Activities for Kids in Barcelona: let the fun begins

What to Do in Barcelona When You Have Kids

 

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Hey everyone! Do you wonder what to do with children in Barcelona? Is there any activities for kids in Barcelona that I could plan with my family this summer? If you are the proud parents of some little excited kids eager to get their say in what your schedule will be during your stay in paradise, well we have thought of you families and we want your children to enjoy their vacations as much as you do. Besides, if you’re lucky enough to live in Barcelona it’s even better because you’ll have all the time in the world to do everything. If you’re just on holidays, just pick from the list of activities for kids in Barcelona that we created for you below and have the greatest time in here with your family!

Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Attractions

 

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  • Sagrada Familia

Even though going to church while on vacations might not sound that appealing for your kids, the architectural beauty of this piece of art will blow their minds anyway. Going on a sunny morning is the best moment to enjoy all the colours created by the stained-glass windows and well, who doesn’t like a rainbow? Your kids will love it for sure.

Get your tickets in advance on the website and check out our blog on how to beat the queue at Sagrada Familia

  • Aquarium

Both fun and culturally rewarding, going to the aquarium is one of the best ways to keep your kids busy and entertained during your holidays in Barcelona. Besides, let’s not forget that any activity who allows you and your family to spend some time out of the sun’s reach is a blessing that I greatly encourage. Only warning, I know it’s hot in here during the summer but try not to dive in with the sharks when you go to the Aquarium of Barcelona!

Check out the website right here.

  • Montjuic Castle

Hosting various events such as exhibitions, feasts and even outdoor screenings, the Montjuic Castle is the ideal place to go with your kids to enjoy the beauty of this medieval castle and the atmosphere from a time of knights and princesses. Located on the fabulous Montjuic hill of Barcelona, get the chance to appreciate a wonderful view of the city and a travel back through time.

Have a look to the website and order your tickets in advance.

  • Zoo of Barcelona

Situated in the city centre and more specifically in the heart of the beautiful Ciutadella Park, the zoo is definitely a must in terms of activities to do with kids. If you’re in Barcelona this summer, don’t miss the show “Magic at the Zoo: Unbelievable Animals” by Edouard Juanola that will amaze your whole family!

Order your tickets and check out the latest events at the zoo of Barcelona right here.

  • Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol is located near the Palace next to Plaça d’Espanya. This is one of the best attractions to go when staying in Barcelona and enjoy a great day with your children. It is a typical little Spanish village which gathers buildings made according to each architectural style from all around Spain that offers activities for families and children such as clues games and shows.

Plan your visit on Poble Espanyol’s website.

  • Catalunya en Miniatura

Located 13km outside of Barcelona, in the municipality of Torelles de Llobregat, this amusement park offers you a large range of miniature sculptures to make you discover the wonders of Catalunya. Get to know this amazing region and the art of scale model replica.

Purchase your tickets online on Catalunya en Miniatura’s website.

 

Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Museums

 

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Barcelona is a very cultural city which offers many activities for you and your children to get the chance to learn while having fun! Here’s a list of museums which are either made for kids or extremely kid-friendly. It’s not because your on holidays that you should stop learn people, especially since Barcelona has so many cool museums to go to and have a great time.

 

  • Science Museums

- Museu Blau

- Museum of Ideas & Inventions

- Holographic Museum

 

  • Historical Museums

- Archaeological museum

- Mammoth Museum

- Egyptian Museum

- Maritime Museum

- Museu Etnològic

- Barcelona Museum of History

 

  • Art Museum

- MEAM: European Museum of Modern Art

- Fundació Joan Miro

- MNAC: Museum of Art

- Picasso Museum of Barcelona

- Casa Ametller

 

  • Diverse

- Chocolate Museum

- Wax Museum

- Magic Museum

- Railway Museum of Catalunya

- Barcelona Olympic and Sports Museum

- Frederic Mares Museum

 

For more information on the museums, check out the amazing website of kidsinbarcelona.com which gathers all the activities you can do with your children in the city.

 

Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Fun Stuff

 

 

So, cultural and grown-up activities are cool for your kids to learn but let’s be honest, they will definitely have more fun by doing some outdoor exercises and preferably those who involve water and slides!

 

  • SphereMania

Now that is something seriously funny that I need to try and that I am offering you right now for you to enjoy with your kids. It might look dangerous for some of you but it is very safe and most of all, it looks AMAZING! If you’re into “extreme” sports, just try the Sphere.

Check out the UK website here for further information and the Facebook page of the company’s Barcelona branch right there.

