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Author: Mandy Andritsi

An Athenian, born and raised, Mandy is also a French literature student whose love of Gallic culture has seen her live in Angers and Lyon. Never one to sit still for long, she often sets off for adventures around the world...

lyon city guide

A city of proud pedigree with several envious claims to fame, it’s high time tourists stopped overlooking the regional capital of the Rhône-Alpes for Paris. Mandy Andritsi and 
Mateo Jaramillo Ortega spill the beans on Lyon… Lights, camera… Lyon! This is the city where cinema was born, when brothers Auguste and…

athens weekend city break

Chase the ghosts of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, relive the glories of the ancient Olympics, the first modern Games (1896) or those of 2004. Or simply eat, drink and engage with the talkative locals… Mandy Andritsi reveals all. It is well-known that Athens was the intellectual beacon of the ancient…

angers-long-weekend

Apocalyptic tapestries, a buzzing student nightlife and a busy events calendar are just three reasons you should visit Angers, says Mandy Andritsi. Read on for her full recommendations. In the Maine-et-Loire department of western France, in the region of Pays de la Loire, not far from the Atlantic ocean, lies…