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Sunny 'maison bourgeoise' just 7km from the heart of Annecy & its lake shores

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Character home with stunning views & sunny gardens in a pretty village nr Annecy

Near beautiful Lake Annecy, this sunny 'maison bourgeoise annecienne' (a traditional 1920s style country house) is a treat all year round. In winter you're spoilt with excellent, typically Savoyard family ski resorts (La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand) nearby and Chamonix Mont Blanc or chic Megève an hour away. In summer, swim in pure lake waters, hike or cycle: this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, its colours glorious in spring and autumn. Watch horses grazing and sunsets over Annecy, with panoramic alpine vistas, through huge windows in the lounge-dining room. An archway leads to the well-equipped kitchen, where you'll be able to prepare delicious Savoyard specialities with the fresh local ingredients. Up the old oak staircase find stylish family bedrooms; the master with a great arched window for the views! Both have double and single beds, just ask if you need us to add a cot as well. Downstairs, there's a garden-facing double/twin, with WC opposite, ideal for older relatives and you'll find further sleeping options on double sofa beds in the lounge and on the lower ground floor.

The feel is comfortable, spacious and homely, with good beds, crisp linen, attractive rustic and hand painted furniture. Outside a winding pathway leads to a dining terrace and barbecue in a gorgeous three level garden, then up to an enchanting woodland aperitif spot, with babbling brook below. Perfect for lazing in a deckchair or hammock!

In summer, after a day out enjoying some of the multitude of activities this exceptional location has to offer, there is nothing better than to relax in the large secluded, leafy gardens, or to sip an aperitif with a mountain panorama and Annecy twinkling in the background, before dining 'al fresco' on the rear terrace.

La Maison de Proméry has received a four star rating from the Haute-Savoie tourist board and been inspected and recommended as a 'special place to stay' in Annecy by the UK guide Alastair Sawday and by France's well respected 'Clévacances'. Sue, the British owner, will go out of her way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and to share local knowledge on the best walks, beaches, restaurants, sights and events.

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Sue Penrose
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Sue Penrose

We're a British family with a love of France, who settled over ten years ago in what's undoubtedly its most stunning region. We moved to Germany four years ago for professional reasons, but still pop back when we can, to see our friends in this wonderfully welcoming village, a stone's throw from beautiful Lake Annecy.

Sue Penrose purchased this house in 2002

Why Sue Penrose chose Annecy - Lake Annecy area

We've lived in several areas of France, but the Haute-Savoie has it all - summer, winter, spring and autumn! We fell in love with this 'maison bourgeoise annecienne' and set about renovating it in 2002. We particularly liked the architectural style of these houses built for the wealthy merchants of Annecy in the 1920s and 1930s, who wanted country retreats close to the town centre. The houses were built in locations where the merchants could enjoy the best views of the mountains and have larger gardens than would have been possible in the centre. With views and relaxation in mind, the house was designed with huge windows in the living room and master bedroom, facing southwards to the Alps and a sunny private garden, with plenty of shady spots to doze off in on hot summer afternoons. Restoring this 1930s country home gave us the opportunity to think how to combine authenticity with eco-friendliness. The wooden features are originals, the heating is by an energy saving heat pump and the original well and sloping terrain are part of an underground rainwater recuperation system, used to water the gardens, flush toilets and for the washing machine. We believe you can retain old fashioned charm and be environmentally friendly too! We received great help & support in this renovation project from our neighbours in the village, so named our home 'La Maison de Proméry'.

What makes this house unique

We love the stunning alpine views from this sunny house. It's in a quiet, friendly village just 15 mins (7km) from Annecy's magical lakeside town center & beaches. It's a great place for families and friends to get together and make the most of every season, skiing, swimming, hiking, or cycling by day, then coming home to relax in the cosy lounge or in the garden. Some of our best evenings have been spent watching the sunset over Annecy from the terrace or wooded aperitif spot, then barbecuing in the late evening sun. If you don't want to cook, we can recommend the high quality, but affordable gourmet restaurant Le Clos du Chateau within a 5-minute stroll from the house. The restaurant closes during Christmas-New Year and part of August.

These are our favourite things about the area that has become home:

• Lake Annecy – the purest lake in Europe: crystal clear waters in a picture postcard setting - for swimming; sailing and water sports galore. You can walk, skate or cycle on designated paths around its shores

• Annecy “Vieille Ville”- wander enchanting medieval streets, laced with canals & lined with lovely restaurants, scenic terraces & dreamy cafés, to see why Annecy has become “the Venice of the Alps”

• The Northern Alps – some of the best, most varied skiing in Europe, from traditional village resorts to challenging summits – all within easy reach. Great also for hiking!

