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Formerly a humble hunting lodge, the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) is the extravagant creation of Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King. Embellished to epitomize royal decadence (the inequality of which tindered the French Revolution), Versailles features 700 rooms replete with frescoed ceilings and carvings, plus the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles), which brim with geometrically designed walkways and fountains. No visit to France is complete without experiencing the grandeur.

The Basics
Visiting every one of the palace's 700 rooms would take days, so a Versailles guided tour that visits the highlights is indisputably the best option. Gold-framed windows let light into the Hall of Mirrors, while priceless antique furniture decorates the King's Grand Chambers. The Royal Chapel features a number of columns, and in the gardens, the Grand Canal dominates while the Musical Fountains dance to classical music.

Lines can be long, often exceeding two hours, so purchase a skip-the-line ticket to spend less time waiting and more time exploring the Versailles Palace and Gardens. Various combo tours include skip-the-line entry at both the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum and a Versailles Palace tour, allowing you to maximize your time in Paris. History buffs should consider a private tour for tailored insight into the residence's history, particularly Marie Antoinette's exile in the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon, while active travelers can tour Versailles by bike to cover more ground in less time. On a full-day tour, fans of Impressionist art can combine Versailles with a visit to Giverny, the village that inspired Claude Monet's water lily paintings.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The palace is incredibly popular—book a skip-the-line ticket to save time.
  • The majority of tours from Paris include hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Select a tour that combines round-trip transport with an audio guide for a self-guided experience.

How to Get to the Palace of Versailles
The palace is set in the small township of Versailles, 13 miles (21 km) outside of Paris, and is easy to reach by train. Catch RER C from Paris to Versailles Rive Gauche station, only a 10-minute walk from the palace. You can also catch the SNCF train from Paris Montparnasse station to Versailles Chantiers or from Paris Saint Lazare to Versailles Rive Droite station.

When to Get There
At night, when the palace lights are illuminated and the sun has set, the gardens' Musical Fountains are at their most magical. Visit the Versailles Gardens on a Saturday evening between June 17 and September 16 to see a particularly special fountain performance crowned with a fireworks display.
Address: Place d'Armes, Versailles, Ile-de-France 78000, France
Hours: Tues–Sun 9am – 6:30pm in summer; 9am – 5:30pm in winter. Gardens and park open daily. Closed Jan 1, Apr 5, May 1, May 24, Nov 1, and Dec 25.
Admission: Varies
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Versailles Day Tour with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

Versailles Day Tour with Fast Entrance Ticket, Audio Guide & Gardens from Paris

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Optimize your visit time with your skip the line ticket to avoid the long queue to access the interior of the palace. Discover, on our own, thanks to audio-guided comments, the fabulous rooms of the palace such as the King's Grand Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors or "the Grande Galerie", the Queen's chamber... After your visit of the Castle, you will access the gardens. From april to October, you will admire the Musical fountains (on Tuesday and Friday) or the Fountains show (every Saturday and Sunday). Versailles is the model of the typical French garden laid out between 1661 and 1700 by le Nôtre who levelled off the land, drained it and landscaped the views, groves, canals, and flowers bed. The gardens are adorned with more than 400 marble, bronze and led statues and fountains by water features.
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  • 8 hours
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Skip the Line: Versailles Audio-Guide Tour with Private Transport

Skip the Line: Versailles Audio-Guide Tour with Private Transport

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Avoid public transport and long queues, and enjoy a hassle-free day trip to Versailles instead, by pre-booking skip-the-line tickets, including round-trip private or small-group transfers from Paris. Enjoy your 6-hour independent visit to the famous palace with the help of an interactive audio guide and see highlights like the King's State Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet. Don’t forget to tour the magnificent gardens and enjoy the musical fountains and gardens show (summer only).
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  • 6 hours
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Versailles Private Half Day Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets from Paris

Versailles Private Half Day Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets from Paris

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The Palace of Versailles and its expansive gardens served French royals for generations, and the magnificent interior apartments draw travelers from around the world. Avoid the crowds at this popular attraction with this private, skip-the-line tour from Paris. Join your personal guide to tour the apartments of Louis XIV and stroll through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Then enjoy time to explore the French-style gardens on your own.
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  • 4 hours
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Full Day Tour on Vintage Sidecar: Best Visit of Paris & Versailles

