Boat rental

  • May 12, 2018
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Whether you come here for a few hours or a whole weekend, step aboard and discover the charms of the river. You don’t need a licence to be the captain for a few days. After a few instructions, you’ll be ready to steer one of our “Souchets”, very easy to handle river cruisers.
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Nativity scenes Museum (Musée des crèches)

  • Jun 14, 2018
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The scenes come from Africa, America … or from closer to home, like the famous Nativity scenes for which Provence in Southern France has been famous for the past two hundred years. They show a variety of settings (a barn, a byre, an entire village, a mill) and, of course, they’re peopled with figurines known... read more

The Duzey battery (Le Canon de Duzey)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Located in Warphernont Wood, the emplacement for the SKL – 45 Max – 380 mm gun was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the First World War. It was in a particularly strategic position behind the German front lines. The original gun was made by Krupp for one of the German Navy’s battleships.... read more

Aubrac cow – biological meat

  • Oct 7, 2017
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By the breeding, the Aubrac cow is fed exclusively with grass from natural grassland, and supplemented with a mixture of flattened cereals. These have grown without fertilizers or pesticides. Everything is produced locally, no food processed or purchased.

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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This monument, which was built by an American, is based on a legend stating that French soldiers were buried alive, standing in their trench during constant shelling. It has remained in popular memory as a symbol of Verdun’s battlefield.

Torgny – Belgium

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 1183

Torgny is a village in the municipality of Rouvroy, in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium, close to the French border. It has about 200 inhabitants and is the southernmost place of Belgium. Till 1977 Torgny was a municipality. Torgny is one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia”.

Chapelle Sainte Ernelle – Villécloye

  • May 29, 2018
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Set amongst chestnut and linden trees, this chapel to Sainte Ernelle is a haven of leavy nature. The water from its fountain is said to cure eye and skin diseases.

Cycling course 39 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 39 km course via Murvaux, Doulcon, Saulmory.

Cycling course 82 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 82 km course via Cléry, Landres, Montigny et Beauclair.

Etang d’Amel

  • May 29, 2018
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The lake of Amel, near Sonel is a beautiful place to be. A walk of 8 km around de lake and trough the forest is available in French. There is no text available in English, but the walk doesn’t need a translation!

Basilica of our Lady in Avioth

  • Sep 7, 2017
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Near Avioth, at the beginning of the 12th C, shepherds discovered another sta¬tue of the Virgin and Child. This town also became a popular place of pilgrimage, and a magnificent basilica was built there, a disconcerting building in such a simple place. Dating from the 13th to 16th Cs, its graceful architecture makes it an... read more

The sacred way (la voie sacrée)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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The “Sacred Way” was the only road between thefront line at Verdun and Bar-le-Due in the rear. As such, it was a vital logistical corridor. For ten months, almost 2,400,000 men and thousands of tonnes of munitions and equipment passed along it, day and night.

Cercle Saint Dagobert II

  • Jun 11, 2017
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CERCLE SAINT DAGOBERT II, association internationale What vestiges of Dagobert’s reign can still be seen at Stenay ? Hardly anything, at least on the surface. To overcome this absence of visible remains, an association called “Cercle Saint-Dagobert II” was fonned in 1983. lts aims are:

Felt Museum – Mouzon

  • Sep 6, 2017
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Settled in the old cattle sheds of the abbey built during the 17the century, the Felt Museum was created in 1988 to make known and to promote this particular matter: felt. Its manufacture was established in Mouzon in the years 1880’s by the industrialist Alfred Sommer who founded his own factory.

Tourist information

  • Sep 2, 2016
  • 979

Moulin le Cygne, quality apartments in the norther France, is glad to greet the guests in the Meuse County and his surroundings. From Bouillon in Belgium to Luxembourg city, from Nancy to Reims. On our tourist information website, our virtual tourist office, you find: – information about the history, culture, nature, art, festivals, activities, etc.... read more

American cemetery First World War

  • Sep 7, 2017
  • 1230

This 52-heactare (130-acre) cemetery was established on 14 October, 1918, by the US Army on land taken by the 32nd Infantry Division. This land was ceded to the United States in perpetuity by the French Government to establish a permanent, tax-free burial site.

