Sensational water activities on the Royan Atlantique coast

Looking for adrenaline in Royan Atlantique? We discover our sensational nautical activities. With more than 50 km of shoreline, the Royan coast is the ideal setting for breathtaking water activities. Whether you are a fan of speed, height or thrilling challenges, our territory has everything you need…

The best places to go out at night

What to do in the evening in Royan and its surroundings: top 7 night outings for a trip to the end of the night Once the sun has set, the country of Royan changes its pace and atmosphere. For night owls who keep putting off bedtime, here are our ideas for the best places to…

The Lopez confectionery, a family institution in Royan

The Lopez confectionery turns out to be an institution in Royan. Since 1977, the shops of Royan have brightened up our seaside walks with the colors of their niniches, broken wood, cartons, candy canes, nougats, sorbets, ice creams and ice-kimos. Today, it is Maxime, the last generation of the Lopez family, who is in charge of continuing the family tradition.…

The chapels around Royan: hidden treasures

The chapels around Royan play a discreet role in the history of local heritage. Despite everything, their presence in the architectural landscape continues to intrigue. In a previous article, we already told you about the Chapelle des Aviateurs in St-Palais-sur-Mer. Just the name alone makes you want to know more, right? aviators chapel But…

Makan Traoré: Royan at the Olympic Games

Makan Traoré, the young boxer from Royan is participating, for the first time in his career, in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. This international sporting event takes place from July 26 to August 11, 2024, then with the Paralympic Games, from August 28 to September 8. With the same objective for all participants: the gold medal!…

Where to see Euro 2024 in Royan?

Summer 2024 is marked by major sporting events. Before the Paris Olympics and the entry into the running of our Royan boxer Makan Traoré, Euro 2024 is setting the football fields on fire. In the region, we vibrate for sport and the Euro football in Royan! The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship takes place from Friday June 14…

The Palace has its season

Let's celebrate summer in the shadow of the Palace. Friday June 14 marks the opening of the summer season for Le Palais Royan Événements. On this occasion, the summer program is revealed at the Palais during a festive evening. Launch party on June 14 From 19 p.m., we find DJ 6L20 to liven up the evening until the flight takes off…

Cellars from here

Between the gentleness of the Gironde or Seudre estuaries and the salty air of the Atlantic, the vines of the Royan region benefit from a privileged climate giving the wine all its characteristics. The wine production then displays its supple and fragrant character. The winegrowers of Royan Atlantique are joining forces around the Chais d'ici event to present their products to you. TO THE…

Top 6 music festivals this summer

Music festivals are perfect events to enjoy summer with family or friends. In Charente-Maritime, it is possible to enjoy good music outside of the Francos festival. Looking for a vacation destination that offers a variety of music festivals? Royan Atlantique is made for you. With…

The best water activities to practice with the family

When you're on family vacation by the sea and the sun is shining, you just want to jump into the water. Contrary to popular belief, water sports are not just for those with sea legs. Everyone can try and have fun from the most…

Short nature break in the Coubre forest 3D/2N

We set off to explore the north of the territory. Between moments of relaxation and outdoor adventures, nature becomes the common thread of our getaway. A short nature break in the Coubre forest. Slow tourism guaranteed.

Discovering the Terre Nègre lighthouse

Standing proudly above Platin beach in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, the Terre Nègre lighthouse has been an infallible guide for navigators for more than two centuries. We set off to discover the Terre Nègre lighthouse. https://youtu.be/AXGfVi_fzO0 The history of the Negro land lighthouse In 1772, a 25 meter high turret…

The Solitaire du Figaro Paprec in Royan

The Solitaire du Figaro Paprec returns to Royan from September 4 to 8, 2024. The first edition in 2022 was a success with nearly 43 visitors welcomed during the event. Royan, a stopover town on the race route Royan is now part of the history of the Solitaire du Figaro. The legendary sailing race, created in…

What to do during spring break

Spring break time has come! We give you ideas for activities and outings to make the most of your stay around Royan. The great outdoors at all costs During the spring holidays, the sun is pointing the tip of its nose. Obviously, after a warm winter, we are in a hurry…