Full Day Tour on Vintage Sidecar: Best Visit of Paris & Versailles

With so many fantastic attractions just a stone's throw from Paris, no trip to the City of Lights is complete without exploring the greater Paris area. So don't settle for a typical sightseeing tour when you can try this private excursion, where you sightsee outside of Paris, riding on a vintage motorcycle sidecar. Let your guide whisk you to top city sights sights—like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe—and scenic locations near Paris, including Versailles, and Giverny.
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  • 7 hours
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VERSAILLES: Visit the Royal Palace of the Kings of France

VERSAILLES: Visit the Royal Palace of the Kings of France

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Perfect for independent-minded and time-pressed travelers, this flexible, half-day tour of Versailles takes all the hassle out of visiting the UNESCO-listed palace. Don’t worry about finding your own way to the landmark: meet your guide directly at your Paris hotel, and set off in a private vehicle. Upon arrival, skip-the-line tickets will help save you time. Once inside, yexplore the palace and its grounds independently. See the sights at your own pace, and learn more from the companion audio guide. At the tour’s end, return to Paris.
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  • 4 hours
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Versailles, Gardens & Petit Trianon - Priority Access - private tour

Versailles, Gardens & Petit Trianon - Priority Access - private tour

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Enjoy a stress-free way to explore when you book a small-group tour of the Palace of Versailles. Travel with your guide from a Paris train station, or make your own way to Versailles and meet them upon arrival. Once at Versailles, bypass the long lines and head right in (entry own expense). Once inside, tour the UNESCO-listed palace before continuing to its elegant gardens and Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon palace. At tour’s end, travel by taxi to the train station and return to Paris.
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  • 6 hours
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Small Group Versailles Skip-the-Line and Giverny Day Trip from Paris

Small Group Versailles Skip-the-Line and Giverny Day Trip from Paris

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Skip the lines and head straight into two of France's most iconic homes. First, discover Monet's gardens and home. A guide will provide fascinating stories about Monet from outside of the gardens before leaving you to explore the grounds independently. Then, travel to the dazzling Château de Versailles. Follow your guide into the gardens, where you'll hear tales of courtesan life under Louis XIV before exploring the palace interior with an audioguide.  
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  • 9 hours
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7-Day Taste of Central Europe from Paris: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France

7-Day Taste of Central Europe from Paris: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France

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Experience the heart of Europe on a 7-day tour from Paris. Get a taste for Europe's central countries, including Luxembourg, Germany, France, and Belgium as you travel by coach to some of its most spectacular cities. Watch cobblers make wooden shoes in Amsterdam, sip champagne in Reims, visit Napoleon’s tomb in Paris, and much more. Bed down in 3-star hotels on this round-trip multi-day journey, which offers a great introduction to this exciting world region.
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  • 7 days
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Paris Museum Pass and Seine River Cruise Including Delivery to Your Hotel

Paris Museum Pass and Seine River Cruise Including Delivery to Your Hotel

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Savor the world-class art offerings of Paris while avoiding the long entrance queues with the Paris Museum Pass. Choose from a 2-, 4- or 6-day pass, and enjoy unlimited, skip-the-line entry to more than 60 museums and attractions in Paris and surrounds. Also included is a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the famous Seine River. Get a new perspective on riverside landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame while relaxing aboard a specially designed touring boat.
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  • 1 day
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Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport

Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport

The Paris City Pass grants you entry to the best Parisian highlights as well as access to the most important activities. Make the most of your time in Paris and let the Pass take care of the practicalities for you. Pick your favorite sights from the huge selection and visit as many as you like. The Paris City Pass is valid for either 2, 3*, 4, 5* or 6 days. * Note for museum visits: The 3-day-pass includes the Paris Museum Pass for the free visit of over 50 museums for 48 h; the 5-day-pass the free visit for 96 h. Please plan your schedule of visits according. Bonus in 4-day-pass: you can use the public transport for free on an additional 5th day. Enjoy free admission to 60 museums and attractions in Paris, including the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, a boat trip along the Seine, and much more. At some of the attractions you'll be able to spend less time queuing, heading straight for the entrance instead.
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  • 2 hours
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Palace of Versailles by Train : Full-Access Ticket Options

