Accommodation for cycling in Provence

Published by Lyn on 21 May 2017

Use our map to find bike-friendly hotels, B&Bs and gites in Provence, the Luberon, Var, Vaucluse, Ventoux, Nice, Marseille, and Avignon.


Cavaillon - Hotel Mercure

4-star hotel a short ride from the centre of Cavaillon

601 Avenue Boscodomini
84300 Cavaillon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Located within a 12,000m² park a short ride from the Cavaillon city centre, the Mercure offers comfortable surrounds in which to relax after a day on the bike. Minibar and satellite TV in all rooms, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Regional cuisine in the hotel restaurant. Buffet breakfast. Relax on the terrace of the restaurant or by the swimming pool. Management says the hotel can provide a safe, lockable room inside the hotel for bike storage. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Cavaillon - Pont Royal en Provence

Self-catering apartments and houses for up to 8 people SE of Cavaillon

Domaine et Golf de Pont-Royal
Route de Charleval
13370 Mallemort
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: From €220 for a 4-5 person apartment minimum 2 nights, or €417 for 7 nights; weekend and week-long rates available, prices vary depending on the size of the apartment/house

Open: All year

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Located between the Alpilles and the Lubéron, 30 kilometres from Aix-en-Provence, 45 kilometres from Avignon and 20km from Cavaillon, the Pont Royal en Provence has self-catering holiday apartments and houses sleeping up to 8 people, making it ideal for families and groups. Situated near a lake and golf course, it has bike hire onsite, plus Pierre & Vacances policy stipulates that secure parking is available at every residence. All the apartments and houses are fitted with a fully-equipped kitchen area, including a coffee machine and hotplates, and a terrace or balcony with garden table and chairs. Golf and horse-riding available. Guests have free access to the swimming pools, playgrounds and sport complexes. Packed lunches available on request. Wifi available (surcharge).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Côte d'Azur - Villa Olivade (Saint-Paul-de-Vence)

One-bed apartment with stunning views just west of Nice

Route des Serres
06128 Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7747 697 562
Email: david@villaolivade.com

Price from: €130 per night

Open: All year

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Olivade is a luxury one-bedroom villa situated on the Côte d’Azur in Saint Paul de Vence. It's run by David, a cyclist. It has panoramic views of the sea and mountains and a wrap-around balcony. There is a large private garden with a terrace, a dining table with a pergola and a private sun deck. There is also a full-size swimming pool to help cool off post-ride. The interior is spacious, tastefully decorated with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, dining for four and a super kingsize bed. St Paul sits at the base of the Préalpes with access to great cycling routes that take you into the mountains or along the famous roads of Cannes, Monaco and beyond. David has been living and cycling in the region for 18 years and he has a large database of routes and maps to suit all abilities and seasons.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Crestet - La Fleur Bleue Restaurant & Gites (Ventoux)

Perfect self-catering base just 4km from the Malaucène Ventoux climb

Chemin du Sublon
84110 Crestet
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 90 36 23 45 / +33 (0)3 36 15 57 49 27
Email: info@lafleurbleue.fr

Price from: €600-700 per week (shorter weekend rentals available October-April – please ask for prices)

Open: All year

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There can be fewer nicer places to stay than a self-catering gite at the foot of the Ventoux that comes with its own restaurant for when you're too tired to cook. But that's what David and Fiejette have at La Fleur Bleue Restaurant & Gîtes in Crestet. There are two self-contained gites, each with two bedrooms and sleeping up to 5. From your door you are a measly 4.6km from the start of the Malaucène Ventoux climb, or a 17km warm up ride to Bédoin. When you get back, there's a hot tub in the cherry tree orchard (complete with views of Ventoux to remind you where you've been). Cook in your own kitchen or enjoy lunch or dinner in the restaurant courtyard (yes, with more Ventoux views). For non-cycling partners or for rest days, there are Roman excavations in Vaison la Romaine to discover, plus the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone. Free wifi. French, Dutch and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools

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Fréjus - Pierre & Vacances Cap Hermès