The Gold of Time

Lasting 25 minutes, the film "L'Or du Temps" offers an immersive dive into the history of the Royan region. It traces its evolution from the Neolithic period to the present day, revealing its natural riches and cultural heritage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1hYcXdX6wc "L'Or du Temps is the story of a territory, yours." Since Antiquity, the inhabitants, nicknamed the…

Chef's recipe: estuary lamb and mojhettes

The Easter holidays are an opportunity to get together with family and enjoy a good comforting meal. On the menu, what could be better than a recipe highlighting lamb, a traditional emblem? To find good ingredients, there is no need to go far, we choose local products: estuary lamb accompanied by mojhettes.…

Top 10 family walks

In any season, it is good to indulge in an outdoor activity and get some fresh air. Even if they are not always motivated at first, children quickly find energy once outside to exercise. As soon as the sun comes out, family walks allow you to share…

What to do for Valentine's Day?

February 14 is a date that is celebrated around the world. Valentine's Day is the time of year to send a message of love to your other half. Lacking inspiration? We reveal what to do for Valentine's Day around Royan. Ideas to share with lovers for a successful Valentine's Day! To the…

Spend your winter holidays by the sea

Skiing, cold, very little for you? What if you spent your next winter vacation in Charentes? We reveal our ideas for activities in Royan Atlantique in winter. What to do during the winter holidays around Royan? discover the film “L’or du temps” From February 19 to 24, we find…

The Royan Atlantique logo by Jben

Saturday December 2, 10 a.m., Chay beach, the sky is finally blue and a silhouette advances on the sand. Something new is taking shape in the region… This is how the story of an exceptional collaboration between the Community Tourist Office and local artist Jben begins for the launch of the Royan Atlantique brand.…

Place for Christmas celebrations

Royan Atlantique celebrates Christmas Stories, Christmas parades, activities for children, at Destination Royan Atlantique there are many end-of-year holiday traditions. Free activities to do with family or friends to experience the magic of Christmas again! To get in the mood, the towns put on a show…

New year's eve

Royan Atlantique is celebrating for the last days of the year! As December 31st fast approaches, we wonder where to spend the New Year in Royan and its surroundings and how to celebrate the transition to 2024 with dignity. Gourmet New Year's Eve New Year's Eve on December 31st is an invitation to get together...

Charentais cocktail recipes

Each season brings its share of opportunities to receive and share meals with family or friends. So, to enhance these moments of conviviality while showcasing our terroir, we invite you to discover our ideas for Charentais cocktail recipes. 4 ideas for Charentais cocktail recipes to welcome Charentais lands…

Beach sports to practice all year round in Royan

Exercising by the sea is good for the body and mind. We enjoy the benefits of iodized air and the quality of sea water and its marine salts. We can no longer count their positive effects on the immune system and their anti-stress properties. So, there is no longer any need to hesitate!…

What to do during the All Saints' Day holidays

A few weeks after the start of the school year, we are already impatiently awaiting the return from vacation. With its mild climate, the seaside is the ideal place to take a break and enjoy beautiful days. Are you wondering what to do during the All Saints' Day holidays? We have selected the best activities, visits and…

Royan Atlantique seen from the sky

Top 6 of the most beautiful views of the sky in the territory Between land and sea, the territory has rich and varied natural spaces. Let's get up high to admire its unusual and captivating landscapes. It is then that certain curiosities are revealed… The earth is transformed into a living canvas of colors, textures and…

Royan and cinema, a love story

Royan and cinema are a long story. The Royan region has often rolled out the red carpet for artists. Thus, Danielle Darrieux owned the Honey-Moon villa on the Corniche de Nauzan in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer. Sacha Guitry also stayed here, in the Aigue Marine villa on Boulevard Garnier in Royan. Finally, soldier Jean Moncorgé,…

Musical Escapes

When the New French Scene meets our magnificent territory! After a year of absence, they are back! Initiated in the summer of 2020, the "Musical Escapes" in partnership with the association Les Révélations Musicales aim to highlight unusual places in our territory through music. 8 concerts were recorded behind closed doors for…

European Heritage Days

We're preparing our weekend for the European Heritage Days around Royan With 10 museums, 15 listed monuments, 2 of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, 1 city of Art and History, Destination Royan Atlantique is a must for enthusiasts of traditions and stories. To begin with, unexpected places open their doors to you. Then a…