Palace of Versailles by Train : Full-Access Ticket Options

Discover the French's monarchy's most enticing secrets as you tour the magnificent Grand Apartments, the stunning Hall of Mirrors and the manicured gardens. Make your way to central Paris and meet your guide at Versailles. A professional tour guide will make your way through the Palace. Head inside the Palace and you will begin exploring. With just a few flames, the reflection from so many mirrors was enough to light up ✔ Wander into the magnificent Grand Apartments and learn some of the Palace’s most enticing secrets ✔ Visit the stunning Hall of Mirrors - a corridor filled with 357 mirrors that majestically reflect the gardens through arched windows ✔ Roam around the gardens and explore 250 acres of gorgeously landscaped lawns and fountains ✔ Learn about the French monarchy and peek into the private lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette ✔ Optional exclusive audio-guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. ✔ Instant Confirmation ✔ Skip the line and save time
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Discover Paris and its castles from the sky

Discover Paris and its castles from the sky

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Go on an unforgettable adventure and discover the beauty of Paris in the most unique way... from a private plane! You’ll see stunning views of the river Seine, castles around Paris..and many more for you to discover with your pilot! Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the airfield provided, as there are several private airfields around. ++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --> Access a local airfield --> Discuss the flight route together with your pilot --> Pre-flight check --> Up you go, enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! The flight can depart between 9-17h, depending on the availability of the pilot, aircraft, and weather. Please let us know your flexible hours/days upon booking, and make sure that you've been in touch with us beforehand!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Palace of Versailles & Giverny Audio Guide Tour with Pickup and Drop Off

Palace of Versailles & Giverny Audio Guide Tour with Pickup and Drop Off

Combine in one day the visit of the Palace of Versailles and Giverny with the assistance of a driver guide. Lunch in a restaurant on the banks of the Seine. ITINERARY: 08:30 am: Pickup from your hotel for the Chateau de Versailles 10h00-12h30: Visit of the Chateau and Gardens with audio guides 01.30 p.m. -0 2.30 p.m.: Lunch by the Seine 03:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m .: Visit of Giverny 06:00 p.m. / 06:30 p.m .:Dropoff to your hotel
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  • 9 hours
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VIP: Palace of Versailles Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters

VIP: Palace of Versailles Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters

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Tour the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) in royal style on a small-group tour that includes a private visit to the Royal Quarters. These rooms are typically off-limits to the public, but on this exclusive VIP tour see Louis XVI's private library and enter the palace through a reserved door to bypass the lines. Additionally, explore the famous Hall of Mirrors and two of the State Apartments when Versailles first opens, before it gets too crowded.
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  • 8 hours
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$300.71
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Versailles with Minivan

Versailles with Minivan

Enjoy a stress-free way to visit Versailles—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and France’s grandest castle—on this half-day tour from Paris. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times; following pickup at your central hotel, head to the palace via Mercedes minivan, with just a small group for company. You’ll go for an audio-guide tour of its interior, will explore its vast grounds and gardens, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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Many visitors to France make time to visit both the Palace of Versailles and Monet's Impressionist garden at Giverny. This day trip from Paris allows you to do both. First, wander through the lush landscape around the artist’s residence, which served as inspiration for his Nymphéas (Water Lilies) series. After lunch, head to Versailles and visit Louis XIV's lavish royal palace. On particular dates, you see the fountains on display.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Trianon from Paris

Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Trianon from Paris

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Experience the opulence of Versailles and Marie Antoinette’s personal palace, Le Petit Trianon, on a fascinating day tour from Paris. Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of the magnificent Palace of Versailles and see Marie Antoinette’s elaborate fairytale village and residence at the Queen’s Hamlet. Complete your royal tour with a stroll through the labyrinths and fountains of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Versailles Gardens.
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  • 5 hours
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

