Hi there, first time poster.
Background: Read all the negativity about Michelin starred restaurants in France from other posts, but my wife and I are expecting our first child this year and don't know when we'll be able to travel overseas again. We went to Japan last year with sights on eating at Nodaiwa to be able to say we "ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant," but it was closed the 2 days we were in Tokyo. We really want to eat at a Michelin starred restaurant once in our lives.
Question: Which of the following would you most recommend?
Regis & Jacques Marcon, Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid
L'Auberge du Vieu Puits, Fontjoncouse
Maison Pic, Valence
Pierre Gagnaire, Paris
Are there any non-starred restaurants you chowhounders would prefer (they must be on train routes between Ceret and Avignon, or Avignon and Paris), given the background information above?