GR 360: getaway on the Tour de Saintonge

The GR 360 - Tour de Saintonge is an essential hiking trail in Charente-Maritime. We take you to discover this circuit crossing the Destination Royan Atlantique. During this excursion between fields and vineyards, you will enjoy the natural beauty of the landscapes of the Gironde estuary. GR 360…

The best family activities around Royan

Spending time with family is precious. This is an opportunity to meet, to share. However, finding an activity that appeals to everyone, parents and children, is often a challenge. Board game, creative leisure, nature walk, swimming pool, cinema... what if we changed our daily life a little? We offer you ideas for activities in…

Top 6 nature activities in Royan Atlantique

When the sunny days start to appear, you have to make the most of them. Spending time outside is good for your morale and health. It's proven ! With its varied natural spaces, Royan Atlantique is full of spots for practicing outdoor leisure activities. We have selected the top 6 activities for you…

Nadu Marsaudon, mystical artist from the country of Royan

Nadu Marsaudon, the rebellious child of Royan, is a true local legend. Born in 1933, he left an unparalleled mark on the artistic landscape of the region. His first steps in the world of art date back to the tender age of four. He then scribbled small sketches on the cover of his notebooks…

The best restaurants with a view

On holiday at Destination Royan Atlantique, we invite you to discover restaurants where the view is as tasty as the plate! 34 beaches to relax and enjoy the joys of swimming, bike rides in the forest, tourist sites, villages of character, kayaking, paddle, tennis... The…

The March of the Crab by Arthur de Pins

When Royan inspires Arthur de Pins Royan is the scene of this revolutionary comic strip of which Arthur de Pins is the initiator. Although he grew up in Brittany, he frequently spent his childhood holidays in Royan, more precisely on the Pigeonnier beach. Between 2010 and 2013, this seaside resort served as the setting for his trilogy entitled…

Royan Regatta

After those of Le Havre (1838) and Brest (1847), the Société des Régates de Royan was the third of its kind to be created in France. The club was founded in the middle of the XNUMXth century. At that time, Royan was more of a fishing village than a seaside resort. But not for very long. Royan Regatta:…

The best paddle spots around Royan

What is stand-up paddleboarding? Stand-up paddle continues to convert new enthusiasts. This nautical activity is appreciated for its physical benefits as well as its relaxing aspects. Beginner or confirmed, the paddle adapts to all styles. Standing on a paddle board, paddle in hand, stand up straight...

Our Tèrra Aventura routes

Tèrra Aventura is a unique way to rediscover the heritage and unusual places of our territory while having fun. Incredible treasure hunts in the heart of the destination Lovers of treasure hunting and geocaching, try the adventure in Destination Royan Atlantique. We go in search of the Poï'z in Royan, Saint-Augustin and in our…

Long weekend, we take advantage of the May bridges!

Many of us wait for public holidays and long weekends to travel to Royan and its surrounding areas. We pack our bags and take family and friends to (re)discover Royan Atlantique. We choose our long weekend: May 1, May 8, Ascension Bridge or Pentecost weekend for a taste…

Short nature stay in Royan and its surroundings

Over the past few years, tourists' expectations in terms of short stays have evolved considerably. Many people yearn to escape from their everyday life. They opt for short stays focused on nature and relaxation. This trend is due to a growing need to disconnect and go back to basics.Tourists…

4 ways to discover the territory differently

Destination Royan Atlantique presents a variety of fascinating landscapes and cultures. With its preserved spaces, its listed towns and villages, its unmissable sites, there is so much to see and do. Not easy to know where to start! Today, we invite you to discover the territory differently, through activities…

Bitters on Royan Atlantique

Very early in human history – as soon as men set sail – ships had to be steered. Beacons appeared along the coasts over time. Here as elsewhere, landmarks guide sailors along the coasts of sand, rock or marshes. With 2/3 of its…

Work in Royan

Mixing work and tourism in Royan is now possible! In Charente-Maritime, services and infrastructures making it possible to meet the growth in demand for work are being developed at the Destination Royan Atlantique. What is work? This new way of life seeks to combine, in the same resort and…

Marne-Yeuse, hidden district of Royan

Marne-Yeuse is located at the entrance to Royan coming from the Saujon-Saintes axis. It borders the Royan 2 commercial area and the Pousseau marshes nature reserve. It houses housing estates and social housing. We are interested today in its discreet and little known history, which is however part of the heritage…

What to do when it rains ?