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Don’t like to waste time waiting in lines? Book this half-day Palace of Versailles tour that includes round-trip train transport from Paris, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio-guide. After reaching Versailles by RER train, an informative guide takes on you a pleasant 2-hour tour of the garden grounds. Then, sail past the queue at the palace and explore its stately rooms at your own pace before returning to Paris via train at a time of your choosing.
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  • 4 hours
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$90.21
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Versailles Full Day with Minivan

Versailles Full Day with Minivan

Journey to the sumptuous surroundings of Versailles without the hassle of renting a car or tackling public transit. This small-group tour transports you directly from Paris to the immense estate that boasts three chateaux, gardens, and parks. You'll learn about the history of Versailles then explore the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the King and Queens’ apartments, and the Hall of Battles with an audioguide.
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  • 8 hours
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Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

Versailles: Food & Palace Bike Tour

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Skip the lines in Versailles. Begin by exploring the scenic town on a bike tour, sample crêpes and wine, stop at a farmer’s market, and enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the canal. Ride through the palace gardens and listen to scandalous stories about the royal family. Bypass the line and enter the Château to tour its ornate staterooms, bedrooms, and Hall of Mirrors with a guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Versailles Guided Tour and Priority Access with Agency Pick up from Paris

Versailles Guided Tour and Priority Access with Agency Pick up from Paris

Enjoy a group tour of the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) with a guide, who provides insight about the history and secrets of the legendary royal residence. This 6-hour or 9 hours tour includes agency pickup and drop-off in Paris by minivan limited to eight people. At the palace, enjoy skip-the-line access, see the State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors with the guide, and explore the expansive gardens & Trianons (full day option only) on your own. Select a Morning or Afternoon or Full day departure time when booking. Depending on the day of your tour, you may also be able to experience the Musical Gardens (Tuesday, Friday 11-12 & 14:30-16:30)or Musical Fountains (Week-End 11-12 & 15:30-17:00), from April to October (only the afternoon tour). Attention : Unadapted to people with disabled access & senior citizen ...( tour with the group max 30 pax).
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Versailles Palace & Gardens Exclusive : Guided Tour (Skip-the-Line Access)

Versailles Palace & Gardens Exclusive : Guided Tour (Skip-the-Line Access)

Travel in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned bus from Paris city center to Versailles, home of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette until the French Revolution in 1789. Your guide will be on board the bus or train and ready to answer any questions you may have. Your guide will help to explore the Versailles. ✔ Gain exclusive skip-the-line access to the palace and explore various intriguing parts of the palace such as the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Apartments, the Coronation Room, and the Royal Gardens designed by the renowned André Le Nôtre. ✔ Learn more about the palace and its history on this tour with an expert guide, available in 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese) ✔ A luxurious, air-conditioned coach will take you to Versailles and back or you can choose to take a train to make the journey back and forth, as per your convenience. ✔ Instant Confirmation ✔ Skip the line and save time
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  • 4 hours
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$239.36
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Kid-Friendly Private Guided Tour of Versailles Palace & Gardens

Kid-Friendly Private Guided Tour of Versailles Palace & Gardens

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Keep the little ones engaged with a private tour of Versailles Palace and Gardens that is designed for kids and adults. Your guide accompanies you from Paris to Versailles by public transportation, then provides skip-the-line admission tickets to facilitate entrance to the palace. Tour the palace with your guide, who shares live commentary along with games for the children. Afterward, linger in the gardens and return independently.
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  • 4 hours
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$347.62
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Exclusive Versailles LGBT Private Tour

Exclusive Versailles LGBT Private Tour

Discover Versailles Palace in a unique way ! Our exclusive LBGT Versailles tour includes an official guide, a private car pick up and skip-the-line entrance to the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Apartments of Mesdames, and the palace gardens. You will learn about French History but also secrets of the Royal Court. Are you wondering if Marie-Antoinette loved women? Do you want to hear all the saucy secrets of the Royal Gardens ? Did you know the brother of King Louis XIVth was gay ? How they defined the gender of the Chevalier d'Eon, the most famous trans of French History ? We'll answer all those questions! Have you seen Versailles TV show? It's even better! This tour is Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans Friendly. This tour is led by a professional guide, from the LGBT community and also a tattoo lover! She can recommend many places in Paris on your way back.
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  • 5 hours
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