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December 6, 2007updated Feb 07, 2013

Louis Vuitton City Guide 2008, an invitation to travel

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

he Louis Vuitton City Guide 2008 captures the essence of 30 European cities with a uniquely fresh and resolutely offbeat array of advice and suggestions. The new edition of the City Guide is packed with 7,500 distinctly original addresses, covering everything from food and fashion to the arts and design.

In this totally updated edition, some cities take a back seat while others come into the spotlight. The City Guide also welcomes several new cities.

Bilbao, the former Spanish industrial capital, has become a key cultural metropolis, a fabulous reconciliation of old and new as the Guggenheim museum meets the old city and its famous Seven Streets neighborhood.

Luxembourg, with its noble history, is one of the few cities to have twice been selected as European Capital of Culture.

Nicosia shows the contrasts of a city cut in two, with vast, shady boulevards, elegant boutiques and lively café terraces on one side, contrasting with barbed wire, nationalist slogans and flags on the other.

Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, land of Vikings and volcanoes, where picturesque streets are lined with traditional fishermen’s houses and the Art Museum is the pride of the city.

Turin boasts a cultural wealth that is too often overlooked. Visitors delight in an exceptional menu of skiing at noon, dinner in the city and contemporary art.

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Louis Vuitton is also publishing a new edition of its New York City Guide, first introduced in 2004 to celebrate the opening of the store on Fifth Avenue.

These booklet formats, packed with endless tips and ideas, are as easy as ever to slip into a bag or pocket.

The City Guide Europe boxed set and City Guide New York 2008, available in French and English, are on sale in Louis Vuitton stores and on the Web at louisvuitton.com.

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