The results were announced this morning (Monday) via a press conference which began with a minutes silence to mark the sudden death of chef Benoit Violier, who ran the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Crissier.
This year’s guide includes two new three star restaurants, 10 new two star sites and 42 restaurants gaining their first star.
Ramsay's Trianon restaurant at Versailles was downgraded to just one star, however his Bordeaux restaurant Le Pressoir d’Argent gained its first star just four months after opening.
The chef quickly took to Twitter to congratulate his team, telling them to enjoy a ‘glass of bubbly after service’.
There were similarly mixed results for Alain Ducasse who was upgraded to three stars for his restaurant at Paris’s Plaza Athénée hotel but stripped of another for his eponymous restaurant at the city’s lavish Le Meurice hotel.
Christian Le Squer was the only other new chef to be awarded three stars for his restaurant Le Cinq at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris.
The chef's cooking was described as ‘a shining example of the best of French gastronomy’ by the Michelin Guide’s international director Michael Ellis.
After taking the top rankings in the 2016 UK Michelin Guide Japanese chefs retained a strong presence on the French list.
Three of the seven new one star restaurants in Paris are run by Japanese chefs: Hideki Nishi’s Neige d’Eté, Ryuji Teshima’s Pages and chef Nakatani’s eponymous site.
London-based Japanese eateries Araki and Umu were the only new UK venues to gain two stars in 2015, after Michelin Guide editor Rebecca Burr hailed the restaurant’s ‘very different style’.
Michelin said its inspectors had noticed a rising number of foreign chefs coming 'from all over the world to train in France before opening their own establishment’.
A total of 380 restaurants appeared in the Guide for the first time, 100 of which are in Paris.
Twenty-three year old Angelo Ferrigno was the youngest chef to receive his first star at La Maison des Cariatides in Dijon, while 24-year old Jean-Baptiste Lavergne-Morazzani gained a star at La Table du 11 in Versailles.
France now boasts 600 restaurants with Michelin stars, 26 of which are three-starred. A further 82 have two stars, and 492 have one star.
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 – Joël 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-François 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 à Troplong-Mondot, St-Émilion
Le Pressoir d'Argent - Gordon Ramsay, Bordeaux
1217 (Château de Bagnols), Bagnols
Le Passe-Temps, Lyon
Le Refuge des Gourmets, Machilly
Le Clocher des Pères, St-Martin-sur-la-Chambre
Raphaël 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 Château de Sable, Porspoder
I Salti, Belgodère
Jérôme Nutile (Le Mas de Boudan), Nîmes
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 Cloître, Forcalquier/Mane