MICHELIN Guide France 2011 helps travelers find great places to eat and stay, with obsessively-researched recommendations to more than 4,600 hotels and inns, and 3,400 restaurants. This guide, updated annually, appeals to all tastes and budgets. Local, anonymous, professional inspectors carefully select restaurants, using the celebrated Michelin food star-rating system. The guide is not a directory-only the best make the cut; so travelers can feel confident in their choices. While minimal text is in French, easily recognizable international symbols convey a wealth of information.