In order to prepare the edition dedicated to Romania, the authors of the Green Guide traveled throughout the country and visited a great number of locations, selecting the best ones. Eight Romanian sites received the highest distinction – three stars (which could be translated as “a place that should be seen”) in the Michelin guide: the monasteries in Bucovina, regions Maramures, Dragomirna, Sibiu, Transfagarasan, Horezul, Prejmerul and the Danube Delta. Apart from Bucharest, numerous cities and villages, monuments and museums were granted two stars (which means “worth seeing”) or one star (which means “interesting”).
The Michelin guide also proposes numerous routes for cars off the beaten tracks. In total, there are eight itineraries that cover the entire country and 40 circuits indicated by the guide for travelers who wish to plan their journey ahead. The authors of the guide evaluated Romania from three perspectives: the familiar one of Romanians who live here, the critical perspective of a person who knows the region well and that of a person who discovers Romania for the first time. The guide divides the country into seven regions with varied perspectives and a diverse national heritage, each of these regions being a destination in itself.
The guide has 360 pages and includes 22 maps and approximately 600 addresses. The French version will be put up for sale this month at a cost of EUR 15.40.