• The nearby Bauges, Aravis & Semnoz mountains – protected beauty spots for nature lovers; walks with breathtaking views of Mont Blanc; delightful flora & fauna & farms to visit, with delicious cheeses.

There are sporting and cultural highlights throughout the year, but be sure to book well in advance. We still have availability in 2015 for:

• International Animation Film Festival (15-20 Jun); “Return from the Alpine Pastures” (10 Oct) 'Noel des Alpes' Christmas programme (throughout December).


Pringy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Additional cleaning charges of €40 per hour may apply if the house is not left in an acceptably clean and tidy condition (see rental agreement)
  • Additional charges may apply if the check out time is not respected, including the cost of alternative accommodation for subsequent guests if needed.
  • All doors must be locked & windows fastened whenever you leave the property & accessible downstairs shutters must be closed if you go out for the day
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , outdoor shower
    Upstairs WC & washroom - toilet , WC, wash basin, vanity mirror and storage
    Ground Floor WC & washroom - toilet , Convenient for guests wanting to access a WC without stairs
    En-Suite Shower in Basement - shower , A large shower room with "Rainmaker" shower & massaging jets
  • There is one full bathroom with a separate WC on the first floor and a second shower room with wash basin in the studio on the lower ground floor. For guests with reduced mobility, please note that the bathrooms for showering and bathing are only accessible via stairs, but there is a WC and washing facilities on the ground floor, opposite the bedroom and easy to access from the living areas.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Triple/Family Garden Facing Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , New mattresses of UK quality & sizes. Option for travel cot
    Bedroom area within cosy private studio in basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfy brand new double futon with en-suite shower & laundry
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Leather sleep sofa for extra guests (not incl. in capacity)
    Master Triple/Quadruple room with mountain views - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , New mattresses of UK quality & sizes + opt. for travel cot
    Ground floor Garden Facing Double/twin - 2 twin/ single , Large UK quality twin beds can be zipped to make a SuperKing
  • - Master bedroom, sun-filled with stunning views & 3 built in Savoyard pine wardrobes. A large triple room sleeping 3 adults, or family room with extra travel cot & child's floor mattress. - Second triple/family room, with exposed beams & hand-painted furniture. Fits the cot/child mattress. Garden-facing, so extremely quiet. - Ground floor garden-facing bedroom, good for older children, couples, grandparents (WC/washroom on the same floor, so no need to use the stairs during the night). - Newly renovated lower ground floor studio, great for teens who like a bit of independence. Cool in summer, well heated in winter, with windows for fresh air & built in pine cupboards throughout. A curtain divides the sleeping area from the laundry, summer kitchen & shower section. - Extra sleeping for 2 in the lounge, not included in the max. occupancy The highest quality British standard mattresses, duvets, crisp linen & fresh mountain air are all you'll need for a perfect night's sleep!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Sunny 'maison bourgeoise' just 7km from the heart of Annecy & its lake shores
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Our holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we saw a picture of the house we knew it was for us and we were not disappointed. The lovely Housekeeper was there to welcome us when we arrived and the moment we entered the house we wanted to own it. The place was absolutely spotless, well equipped, well cared for and beautifully furnished. A lot of thought had gone into providing for all our needs and was more than large enough for our family of 8.

The location was perfect, a friendly little French village overlooking Annecy and and mountains beyond. The views were spectacular. The village has a little shop two minutes away where we bought our bread and croissants each morning and an excellent restaurant Le CLos du Chateau where we dined on our last night.

Our family is energetic and from day one it was all systems go. Swimming and pedloing in the lake, luging in the mountains, zip wiring, running and cycling. For me just reading a book on the terrace looking at the view, sauntering around Old Annecy and lunching in one of the many little restaurants or sitting by the lake was my idea of heaven. There is also lots to do too if the weather is dull or rainy.

It was an amazing holiday and catered for everyone from 8 to 70. The accommodation was the best we have ever had and my thanks go to the owner for making the booking process so easy and giving us the opportunity to stay in her wonderful home. Must not forget to mention the lovely housekeeper who was always available if we needed help and kept us in beautifully laundered linen.