Centre Pompidou – Metz

  • Aug 4, 2017
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Centre Pompidou-Metz, first decentralisation of a national cultural establishment in France, Centre Pompidou, was developed in collaboration with the greater urban community – Communauté d’Agglomération de Metz Métropole. It is a public establishment for cultural cooperation whose founding members are the French State, the Centre Pompidou, the Lorraine Region, the Communauté d’Agglomération de Metz Métropole... read more

Château fort – Castle of Sedan

  • Sep 12, 2017
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Visit the Castle. In family or with a group, discover our visits At the heart of the city, discover the Giant of Sedan, a fortress of 35 000 m² built there soon 6 centuries In group or family, survey the walls in the footsteps of the Princes de la Marck and de la Tour d’Auvergne... read more

Festival of Puppet Theatres – Festival Marionette

  • Sep 23, 2017
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The World Festival of Puppet Theatres includes: •the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers every other year in Charleville-Mézières •the support of artistic creation through the co-production of shows, the hosting of artists in residence, as well as the promotion and distribution of shows

Tour of the old ramparts – Stenay

  • Aug 8, 2017
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Follow in the footsteps of the old fortifications of Stenay between the town and the military citadel. This pleasant historic walk of about 1 hour 15 minutes leads you back in time through the meandering lanes and passages of Stenay.

Ouvrage de la Ferté

  • Oct 6, 2017
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Built from 1935 to 1937, the Fort of La Ferté is part of the mighty Maginot Line. In May 1940 it was to become the theatre of one of the most tragical episodes of the Battle of France. After four days of combat its whole garrison – 107 men – were asphyxiated in the underground... read more

Museum Princerie

  • Jun 14, 2018
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The art gallery and museum (musee d’art et d’histoire) has been housed in a 16th-century house in the heart of the old town since 1932. Its very varied collections give insight into Verdun’s rich history from prehistoric times to the eve of the First World War.

MUDAM museum– Luxembourg

  • Aug 2, 2017
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Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Mudam is the foremost museum dedicated to contemporary art in Luxembourg, and strives to be attentive to every discipline and open to the whole world. Its collection and programme reflect current artistic trends and appreciate the emergence of new artistic practices on a national and international scale.

Battle sites of the Argonne area

  • Sep 30, 2017
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In September 1914 the first combats broke out in the Argonne Forest. This fixed-position war lasted until 1918, with the huge Franco-American offensive launched towards Sedan. It was in the Meuse that the American Army was engaged autonomously in Europe for the first time in its history. American remembrance is strongly present in the Meuse,... read more

Ossuary of Douaumont

  • Jun 6, 2018
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The Ossuary contains the remains of 130,000 unknown soldiers. Visitors see a film entitled, “Verdun des hommes de boue” (Verdun, Men in Mud). The film is shown every half-hour, with commentary available in French, German, English, Dutch, Russian and Chinese. Visitors can access the tower and its museum.

Cycling course 44,3 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 44,3 km course via Malandry, Blagny, Bièvres, Chauvency-St.Hubert.

Nature Reserve Raymond Mayné – Torgny

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Nature Reserve Raymond Mayné Situated north of the village and facing south, the nature reserve stretches on a nearly-six-hectare surface; it belongs to the association “Ardenne et Gaume” and to the district of Rouvroy. It enjoys a warm and dry climate and consists of old quarries, limy lawns and thickets.

The World Centre for Peace (Centre Mondial de la des Libertes et des Droits de l’Homme)

  • Jun 12, 2018
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The World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights (Centre Mondial de la Paix, des Libertes et des Droits de l’Homme) is housed in the luxurious archbishop’s palace in Verdun, described by Saint-Simon in his memoirs, as the most splendid such palace in the whole of France.

Bar-le-Duc

  • Sep 9, 2017
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Bar-le-Duc – A town of artistic, architectural and historic interest. Bar-le-Duc lies midway between Reims and Nancy, 2½ hrs from Paris. It is a “Town of artistic, architectural and historic interest” (Ville d’art et d’histoire) and one of the “most beautiful detours in France” (plus beaux détours de France) surrounded by woodland.

Charmois, castle Mouzay

  • May 10, 2017
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Château Charmois, 1615. This is an outpost of the Lorraine citadels of Stenay and Jametz, and opposite Villefranche, a French citadel that can be seen from the other side of the Meuse. Evidence of a Gallo-Roman presence was discovered under the courtyard of the higher Choteau (burnt wooden structure, presence of tiles).

Marguerre Camp

  • Jun 8, 2018
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The hidden village of Camp Marguerre (1915) in the Gouraincourt Forest gradually comes into view as you approach the signposted footpath. The encampment was at the rear of the German front lines and consists of concrete huts built on the orders of the German Captain, Hans Marguerre.