 

  • Bubbleparc

Want to keep in shape while on holidays? Go to the mini amusement park located right in the port of Barcelona where you’ll enjoy a Sci-Fi-like obstacle course to do with your kids and enjoy a good day of exercising.

Check out Bubbleparc’s website to see what it is all about.

 

  • Waterparks

WATERPARKS! I mean no words needed here, right? Actually there is. All of them are located outside of Barcelona and mostly in other cities of the Catalonian coast. The closest waterpark from Barcelona is Illa Fantasia but you’ll still need to plan your trip there by getting a train ticket or renting a car. The fun is worth it guys!

- Waterworld

- Aquadiver water park

- Aquopolis water park

- Aquabrava

- MarineLand

- Aqualeon

- Costa Caribe water park of Port Aventura

- Illa Fantasia

 

  • Beaches

Barcelona has plenty of beaches for you to go and the further you go, the calmer and family friendly the beaches get. Good thing is that even though it’s gonna require a little bit of walking you can get there with the Line 4 of the Metro that get you to all the beaches along the city.

- Barceloneta

- New Icària

- Mar Bella (nudist beach, be careful)

Moreover, the city of Sitges, which is located 30min away from Barcelona and very easily accessible by train, has many beaches that are very cherished by Barcelona’s population and that you should try out if you want to spend your whole day on the beach. Plus, you get to visit the nice city of Sitges.

 

Kids Activities: the Parks

 

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If you’re feeling like going to a park because it is one of the best way to spend time with your kids, Barcelona is a very flourished city and it has many green spaces and great parks.

- Ciutadella Park

- Park Guëll (the outskirt of the park where you don’t risk to break any piece of art. Plus, there is a great view!)

- Jardin de la Maternitat

And so many more! There are squares for kids to play in almost every corner of the city, you’ll find what you’re looking for for sure.

 

Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Adventure

 

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Feeling adventurous? You need to try those amazing activities to do around Barcelona!

 

  • Port Aventura

The famous amusement park is waiting for you! Located near Tarragona (South of Barcelona), you’ll need to plan your trip there but don’t worry the park did it all for you!

Check out the website and how to get there and purchase your tickets.

 

  • Tibidabo Theme Park

Located on one of the highest hills surrounding Barcelona, Tibidabo offers you the best view on the city. There is a beautiful Cathedral for you to visit but most of all there is an amazing amusement park. Just be careful, it is pretty expensive and you’ll need to take the metro, the bus and a funicular railway and your way there but it’s worth it!

Check out the website and how to get there.

 

  • Natupark
  • Activ Natura Adventure Park
  • La Selva de l’Aventura

If you like tree climbing and outdoor activities, check out those three aventure parks and spend the day believing that you and your kids too can be Tarzan. Active Natura Park also offers horse riding and other funny stuff such as archery or laser combat. Yay!

Further information: NatuparkActiv Natura and La Selva de l’Aventura

 

Alright so, I wish you the best moments with your kids and I really hope you all have fun in Barcelona.

See ya!

- Aurélien

 

Djs in Barcelona this july

DJS IN BARCELONA THIS JULY : BE READY FOR A CRAZY MONTH !

Here we are ! It’s july and a crazy month is about to start here in Barcelona ! What you have to know is that every summer a lot of great Djs and artists are coming in Barcelona, and this year the line up is particularly exciting !! So I’m gonna make you a quick agenda to resume where the Djs are going to be in Barcelona this july as well as the places where you need to go this month. I hope you’re ready for this because it might blow your mind !

Wednesday the 1st of july :

Where to go tonight ? Opium ! SANDER VAN DOORN is playing. Buy your tickets on the Opium website before going (it’s cheaper this way) : 25 €. Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

DJs in Barcelona this july

Friday the 3rd of july :

-BAKERMAT is playing at Razzmatazz !! You can buy your tickets online on the Razzmatazz website for 15€ (+taxes) or buy them at the entrance for 17€. Razzmatazz : carrer Pamplona, 88.

-NERVO at the Sutton ! Hurry up if you want to go because the cheapest tickets are already sold-out ! You can now buy tickets from 20€ on the Sutton website. The Sutton Club : Carrer Tuset, 13.

Djs in Barcelona this july

Saturday the 4th of july :

Big night at Razzmatazz because TOVE LO and BLONDIE are playing this night !! You can buy your tickets online for 15€+taxes or at the entrance for 17€. With one ticket you’ll have acces to all the rooms thus to all the Djs ! Razzmatazz : carrer Pamplona, 88.