Self-contained studios and apartments on the Mediterranean

46 Quai dei caravello
83600 Fréjus
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €115 per night

Open: Year round

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Studios and apartments sleeping up to 6 adults, making them ideal for families and groups. Apartments are fully furnished with kitchenettes, TVs and other creature comforts. The property faces the harbour and also has direct beach access and an outdoor swimming pool. Fréjus is a popular holiday town 40km from Cannes – book well ahead in summer and during French school holidays. As with all Pierre & Vacances properties, it's possible to store your bike in your apartment overnight. Wifi available at a surcharge.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Galibier/Izoard - Chalet AlpeLune (Puy Saint Vincent)

Catered chalets and self-catered apartments in top mountain spot

Les Prés
05290 Puy St Vincent
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 23 08 36
Email: info@alpelune.com

Price from: €399 per week per person for a double room

Open: Chalet: December-April, then end of May until end of August. Apartment open all year

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If you're looking for amazing mountain views, comfortable and spacious en suite rooms, and a sauna or outdoor hot tub to ease tired muscles, then a catered chalet or apartment here could be a perfect match. Chalet AlpeLune has 9 luxuriuus en-suite rooms to sleep between 12 and 21 people. Breakfasts and evening meals are tailored to ensure you are heathily refueled after your cycling adventures. There's also a smaller Apartment AlpeLune for six people in three bedrooms. Ride from the door over the Col de Montgenevre for a circuit into Italy, or venture over the Izoard or Galibier. A chairlift is just 300 metres away for MTB riders for downhill trails. Safe bike store, tools and stacks of local advice. The owners are parts of a local a sports initiative run by a group of Dutch outdoer enthusiasts. GPS maps available, or take on their bucketlist col challenge.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Gorges de la Méouge - Serre Des Ormes (Alps/Provence border)

Beautiful B&B run for cyclists by cyclists between the Alps and Ventoux

Le Serre Des Ormes
05300 Salerans
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 58 04 55 or +33 (0)6 59 27 16 43
Email: info@serredesormes.co.uk

Price from: €570 per week, including B&B and evening meals

Open: Cycling season runs from mid-April to mid-October

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Le Serre des Ormes is a beautiful 18th century house in the spectacular Gorges de la Méouge, midway between the peaks of the Alps and the grandeur of Ventoux, just 67km away. With its quiet roads, stunning views and great climbs, the Méouge valley is a relatively undiscovered gem for cyclists of all levels. The B&B is run by cyclists Kate and Paul. Each day starts with a healthy, nutritious breakfast and, at the end of your day, relax by the pool with tea and cakes, or a glass of wine. Each evening a delicious home cooked two-course meal is served with French wine. Kate and Paul will be on hand to share their favourite routes and thei passion for the area. Airport transfers and bike hire available. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Grand Hotel Henri

Elegant chateaux hotel with funky wallpaper

1, Cours René Char
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €109

Open: All year

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With its grand entrance, marble staircase and restaurant terrace (complete with the sound of trickling water from the stone fountain), this is a great base for cycling in Provence. The restaurant serves classic provencal-style cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs, making Hôtel Henri perfect for either a one-night treat or a longer holiday. For cyclists, the hotel has its own fleet of bikes from which to enjoy local rides, including the Luberon national park. Also great for winter riding with an old fireplace to snuggle up to on your return, and a club-style tea-room/bar. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Mas De Cure Bourse

Quiet but elegant local hotel surrounded by bikes routes

120 Chemin de la Serre
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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This hotel is situated about 12km from the waterside town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which is home to lots of restaurants, cafes and antique shops. Surrounded by acres of grass and old trees there is a terrasse from which to enjoy the good local Provencal food from the onsite restaurant. There are lots of quiet rides to be enjoyed around here – see our suggested routes here (you can download the GPX files as well). Free wifi is available, and both French and English are spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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La Grave – Auberge Edelweiss Bike & Ski Hotel

Specialist bike hotel with rooms and apartments, workshop and sauna

Le Village
05320 La Grave
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (near Rhône-Alpes border)

Price from: €60 per person B&B based on double occupancy, or €85 per person for B&B and dinner (variety of room types and sizes available)

Open: End of May until the end of September for cycling; December to April for skiiing