It's raining, ideas! With more than 2150 hours of sunshine per year, Destination Royan Atlantique is the holiday destination par excellence. We take advantage of the heat of the sun's rays to land on one of our 34 beaches, we benefit from the large natural spaces to breathe deeply. It may happen that the…

The best spots to observe plaice

6 unmissable spots to observe squares on Destination Royan Atlantique Along the coast of Destination Royan Atlantique, there are many cabins on stilts: the famous squares. Built of wood, some are rather rustic while others are furnished with more comfort. They are usually accessible by a small staircase…

Do you know the Charentais millas?

Millas Charentais is a cake made from corn flour reminiscent of the texture of a flan. The name Millas could come from millet, a cereal used before the appearance of corn. Originally made of flour and water, this preparation served as a dish for the poorest. Later, milk, eggs and other delicacies were added to it…

Not to be missed

Are you staying on the territory for the first time and you don't want to miss anything? Our visits over 48h, 72h or a week take you to unmissable places. Let yourself be guided for your holidays in Destination Royan Atlantique! What to do on a weekend around Royan? When you arrive in Royan, you have to…

5 good reasons to come

Whatever the season, we sometimes want to escape everyday life and take a break, for a few days or more. In full hesitation on your place to stay by the sea, here are 5 good reasons to choose the Destination Royan Atlantique for your next holidays in Charente-Maritime. Heritage, nature, gastronomy… discover this…

Walks around Royan

With its large natural spaces, the Destination Royan Atlantique is a perfect playground for hiking enthusiasts. More than 150 km of marked footpaths invite you to explore all the richness of our heritage. During your walks around Royan, the variety of landscapes will surprise you. They…

Where to run in Royan and its surroundings?

Seaside, beaches, countryside, forests... the diverse landscapes of the Royan Atlantique Destination offer a real playground for lovers of short strides. To start the day off right or simply to keep in shape, find out where to run in Royan and its surroundings. 5 ideas for running circuits around…

Royan, stage of the Vélodyssée ®

The seaside resort is the starting point (or arrival point) of a 45 kilometer cycle route. We discover the Côte de Beauté and the coast of the Arvert peninsula at our own pace. Royan is a stage in its own right on the Vélodyssée. More than 800 kilometers from Roscoff (Finistère) to the north,…

The best places to kayak

Where canoe kayaking in Charente-Maritime? The best kayaking spots Royan Atlantique Extending over several waters, the destination has an ideal setting for kayaking in all seasons. Between the Atlantic Ocean and estuaries, you can both go for a river kayak trip or indulge in a more sporty practice aboard a kayak.

What to do when it's hot?

Summer is well and truly here! We were waiting for it impatiently. The weather is nice and hot, sometimes too hot… Temperatures exceed 30 degrees and climb to record highs, but what to do when it's hot? The Destination Royan Atlantique is full of ideal places to find a little freshness. Here are our ideas...

The best spots to admire the sunset

5 spots to watch the sunset at Destination Royan Atlantique When the day is over and the weather is nice, we only want to enjoy the sunset. This simple moment when the sky is ablaze and the sun disappears on the horizon. Whether you are on vacation or…

A sea trip towards the Cordouan lighthouse

We embark from the port of Royan for a sea trip towards the Cordouan lighthouse. Located in the Gironde estuary, 7 kilometers from the coast, the Cordouan lighthouse stands proudly in the middle of the waves. Ready for an unforgettable experience of discovering the last lighthouse at sea open to the public?…

Bike rides around Royan

With more than 250 km of cycle routes, Destination Royan Atlantique is definitely a destination for cycling lovers! The territory is a real playground for lovers of cycling and “slow tourism” enthusiasts. Athletes will find routes that meet their expectations, while families will opt for…

Road trip in a van

If we took the road? What if we made our way? Alone, as a couple or with the family, we try the adventure for a stay of escape and roaming. We embark on a road trip in a van, a van or a motorhome... This well-known phrase has become a real phenomenon that insiders call...