Must return as the family missed out on the parapenting. There are so many things to do in the Savoie area both summer and winter. One visit isn't enough. I have been coming to the area over a period of 25 Years but this holiday was really special sharing it with the whole family.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m delighted that you were able to bring all of your family together at our house and that it really felt like home. These are indeed special times and I'm so glad you have lots of fond memories of your holiday to treasure. It's great that you all found plenty of exhilerating activities (that's what the Haute Savoie is all about) but could relax and enjoy the views as well. The parapenting will still be there for your return visit and we shall really look forward to welcoming you back!
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An Outstanding Property in a Convenient Location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a large, very roomy, nicely restored, slightly pleasantly quirky house on three levels, that serves equally well for couples like us who like the extra space, or larger groups. It is in good condition throughout, very well equipped, with the equivalent of two bathrooms, albeit a bit distributed, and has magnificent mountain views from the main front rooms. It is located in a pleasant small village, about 2 kms from the small town of Pringy that has most of the facilities needed for a holiday, including a couple of good restaurants, and has off-road parking for at least two cars, maybe three at a push! All the main tourist centres,

Lake Annecy, Mont Blanc, Grenoble, etc., are easily reachable for day trips by car. Would we stay here again, definitely!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that our house worked well for you as the base for the alpine section of your European tour and that you were comfortable there. It was nice to have been able to exchange lots of emails before your stay, so I feel I know you both, even though we didn't actually meet. I hope you will indeed be able to make another trip, despite Australia being so far from Annecy and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Great stay at La Maison de Promery

  • 4 of 5

In the first week of May I stayed with my wife, 3 daughters and 2 sons in law at La Maison de Promery at only 7 Km from Annecy. We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable house. There is a big living, a great master bedroom and a really nice garden were you can last but not least the sunning was shining, the cloud was blue so we could enjoy outdoor. A have told my friends about our stay and recommitted La Maison de Promery.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and for recommending La Maison de Promery to your friends. It was great that you had such a sunny week in April and were able to make the most of the garden. I very much look forward to welcoming you or your friends in the future.
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Très chouette week-end à Promery

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes venus à 10 adultes et nous avons été enchantés par notre week-end dans la maison de Proméry. C'est un véritable havre de paix avec une jolie vue sur la montagne quand le temps est dégagé.

Nous avons pu profiter également du beau temps pour faire un barbecue et buller dans le jardin.

Nous remercions Susan, notre interlocutrice avec qui les échanges ont toujours été rapides et efficaces.

Nous reviendrons avec plaisir.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre appréciation. Je suis ravie que vous ayez passé un séjour agréable et étiez tous confortables dans notre maison. Vous seriez toujours les bienvenus pour un futur séjour!
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fantastische Aussicht vor den Toren Annecys

  • 5 of 5

Wir (5 Kinder, 5 Erwachsene) haben unseren Aufenthalt in diesem stilvoll eingerichteten Haus sehr genossen. Das Haus verfügt für 10 Personen über ausreichend Platz und hat einen schönen Garten, der an eine Art kleine 'Schlucht' grenzt, an deren Bach die Kinder gerne gespielt haben.

Die Altstadt von Annecy ist mit dem Auto in 10 Minuten zu erreichen. ebenso sehr nah ist das Gewerbegebiet Epagny, in der vom Hypermarché bis zum bekannten französichen Sportgeschäft alles zu haben ist.

Besonders dankbar waren wir aber auch besonders über die sehr hilfreichen Informationen von der Vermieterin, per Mail und telefonisch im Voraus!

Stets war sie bemüht, uns unseren Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu machen. Selbst am 31.12 wurde noch organisiert, dass uns die französische Haushälterin den Grill für unser Silvestergrillen bereitstellte.

Sehr nett und außerordentlich bemüht! Vielen Dank!

Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Ulrike, es freut mich sehr dass der Aufenthalt dir und deiner Familie so viel spaß bereitet hat. Gerne erwarten wir euch bald wieder, bis dahin alles Gute!
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a really great house & location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Feb 2014's half-term. This house and location has sparked what is going to be a long-term affair with Annecy and its surrounds. Semnoz was a great small ski resort which the girls learn to ski on. The house was very comfortable and our hostess was very accommodating. Thanks for the use of your house.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palais de l'Isle
Marché de la vieille ville
Le Clos du Château
Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Le Bar du Chateau
Nearest Ferry
838 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
9 hole Golf du Belvedere (18 hole courses-30mins)
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A41 Exit 17 Annecy North (Pringy)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Le Clos du Chateau, well priced gourmet restaurant
Nearest Ski
33 Kilometres
La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand. Le Semnoz is closer
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Albigny - Central Annecy
Car: recommended

On the edge of Annecy's historical town, known as 'the Venice of the Alps', La Maison de Proméry's peaceful village location offers the best of both worlds: a picturesque rural hamlet, with great access roads to the old town and lake beaches just 15 mins (7km) away and the A41 motorway (2km), linking you quickly to Geneva International Airport and Exhibition Centre (30 mins) to some of the best ski areas in Europe and all the breath-taking beauty spots of the Haute Savoie region.