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Auberge Edelweiss is a specialist bike hotel in the heart of the Alps; Robin and Marlon are keen to welcome more English-speaking riders to enjoy the Galibier, Col d'Izoard, Alpe d'Huez and Col du Lautaret – all within easy reach. The hotel has information folders with profiles of all key climbs, plus cycling itineraries for both road and mountain bike routes (see their cycling page). The hotel is geared up for individual riders as well as groups, and can cater for big events like La Marmotte, Alpe d'Huzes, the Tour de France and Etape du Tour. Well-equiped workshop, plus Marlon and Robin work with a local bike shop that can deliver spares. Bike wash and sauna onsite; massages available on request. Oh, and plenty of wine and cold beer to help you relax on the terrace or in the restaurant. Then wake up to a generous breakfast of cereals, yoghurts, fruit juices, hot drinks, local jams and breads, meat, cheese and fruit salad. Bonne route!

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Barroux - La Ferme des Bélugues (for Ventoux)

A lovely cyclist-run base close to Ventoux and lavender routes

200 Le Chemin de Choudeirolles
84330 Le Barroux
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 50 51 95 65
Email: lafermedesbelugues@gmail.com

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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La Ferme des Bélugues offers both B&B and self-catered accommodation. It's a home from home run by Karen and Spencer, both cyclists. Located just 3km from the start of the the Ventoux climb at Malaucène or 10km from Bedoin, it's the perfect base for an assault on one of the most iconic Tour de France summits. For gentler rides, the lavender fields and vineyards of Provence are within easy reach. Karen and Spencer host independent riders as well as cycle tour companies and pro riders, so it's fair to say they are local cycling experts. They arrived here four years ago and have lovingly renovated the house to ensure it is cycling friendly while also retaining its original charm and character. All the facilities are geared towards cyclists: there's a pool for post-ride cooling off (and perfect for non-cycling partners and friends) and a stunning bike room, while extra services such as bike hire, massages, and yoga can be arranged. In all there are 5 double rooms plus a really well set-up self-catering gite for two people.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Marseille - Adagio Prado Plage

Apartment hotel near the beachfront in the south of the city

46 rue des Mousses
La Corniche, Stade Vélodrome
13008 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €76

Open: Year-round

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Apartment hotel located south of the city centre with self-catering studios and 1-bedroom apartments for between 1 and 5 people. Each apartment has air-conditioning, a balcony, and a kitchenette. The hotel has 94 apartments, so it's good for groups and families. Management advises that bikes can be securely stored in the apartments overnight. Wifi. Outdoor swimming pool. 24-hour reception.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Marseille - Centre Vieux Port Mercure

Reliable chain hotel near the Marseille's Old Port

1 Rue Neuve Saint Martin
13001 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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Four-star hotel near the WTC convention centre, the Jardin des Vestiges and a short ride from the Vieux-Port and Saint Charles TGV train station. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast available. On-site bar. There is a locked luggage store available for bike parking. Twin, double and triple rooms. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Marseille - Ibis Est la Valentine

Reliable budget hotel on the outskirts of Marseille

Quartier des Ecoles
Avenue de Saint Menet
13011 Marseille Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

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Budget chain hotel located near the A50 on the eastern approach into the city (around 13km from the harbour). Free wifi. Onsite Courtepaille restaurant with terrace. Buffet breakfast available. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely in the hotel's conference room overnight. Reception is open 24 hours.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Mirabel aux Baronnies - Les Toits Roses (for Ventoux)

Provencal panoramas from the roof terrace of this cyclist-owned gîte

Rue Chauchiere
Mirabel-aux-Baronnies
26110 Nyons
Drôme, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: N/A
Email: lestoitsroses@gmail.com

Price from: €36 per night or €250 per week for up to 5

Open: Available all year, just check availability outside of the main season

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Explore the sun-drenched hills, medieval villages, markets, lavender fields and Rhone Valley vineyards from the door of Les Toits Roses. This charming self-catering two bedroom house is ideal for an ascent of Ventoux, whose slopes at Malaucène are just a warmup ride away. Les Toits Roses, which can sleep 5, is set on a quiet village street in the Provencal village of Mirabel-aux-Baronnies and provides an authentic rural retreat with a roof terrace and panoramic views of the hills. The area surrounding Mirabel aux Baronnies is often included in the route of the Tour du France and is a very popular cycling area for professionals and amateurs alike. The owners Lucy and Steven, are cyclists and can share their local knowledgeThere are many quieter back roads for all levels, including marked cycling routes through the vineyards and villages (including to the Roman town of Vaison-la-Romaine), and more challenging rides into the surrounding hills. Cycle hire and repair close by. English, Dutch and French spoken. Secure locked garage for your bike and equipment.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Mont Ventoux - Château de Mazan