Destination Royan Atlantique – You thought you knew us

A mini-series to discover the territory… Because Destination Royan Atlantique conceals treasures, what could be better than learning to rediscover the territory in a new format. The series "Destination Royan Atlantique, you thought you knew us" presents 6 short films ranging from the Gironde estuary to the Côte Sauvage via the Entre deux-estuaires. These mini-movies...

The best Royan Atlantique surf spots

Where to go surfing in Charente-Maritime? 3 surf spots not to be missed Destination Royan Atlantique stretches over nearly 100 km of coastline. Many sites are thus conducive to the practice of various nautical activities. But then where to surf in Royan or La Palmyre? We reveal the best…

5 breathtaking viewpoints

Who does not like to contemplate the horizon and its magnificent landscapes? The Destination Royan Atlantique conceals sublime panoramas to immortalize! We take you to discover 5 breathtaking viewpoints between estuaries and ocean.

The Paths of the Seudre

This land of marshes, clinging to one of the smallest rivers in France, is traversed by the Chemins de la Seudre. These hiking trails thus line a 10 hectare wetland shaped by the long work of the sea and of man. In contact with the Seudre, on foot or by bike The Seudre reveals on each…

6 parks and gardens to discover

Visit our most beautiful gardens Do you want peace and greenery during your holidays in Royan? We take you to discover magnificent parks and gardens. Peaceful places to take a break and reconnect with nature, away from the daily hustle and bustle. These gardens are an invitation to stroll throughout the year.…

4 sublime places to disconnect

From forests to wild shores, from marshes to vineyards, from dunes to cliffs… Destination Royan Atlantique is full of natural spaces. During a stay, we reconnect with nature thanks to suspended moments in 4 sublime places to disconnect from everyday life.

On the Customs Trail

In Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, the Sentier des Douaniers, whose real name is Sentier des Pierrières, is an essential passage for walks along the seaside. Discovering the Sentier des Douaniers In Saint-Palais This developed walking path winds over 3,5 km along the coastline between the conche du Bureau and the beach of…

Horse riding on the beach

The Destination Royan Atlantique offers many possibilities for horseback riding on the beach or in the forest, around Royan. This is an opportunity to rediscover the territory differently, at the pace of your mount. Or, why not, treat yourself to a horse-riding course in Charente-Maritime. Saddle up for a horseback ride on the beach During your…

Sand yachting in Royan

On holidays by the sea, practicing a nautical activity is essential! Those who don't have sea legs can try their hand at sand yachting in Royan. On the destination, several clubs offer this sliding sport on the beaches of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer and Meschers-sur-Gironde. Where to do sand yachting near…

Discovering the Aviators Chapel

The Chapelle des Aviateurs, a preserved heritage The Chapelle des Aviateurs is located near Platin beach, in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer. It is located on land acquired in 1896 by Joseph Odelin, a Parisian industrialist. The idea of ​​erecting an oratory on this land was presented to Monsignor Le Camus, bishop of Saintes and La Rochelle in…

Where to play golf in Royan?

The Destination Royan Atlantique offers 2 courses laid out under the pines and bordered by the sea and the beaches. The perfect opportunity to learn or improve your swing in the heart of nature! Close-up of the Royan golf course and the La Palmyre golf course. Royan, golfing destination For more than 40 years, Royan…

The Train des Mouettes goes back in time and… the Seudre

Pulled by authentic machines from the Belle Époque, the mythical steam train, the Train des Mouettes, covers a tourist route of 21 km between La Tremblade and Saujon. The seagull train and its mythical steam engines It is almost the same age as the "Lison", the big steam locomotive...

Royan, stage town for sailing races

Royan, a stage town for two sailing races in 2021. In July 2021, it therefore hosted the final event of the first Tour de Charente-Maritime. Ten days later, the penultimate stage of the 44th edition of the Tour de France. Royan, twice a stage city for sailing races in 2021 The Tour de Charente-Maritime,…

A trip by ferry from Royan to Soulac

Want to discover the other side of the Gironde estuary? We take a trip by ferry from Royan to Soulac for a one-day getaway, destination the tip of the Médoc, Le Verdon and Soulac-sur-Mer! How to cross the estuary and go from Royan to Soulac? By car, on foot, by bike, we are spoiled for choice. We offer you to…

Where to brunch in Royan?

