

Knokke-Heist/Blankenberg : 9 starred restaurants for a total of 12 stars.

Bordeaux, Copenhagen : 10 starred restaurants for a total of 11 stars.

Amsterdam, Genève, Hamburg : 9 starred restaurants for a total of 11 stars.

Zürich : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 11 stars.

Lago di Garda, Stuttgart : 10 starred restaurants for a total of 10 stars.

Frankfurt : 9 starred restaurants for a total of 10 stars.

Montreux : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 10 stars.

Alba, Colmar, Nice : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 9 stars.

Mannheim/Heidelberg, Rotterdam : 7 starred restaurants for a total of 9 stars.

Haarlem : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 9 stars.

Antwerp, Düsseldorf : 7 starred restaurants for a total of 8 stars.

Bergamo, Stockholm : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 8 stars.

Monaco : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 8 stars.

Bilbao, Torino : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 7 stars.

Lübeck, Modena, Toulouse : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 7 stars.

Avignon, Biarritz, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Valencia : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Annecy, Basel, Dublin, Maastricht, Reims : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Viareggio/Forte dei Marmi : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Helsinki : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Firenze : 4 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Lausanne : 3 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Carcassonne, Edinburgh, Lille, The Hague : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 5 stars.

Athens, Baden-Baden, Lorient, Namur, Taormina, Vienna : 4 starred restaurants for a total of 5 stars.

Marseille, Saarbrücken, Valence : 3 starred restaurants for a total of 5 stars.

Bern, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Napoli, Oslo, Tours, Utrecht : 4 starred restaurants for a total of 4 stars.

Essen, Hasselt : 3 starred restaurants for a total of 4 stars.

Padova : 2 starred restaurants for a total of 4 stars.

Aachen, Birmingham, Rennes, Savona : 3 starred restaurants for a total of 3 stars.

Leipzig, Montpellier, Nantes, Nîmes, Verona : 2 starred restaurants for a total of 3 stars.

Agen, Aix-en-Provence, Angers, Bologna, Bonn, Budapest, Caen, Dresden, Genoa, Ghent, Glasgow, Groningen, Liège, Lisboa, Lugano, Mainz, Palma de Mallorca, Parma, Pau, Seville, Trento, Venezia : 2 starred restaurants for a total of 2 stars.

Augsburg, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Nottingham, Nürnberg, Rouen : 1 starred restaurant for a total of 2 star.

Amiens, Bari, Bastia, Bremen, Bristol, Charleroi, Cordoba, Ferrara, Freiburg, Hannover, Leon, Liverpool, Metz, Mons, Nancy, Palermo, Perpignan, Perugia, Pescara, Piacenza, Potsdam, Prague, Regensburg, Salamanca , Santander, Udine, Vigo, Zaragoza : 1 starred restaurant for a total of 1 star.

No star for Braunschweig, Göttingen, Chemnitz, Erfurt, Halle, Magdeburg, Würzburg, Ulm, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Trieste, Pisa, Siena, Taranto, Siracusa, Cagliari, Valetta, Granada, Valladolid, Burgos, Toledo, Belfast, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, York...

As you will notice, the highest concentration of stars is the Rhine-Meuse-Rhône corridor, from the Benelux to the French Riviera via the Frano-German and Franco-Swiss borders. If you add also North Italy, this gives you an area corresponding roughly to the old kingdom of Lotharingia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotharingia).

Paris : 82 starred restaurants for a total of 118 stars.

London : 55 starred restaurants for a total of 66 stars.

Lyon : 17 starred restaurants for a total of 24 stars.

Sorrento/Amalfi : 16 starred restaurants for a total of 22 stars.

Brussels : 18 starred restaurants for a total of 21 stars.

Barcelona : 18 starred restaurants for a total of 20 stars.

Köln : 13 starred restaurants for a total of 18 stars.

Luxembourg : 13 starred restaurants for a total of 16 stars.

Berlin : 13 starred restaurants for a total of 16 stars.

Milano, Roma : 11 starred restaurants for a total of 15 stars.

Madrid : 9 starred restaurants for a total of 15 stars.

San Sebastian : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 15 stars.

Bruges : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 14 stars.

München : 11 starred restaurants for a total of 13 stars.

Cannes/Antibes : 10 starred restaurants for a total of 13 stars.

Knokke-Heist/Blankenberg : 9 starred restaurants for a total of 12 stars.

Bordeaux, Copenhagen : 10 starred restaurants for a total of 11 stars.

Amsterdam, Genève, Hamburg : 9 starred restaurants for a total of 11 stars.

Zürich : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 11 stars.

Lago di Garda, Stuttgart : 10 starred restaurants for a total of 10 stars.

Frankfurt : 9 starred restaurants for a total of 10 stars.

Montreux : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 10 stars.

Alba, Colmar, Nice : 8 starred restaurants for a total of 9 stars.

Mannheim/Heidelberg, Rotterdam : 7 starred restaurants for a total of 9 stars.

Haarlem : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 9 stars.

Antwerp, Düsseldorf : 7 starred restaurants for a total of 8 stars.

Bergamo, Stockholm : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 8 stars.

Monaco : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 8 stars.

Bilbao, Torino : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 7 stars.

Lübeck, Modena, Toulouse : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 7 stars.

Avignon, Biarritz, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Valencia : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Annecy, Basel, Dublin, Maastricht, Reims : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Viareggio/Forte dei Marmi : 6 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Helsinki : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Firenze : 4 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Lausanne : 3 starred restaurants for a total of 6 stars.

Carcassonne, Edinburgh, Lille, The Hague : 5 starred restaurants for a total of 5 stars.

Athens, Baden-Baden, Lorient, Namur, Taormina, Vienna : 4 starred restaurants for a total of 5 stars.

Marseille, Saarbrücken, Valence : 3 starred restaurants for a total of 5 stars.

Bern, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Napoli, Oslo, Tours, Utrecht : 4 starred restaurants for a total of 4 stars.

Essen, Hasselt : 3 starred restaurants for a total of 4 stars.

Padova : 2 starred restaurants for a total of 4 stars.

Aachen, Birmingham, Rennes, Savona : 3 starred restaurants for a total of 3 stars.

Leipzig, Montpellier, Nantes, Nîmes, Verona : 2 starred restaurants for a total of 3 stars.

Agen, Aix-en-Provence, Angers, Bologna, Bonn, Budapest, Caen, Dresden, Genoa, Ghent, Glasgow, Groningen, Liège, Lisboa, Lugano, Mainz, Palma de Mallorca, Parma, Pau, Seville, Trento, Venezia : 2 starred restaurants for a total of 2 stars.

Augsburg, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Nottingham, Nürnberg, Rouen : 1 starred restaurant for a total of 2 star.

Amiens, Bari, Bastia, Bremen, Bristol, Charleroi, Cordoba, Ferrara, Freiburg, Hannover, Leon, Liverpool, Metz, Mons, Nancy, Palermo, Perpignan, Perugia, Pescara, Piacenza, Potsdam, Prague, Regensburg, Salamanca , Santander, Udine, Vigo, Zaragoza : 1 starred restaurant for a total of 1 star.

No star for Braunschweig, Göttingen, Chemnitz, Erfurt, Halle, Magdeburg, Würzburg, Ulm, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Trieste, Pisa, Siena, Taranto, Siracusa, Cagliari, Valetta, Granada, Valladolid, Burgos, Toledo, Belfast, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, York...