Grand building and grounds at the base of Mont Ventoux

8 Place Napoléon
84380 Mazan
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €100

Open: All year

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A family-run chateau and restaurant close to Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse Hills, Château de Mazan is an ideal base for combining a cycling holiday with a spot of comfort. The hotel buzzes with cyclists year-round, and there is a massive, dedicated bike store for cycles. When we visited, a group of Belgians who had just conquered the Ventoux were enjoying the outdoor swimming pool. Many of the rooms face out onto the gardens or the terrace. Rooms are modern (with super showers) and fully air-conditioned. The chateau itself has been elegantly restoreed to echo its former glory. Free and fast wifi access. Lots of European languages spoken (the French owner Fred has lived and worked all over the world, including in the UK). ** We've stayed here - read our review **

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Mont Ventoux – Hotel des Pins (Bédoin )

Hotel ideal for exploring the area around Mont Ventoux

Chemin des Crans
84410 Bedoin
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €65 (rooms available for between 1 and 5 people)

Open: Year-round

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The 3-star Hotel des Pins in Bedoin is located in Bédoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux, making it a perfect base for an assault on the Giant of Provence. This area is also perfect for cyclists wanting a gentler cycling holiday, with the hotel giving good access to routes through the vineyards of the Vaucluse department and through Provence's famous lavender fields. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant serving regional specialities based on fresh local market produce. Free wifi. Swimming pool and gardens. Secure garage for bike parking. Both French and English spoken. Bike hire available locally.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Mont Ventoux – Hôtel Le Siècle (Mazan)

Comfortable two-star hotel a short ride from the foot of Mont Ventoux

18 Place des Terreaux
84380 Mazan
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €50

Open: March to November

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A lovely two-star hotel (there are only 9 rooms, so book ahead) set in an impressive old 16th-century building in the heart of the wine-growing village of Mazan. Located just 10km south of Bedoin, it's an ideal base for tackling Mont Ventoux. Classicaly decorated air-conditioned rooms (each with its own distinct style) and with pretty village views. Single, double and triple rooms available, all with ensuite bathrooms. Shady terrace. Picnic baskets and packed lunches available on request. Free wifi. Bike storage area and washdown facilities. French, Portuguese and Spanish spoken. Comes recommended to us by local cycle tour operators.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Mont Ventoux – Le Relais du Mont Ventoux (Aurel)

Charming Ventoux hotel run by a couple who understand cyclists’ needs

Rue du Portail
84390 Aurel
Vaucluse, Provence

Price from: €63

Open: All year

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The Le Relais du Mont Ventoux in Aurel was recommended to us by Paul Lamarra, who stayed there when he climbed Ventoux on his Brompton. It's a family-run hotel with 17 rooms and an onsite restaurant. "It's a charming hotel run by a lovely couple who understand cyclists’ needs completely (especially on the food front)," says Paul. "Dinner and breakfast on the terrace across the road from the hotel with great views." Free wifi. Hot tub. Bike hire available through reception. French, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Monte Carlo – Novotel

Comfortable accommodation among the high-rollers on the Riviera

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte
98000 Monte Carlo
Monaco

Price from: €175

Open: All year

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OK, so I realise Monaco this isn't *technically* part of France but I'm including bike-friendly accommodation here because so many cyclists pass through during their South of France travels. The Novotel is in the heart of Monaco, a short ride from the train station, Place du Casino and Grimaldi Forum. Cafe and restaurant onsite, plus bar. Guests have access to 2 computers on site, plus free wifi throughout the hotel. Rooms sleeping up to 4 people. Pool, terrace, garden. Other facilities include a hammam, library and children's playground. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken. Management advises that bikes can be safely locked in the luggage store.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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