It is hard to imagine an evening more decadently French than dinner in a Michelin 3 star restaurant. While extremely formal, requiring a suit and tie, these temples to haute cuisine are dedicated to sensual pleasure; their priority is making guests happy and feel welcome as they enjoy a carefully choreographed meal studded with ingenious culinary treats and surprises. There are ten 3 star restaurants in Paris, and they are all exceptional, making it difficult to choose just one. L’Ambroisie is the most romantic, Arpège is famous for their vegetables, and nobody who has dined at Guy Savoy forgets the chef’s joyful foie gras pops or savory crispy sea bass. Dinners are expensive, but lunches can be accessible for serious gourmets on a budget.