Book Extraordinary voyages English Version


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Published by Louis Vuitton and Atelier EXB, Extraordinary Voyages is a world tour in 50 stages that presents countless means of transport. Since the 19th century, travelers have traveled the planet by train, airship, ocean liner, plane, half-track, motorcycle, ski and spaceship, often accompanied by luggage made by Louis Vuitton, trunk maker in Paris since 1854. Author Francisca Mattéoli tells the story of the most remarkable of these adventures, from Nadar’s balloon to the Apollo 11 mission, in pages illustrated with vintage photographs and travel posters.

Born in Chile to a Scottish mother, Francisca Mattéoli grew up in South America and moved to Paris after living in Brazil. Author of many travel stories, she has written for various magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic. She has written multiple books on the world of travel, including Adventurers (2005), American Hotel Stories (2009), and Map Stories: Map Stories (2016). Louis Vuitton, Éditions Xavier Barral and Abrams published World Tour (2013), a travel book illustrated with 1,000 hotel labels from the Gaston-Louis Vuitton collection.


  • 16,5 x 24 cm
  • Textes : Francisca Mattéoli et Jean-Luc Toula-Breysse
  • 400 photographies et documents
  • 5 portfolios d’art
  • 488 pages
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  • Édition anglaise