European honey buzzard

  • Nov 7, 2017
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The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus), also known as the pern or common pern, Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Honey buzzard in the Woods of the North Meuse. The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus), also known as the pern or common pern, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.Despite its English name,... read more

Museum Jules-Bastien Lepage

  • Sep 12, 2017
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(b Damvillers, 1 Nov. 1848; d Paris, 10 Dec. 1884). French painter. Bastien-Lepage was born in the village of Damvillers, Meuse, and spent his childhood there. Bastien’s father grew grapes in a vineyard to support the family. His grandfather also lived in the village; his garden had fruit trees of apple, pear, and peach up... read more

Raccoon

  • Nov 6, 2017
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Procyon (genus) Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Raccoon in the Woods of the North Meuse. Procyon is a genus of nocturnal mammals, comprising three species commonly known as raccoons, in the family Procyonidae. The most familiar species, the common raccoon (P. lotor), is often known simply as “the” raccoon, as the two other raccoon... read more

Orval Abbey

  • Aug 15, 2017
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Orval Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval) is a Cistercian monastery founded in 1132 in the Gaume region of Belgium and is located in Villers-devant-Orval, part of Florenville in the province of Luxembourg. The abbey is well known for its history and spiritual life but also for its local production of the Trappist beer Orval and a... read more

Boat trip on the Meuse river

  • Sep 18, 2017
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Boat trip on the Meuse. Discover the Meuse River in all its beauty. The river that migrates from the source in Pouilly-en-Bassin to the seagate in Rotterdam. In the department of Meuse you can enjoy the unspoilt beauty of this river. From May to September, Meuse Nautic invites you to discover the beauty of the... read more

Cycling cours 26 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 26 km course via Brouennes, Quincy and Bâalon.   Course thanks to the association “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. The “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse” starts every Saturday at 14:00 for a new course from the Tavern of the Beer Museum in Stenay. You... read more

Château Louppy-sur-Loison

  • May 29, 2018
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Build in 1620, for Simon II de Pouilly, Military Governor of Stenay, in his capacity as representative of the Duchy of Lorraine, build on a vantage point over the Loison valley, this is one of the biggest Renaissance castles in the Lorraine region.

Butte de Vauquois

  • Jun 12, 2018
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The village of Vauquois was caught up in mine warfare and razed to the ground in February 1915 during the bitter fighting that totally changed its landscape. Nowadays, people have complete access to the hillside, the Butte de Vauquois overlooking the impressive craters created by explosive charges and the restored trenches on both the French... read more

Fortification museum (Musée de la Fortification)

  • Jun 14, 2018
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Musee de la fortification: The aim of the museum is to highlight the richness, diversity and fascinating features of military architecture in Meuse, from the area’s earliest days to the late 18’h century. There are models of systems of defence, old weaponry, aerial views of fortified sites in Meuse …

Monument a la Victoire (Victory monument)

  • Jun 12, 2018
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This memorial in the town center was inaugurated in 1929 by French President, Gaston Doumergue. From it, there is a breathtaking view of the town. The 73 steps lead up to a hall containing lists of names of the soldiers awarded the Verdun medal.

Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy – sculptor

  • Aug 30, 2017
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Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy (January 6, 1920 – February 8, 2006),a figurative French sculptor, was born “Jean Robert” in Dun-sur-Meuse. His artwork had a distinct style, combining abstract elements with the human figure, often in the écorché style of French anatomists. The American writer John Updike once wrote that he “may be France’s foremost living sculptor, but... read more

Red fox in the Woods – video

  • Nov 8, 2017
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Renard(vulpus vulpus)

Roe deer

  • Nov 8, 2017
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European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Deer in the Woods of the North Meuse. The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the western roe deer, chevreuil, or simply roe deer or roe, is a Eurasian species of deer. The male of the species is sometimes referred to as... read more

Cycling course 26 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 26 km course via Luzy-St.Martin, Inor, Pouilly-sur-Meuse.

wildcat (Felis silvestris)

  • Nov 5, 2017
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The wildcat (Felis silvestris) Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Wildkat in the Woods of the North Meuse. The wildcat (Felis silvestris) is a small cat native to much of Africa, Europe, and Southwest and Central Asia into India, western China, and Mongolia. Because of its wide range it is listed as Least Concern on... read more

the citadel of Montmédy

  • Sep 7, 2017
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The citadel of Montmédy stands on a hill above the town that offers a good view of the surrounding country. The main entrance road winds up the hillside from the town below, although there is also a path that runs directly up from the town. This path is protected on both sides by the walls... read more