The Haute Savoie area of the Rhone Alps region is one of exceptional beauty, delighting holidaymakers in both summer & winter.

The winter snows provide some of the best skiing and winter sports opportunities in Europe. In spring and summer the mountains & lakes offer the widest range of activities from restful beaches in stunning settings to active holidays cycling, mountaineering or taking to the air or water. Visit spectacular gorges (les Gorges du Fier), traditional alpine villages like Megève, or the medieval castles of Annecy, Menthon & Montrottier. Hike in the nearby Semnoz or Arravis mountains or around the majestic Mont Blanc, trip over to Italy or Switzerland, enjoy the local markets, music festivals and traditions, the opportunities are endless!


There are countless ways to enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty: on the 32km of cycle paths along the water's edge; wind surfing, sailing, water skiing, canoeing, or simply taking a dip in the crystal clear waters; paragliding or hang gliding in breathtaking scenery; climbing, hiking or gently rambling in these majestic mountains.

Children will love the beaches, with splash pools, slides, rides, crazy golf & more, or visiting some of the alpine farms which produce the delicious cheeses of the area. Adventure seekers can swing through the trees high above the lake, enjoy horse riding or mountain biking, summer tobogganing or mini karting. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the excellent courses in the area & anglers can try out their skills along the shores. There really is something for everybody!

From the first snows the Annecy area becomes a perfect base for a varied winter holiday. Save on the hefty accommodation costs in the ski resorts and take advantage of the opportunity to discover different ski areas every day. Go wherever the mood takes you, or follow the best snow & weather conditions! The nearest traditional resorts of La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand are only 33 km away & the vast ski areas of the Northern Alps, Grand Massif, Chamonix, Les Portes du Mont Blanc can be reached within the hour. It's a great opportunity to try out a variety of winter sports, from downhill or nordic skiing to snow kitting or snow shoeing! For beginners the nearby Semnoz resort (20 mins from Annecy) is the most economical place to learn, enabling you to combine skiing or snowboarding lessons with other activities.

Besides its exceptional opportunities for lake and mountain pursuits, Annecy offers visitors so much more: an enchanting medieval town centre, with arcade streets laced with canals & lined with restaurants and dreamy cafés, bustling markets and boutiques to browse. Lovers of “haute cuisine” will not be disappointed! The idyllic settings around Lake Annecy have attracted some of France’s best chefs.

Throughout the year visitors are treated to Annecy's local traditions & festivals, the ultimate being its Lake Festival (1st Sat in August), an extravaganza of music and fireworks. Book now for 2017! "Les Grandes Médievales d'Andilly" - two unmissable spring weekends of fun for all the family, packed with medieval shows & festivities, is just 15 mins drive from Promery. Other highlights include: Annecy's superb International Animation Film Festival mid June; summer Pyroconcerts in the Talloires Bay and a traditional Savoyard celebration you can still book the house for this year - the 'Return from the Alpine Pastures' on Sat. 8th October. Colourfully decorated animals are brought down through the town centre, where of course you'll find delicious cheeses, wines & other local produce & crafts. Annecy's program for the festive season starts early December, with Christmas markets and concerts which continue to delight until the New Year. For the little ones a trip to Santa's house and workshop in nearby Andilly is a must!

If you enjoy endurance sports, the annual Lake Annecy swim mid August , lakeside Marathon, Triathlon or Red Bull Event (17 Sept- still available) may be just the challenges for you!

Ask Sue about other sporting events to coincide with your stay.


An ideal base from which to explore Annecy and the region, Proméry village is also close to great value shopping centres and traditional local shops, including a farm shop, organic food store and premium butchers. Within a 5 minute stroll you'll find fresh bread and croissants for breakfast and a 'Michelin' recommended gourmet restaurant "Le Clos du Chateau"


Rates & Availability

Pringy House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter-Spring Season 2017
Jan 25 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Summer - High Season 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Autumn Season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Christmas - New Year 2018
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $162.73
Refundable damage deposit $1,084.9

The rental rate includes the provision of high quality bedding, household linen, towels, all utilities usage, unlimited wifi for high speed Internet access and national telephone calls. A daily additional guest fee of €3,50 is added to the rental rate for the period to cover laundry costs and cleaning at the end of your stay is charged at 150€, provided that the house is left in an acceptably clean condition. Should this not be the case additional cleaning costs may be charged against the damages deposit. When applicable, the Annecy city tax will be calculated on a nightly basis according to the number and age of the guests and charged separately. The damages deposit is €1000, fully refundable when you leave.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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