Louis Vuitton celebrates 10th anniversary of City Guides

For ten years Louis Vuitton has been capturing the spirit of cities and sharing its love of travel with the City Guides. Updated and enriched each year, the guides delight leisure travelers, nomadic business visitors and indeed the residents of the cities explored.

There are thousands of addresses, from reliable favorites to new locations, revealing the very soul of the city. For the new edition, the City Guide features a fresh look, a revamped format and new sections.

To capture the spirit of the cities in the 2009 City Guide series, Louis Vuitton calls on journalists, writers and artists. What’s more, 30 famous figures have been invited to offer their personal takes on the cities they love.

Actress Monica Belluci discloses her addresses in Rome, the sommelier Georges dos Santos reveals a few secrets of Lyonnais gastronomy, and opera singer Angela Gheorghiu recounts her trips back and forth to Bucharest.

For the first time, Mumbai, Miami, New York, Paris and Tokyo are available in individual volumes. The iconic European collection takes us to 32 cities, including six new destinations: Bucharest, Glasgow, Lausanne, Palermo, Manchester and Saint-Tropez. There are also maps and three audio walks that can be downloaded in MP3 format from www.louisvuittonsoundwalk.com for a unique discovery of three Chinese cities.

In a subtle reference to Louis Vuitton’s heritage, the design of the 2009 City Guides is inspired by the vintage luggage labels that used to be affixed to Louis Vuitton trunks, evoking the timeless theme of travel.