Calcareous grassland

  • Oct 2, 2017
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Calcareous grassland (or alkaline grassland) is an ecosystem associated with thin basic soil, such as that on chalk and limestone downland.[1] Plants on calcareous grassland are typically short and hardy, and include grasses and herbs such as clover. Calcareous grassland is an important habitat for insects, particularly butterflies, and is kept at a plagioclimax by... read more

Beer Museum – Stenay

  • May 7, 2017
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Situated between the Chateau de Sedan and the Verdun remembrance sites, the Stenay Beer Museum retraces the history of brewing arts and traditions, from its origins around 12,000 years ago to the present day, with an exhibition space of over 2,500m². The impressive building that is now the Eurpean Beer Museum was a fod store... read more

Arthur Rimbaud Museum

  • Sep 12, 2017
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Charleville-Mézières, a town in northern France opened the Old Mill on the river Meuse to house the collection of its most famous poet, the 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud. The museum combines objects telling the story of Rimbaud’s short life (he only lived to 37) and his literary legacy in one space but also to demonstrate his... read more

Tourist information
  • Sep 2, 2016
  • 979

Moulin le Cygne, quality apartments in the norther France, is glad to greet the guests in the Meuse County and read more

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Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy – sculptor
  • Aug 30, 2017
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Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy (January 6, 1920 – February 8, 2006),a figurative French sculptor, was born "Jean read more

Centre mondial de la Paix - Verdun
The World Centre for Peace (Centre Mondial de la des Libertes et des Droits de l’Homme)
  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 1001

The World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights (Centre Mondial de la Paix, des read more

Musee Barrois - Bar-le-Duc
Museum Barrois in Bar-le-Duc
  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 1085

  Located in the Renaissance district of Bar-le-Due, a "Town of Artistic, Architectural and Historic Interest, read more

Musee de la Biere in Stenay
Beer Museum – Stenay
  • May 7, 2017
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Situated between the Chateau de Sedan and the Verdun remembrance sites, the Stenay Beer Museum read more

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Fort de Vaux

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1181

Fort Vaux, another Sere de Rivieres fort, was one of the main priorities of the German attack, from the very start of the Battle of Verdun. Early in March 1916, the Germans launched a 100-day siege from their position a few hundred meters read more

American cemetery First World War

  • Sep 7, 2017
  • 1230

This 52-heactare (130-acre) cemetery was established on 14 October, 1918, by the US Army on land taken by the 32nd Infantry Division. This land was ceded to the United States in perpetuity by the French Government to establish a permanent, tax-free burial read more

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1244

This monument, which was built by an American, is based on a legend stating that French soldiers were buried alive, standing in their trench during constant shelling. It has remained in popular memory as a symbol of Verdun's battlefield. 55100 DOUAUMONT Unrestricted read more

Fort de Douaumont (The Douaumont Fort)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Fort Douaumont is the mightiest of the forts surrounding Verdun. Captured in a surprise attack four day after the beginning of the Battle of Verdun, it was occupied by the German Army for eight months. They used it as shelter for their read more

Côte 304 and le Mort-Homme

  • Jul 6, 2017
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The heights of Le Mort Homme or Dead Man's Hill (German: Toter Mann) lie within the French municipality of Cumières-le-Mort-Homme around 10 kilometres northwest of the town of Verdun in France. The hill earned tragic notoriety for being the scene of bitter read more

Battle sites of the Argonne area

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 1112

In September 1914 the first combats broke out in the Argonne Forest. This fixed-position war lasted until 1918, with the huge Franco-American offensive launched towards Sedan. It was in the Meuse that the American Army was engaged autonomously in Europe for the first read more

The bus: ligne 14-18 to the battlefields in Verdun

  • Jun 13, 2018
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Visit by yourself Verdun and its Battlefield on board of the bus. It will show you unique and amazing views. With our line ‘‘14-18 Champ de Bataille’’, we drop you off at the foot of the well-known sites. Itinery: download the folder: ligne read more

The World Centre for Peace (Centre Mondial de la des Libertes et des Droits de l’Homme)

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 1001

The World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights (Centre Mondial de la Paix, des Libertes et des Droits de l'Homme) is housed in the luxurious archbishop's palace in Verdun, described by Saint-Simon in his memoirs, as the most splendid such palace read more

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 979

Nine villages located in the "Red Zone" were razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun, swept away in the devastating onslaught. They were Beaumont-¬en-Verdunois, Bezonvaux, Cumieres-le-Mort-Hornme, Douaumont, Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Haumont-pres¬-Samogneux, l.ouvemont-Cote-du-Poivre, Ornes and Vaux-¬devant-Damloup. Only a few traces remain, with the read more

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