It's Sunday and a little idea comes to mind: find a place to have brunch in Royan and its surroundings. Organize a brunch in royan After an evening with friends or before returning home after a weekend in Royan, brunch is the ultimate convivial moment. A good excuse to eat everything...

Free activities

Activities to do without spending a penny around Royan? When you are on vacation in Charente-Maritime, you think above all of its kilometers of fine sandy beaches, along the Atlantic Ocean. We then have only one desire: to take advantage of the sun for idleness and to swim! But there are so many...

Do you know the eclade?

Éclade or églade is a specialty of mussels typical of Charente-Maritime and more particularly of our region. At the origin of the recipe, the mussels were placed on the ground in the heart of the marshes on which the pine needles were added and set on fire. This is where the other local name “la terrée” comes from. Discover the…

Basque pelota in Royan

The ball game practiced for more than a century in Royan was not directly imported from the south-west of France but… from Latin America. Every year, a Basque pelota competition is scheduled in summer at the fronton of the Park (avenue Emile-Zola). Free entry. Tourism in Royan: when the ball gets involved During the holidays in…

Where to take the boat to Fort Boyard and the island of Aix?

We take advantage of our holidays in Charente-Maritime to approach Fort Boyard made famous thanks to the eponymous television program. To get there, take the boat to Île d'Aix, a small unspoiled island in the Pertuis d'Antioche. Sea trip destination Fort Boyard and the island of Aix Located between the island of Oléron and the island of Aix, Fort Boyard was built…

Videoguide Talmont-sur-Gironde

Both a website and a free mobile application, the video guide is coming to Talmont-sur-Gironde. The Nouvelle-Aquitaine Videoguide is a tool for independent outdoor guided tours regularly enriched with new destinations just waiting to be explored to reveal their treasures. It allows you to discover the cultural heritage in complete freedom, thanks to multimedia content...

Go on vacation with your dog

Do you want to go on holiday in Charente-Maritime with your dog but you haven't chosen your destination yet? We give you a list of accommodations that accept dogs as well as some ideas for activities and outings to share with him on Destination Royan Atlantique! Finding accommodation where they will be welcome Pets…

A day at La Palmyre Zoo

Nestled in the heart of an 18-hectare maritime pine forest, very close to the ocean near Royan, La Palmyre Zoo invites us on a tour of the animal world during an exotic family day! Discovering one of the most beautiful zoos in France A few steps from the Zoo, you can hear the cry…

Royan, "Your most beautiful market"

Here, we love the Royan market for all these reasons: Its unique fifties architecture and its colors Its fresh and local products Its friendly atmosphere and its circular circulation Its oyster tastings with producers from the oyster ports of Seudre Its stalls fish Its unique inner light Its barnums of…

Simple actions to protect the environment

In the heart of nature, we are invited. Whatever the activity we practice, we make sure to adopt a behavior that respects nature, existing facilities and other users, in accordance with the Charter for walkers in the forest. Courtesy is a guarantee of successful cohabitation and better security. While on vacation, we…

Where to fish in Royan?

With 100 km of coastline, two estuaries and many bodies of water, Destination Royan Atlantique is an ideal spot to tease the fish. During a stay or simply on weekends, fishing in Royan is a return to basics, closer to nature. Confirmed fisherman or amateur of new activities, we practice…

Flavors from here, Chef's cuisine!

Born from a common desire to cook with local and seasonal products, the collective “Saveurs d'ici, Cuisine de chefs” invites us to discover local cuisine in a different way. Several chefs present at the Destination Royan Atlantique join forces around their passion to help us discover local gastronomy in a different way. In their kitchen, on the…

The 2020 Tour de France in Royan

The Tour de France is stopping off in Charente-Maritime for its maritime breakaway on September 7, 8 and 9, 2020! You have to go back more than 20 years in the history of the Tour de France for a stage start or finish on our Charente coast. After the Pyrenean stage between Pau and Laruns, the Tour de France returns to…

Royan, in the great history of the Tour de France

The riders of the most famous cycling event in the world are back in Royan on September 8, 2020. This had not happened since… 1972. Royan then entered the great history of the Tour de France as a “stage town”. La Grande Boucle back in Royan in 2020 Postponed to the end of the summer…

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