Travel & Pictorial

Bonjour Paris: The Bonjour City Map-Guides

As portable as a map but as informative as a guide, these hybrid Bonjour city map-guides by globe-trotting filmmaker Marin Montagut offer his curated recommendations for shopping, dining, and attractions. The Bonjour pocket-sized map-guides—made of water-resistant, tear-proof paper—feature rare and soulful places that exude an enviable je ne sais quoi. From bakeries to taco trucks, bicycle rentals to antiques shops, or boutiques to toy stores, each recommendation includes a succinct anecdote, tip, or description—illustrated by Marin Montagut’s watercolor travel sketches—to tempt bon vivants everywhere.  
In Bonjour Paris, say “bon appétit!” in an authentic bistro, stock your kitchen with artisanal knives, or track down a vintage Chanel bag. Featured districts include the heart of Paris (1st/2nd); Pigalle and Montmartre (9th/18th); the Marais (3rd/4th); Saint-Germain-des-Prés (5th/6th); Canal Saint-Martin (10th); and Bastille and Oberkampf (11th/12th/20th)

About The Author

Marin Montagut studied art in Paris and at Saint Martin’s in London. A set designer, decorator, and mixed-media artist, he writes and directs documentary films.

  • Publish Date: November 10, 2015
  • Format: Non-traditional book
  • Category: Travel - Europe - France
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 4 x 5-1/2
  • Pages: 2
  • US Price: $9.95
  • CDN Price: $9.95
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020232-1


"As portable as a map but as informative as a guide, the hybrid Bonjour City Map Guides provide a refreshing look at these three popular cities. . . The pocket sized guides are water resistant and tear proof (perfect for a klutz like me...) and feature rare places that you'll want to visit in a heartbeat. . .From the Monmouth Coffee Company in London, Merci in Paris and the Milk and Cookies Bakery in New York, the Map Guides will be my essential travel item on my next trip!"

“Put away your smartphone: Explore the best of [New York, London, and Paris] with a charming series of maps. . . The compact guides cover shops, hotels, restaurants, and notable sights, offering something for all travelers, whether they've visited many times before or are experiencing the city for the first time”
Architectural Digest

Among his in-the-know recommendations [from the Bonjour City Map-Guides series], highlights include tucked-away bakeries, hidden speakeasies, taco-trucks, toy shops, an anatomical museum, a Hoxton jazz bar and a Belle Epoque absinthe café.” 
London Evening Standard 

“Le vrai chic parisien”

"I’d never found a travel guide that strikes just the right balance between tourist and insider — until I threw Marin Montagut’s “Bonjour Paris” and “Bonsoir Paris” into my carry-on at the last minute before taking a trip there last month. They’re folding, pocket-size compendiums of all of the multimedia artist’s favorite places, organized by neighborhood and pared down to just the most pleasing spots you probably wouldn’t discover otherwise."
—The New York Times T Magazine

Author Bookshelf: Marin Montagut