DJs in Barcelona this july

Wednesday the 8th of july :

KASKADE is playing at Opium !! The tickets are now 25€ on the Opium website but hurry up cause they’ll get more expensive !! Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

Wednesday the 15th of july :

Again at Opium : ALESSO !!!!! Yes Alesso is playing !! You can’t miss that. Of course it’s Alesso so the tickets are a bit more expensive than those for other DJs : it’s 30€ online for now ! Hurry up ! Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

Djs in Barcelona this july

Saturday the 18th of july :

CRAZIEST FESTIVAL EVER! It’s the Barcelona Beach Festival with (among others) : DAVID GUETTA, HARDWELL, AXWELL^INGROSSO and MARTIN GARRIX ! It’s gonna be the craziest day of the year ! It starts at 6.30 pm on Platja de la Pau ! Buy your tickets on the official website !

Djs in Barcelona this july

Wednesday the 22nd of july :

On this wednesday you’ll enjoy the CHOCOLATE PUMA and THE CHAINSMOKERS (yes you know them !! “But first, let me take a selfie!!”) at Opium ! The tickets are sold online for 30€ for both DJs. Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

Thursday the 23rd of july :

-KREWELLA is at Razzmatazz!! It’s 20€+taxes in advance on the website or 25€ at the entrance !!

-WAL SHY FIRE (from MAJOR LAZER) is also at the Razzmatazz but you’ll have to pay separately from Krewella. It’s 17€+taxes in advance on the website or 20€ at the entrance

Razzmatazz : carrer Pamplona, 88.

DJs in Barcelona this july

Friday the 24th of july and saturday the 25th of july :

It’s the Barcelona Rocktonic beach festival ! On friday the 24th are playing : LENNY KRAVITZ, STEVE ANGELLO and KINGS OF LEON (among others…) and on saturday the 25th : AVICII, ROBBIE WILLIAMS and JUANES ! Isn’t that awesome ? The festival is located on Platja del Forum and Parc de la Pau and you can buy your tickets on the Hard Rock Café website.

Djs in Barcelona this july

Wednesday, the 29th of july

Finally, to conclude this crazy month, the big, the huge ARMIN VAN BUUREN is playing at the Opium ! The tickets are a bit expensive, it’s 40€ in advance online but come on… It’s Armin Van Buuren !!! Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

 

 

Well, now you know EVERYTHING about this crazy July ! I have the feeling that you won’t get bored ! Little tip : if you can afford it, take a VIP table in clubs when there are such big DJs because the club will be crowded for sure. I’m talking with experience ! Have fun guys ! If we miss any DJ please let us know we’ll be glad to add it on our blog !

Mathilde

 

Swimming pools in Barcelona

The Best Swimming Pools in Barcelona

Swimming pools in Barcelona

Brace yourselves… Summer is coming! That means a lot of sun, parties and beach sessions! Hold on… let’s rewind.

Beaches are a must during summertime and Barcelona has some really nice ones. But summer in Barcelona means lots and lots of tourists and sometimes we just don’t want to deal with loud and crammed spaces when all we want is to just lay back and relax while making tan.

So today I am giving you, my SuiteLife gang, an alternative. Public swimming pools in Barcelona!

 

Parc de la Creueta del Coll

Not your everyday boring community pool.

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Parc de la Creueta del Coll is not just one of the regular swimming pools in Barcelona. The whole area was initially decided to be used to build flats, however later on it was decided that it would be better to turn it into a recreational space for the neighbors in Gracia. The park consists of ping-pong tables, picnic and children’s play areas and most importantly a big bathing pool. What makes this swimming pool different than others is it’s decor and the nature surrounding it, which makes you feel as if you are on an exotic holiday somewhere in the Caribbean. The water in the pools is relatively shallow which makes it perfect young and old alike to enjoy a refreshing day at Parc de la Creueta del Coll. Admission fees are from 3€ to 6€. Children under 3 years old are let in for free. I know, right?!

 

Piscines Bernat Picornell

This one is for the sport-oriented swimmers.

Swimming pools in Barcelona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piscines Bernat Picornell located on Montjuic hill are three swimming pools created almost solely for competitions and sport’s events. The sport center opened doors in 1970 but it was almost entirely renovated in 1992 for the Olympic games in Barcelona. The Bernat Picornell pools are at the top in the list of swimming pools in Barcelona. The swimming center has three swimming pools in total – one heated indoor pool, one competition pool and one diving pool which is temporarily closed. During summertime, the outdoor competition pool is open for the public, however, occasionally there are movies played as part of the Grec festival by the pool. So you’ll need to call the center beforehand and establish which days the pool will be open. After all, you don’t want to go all the way up to Montjuic and be disappointed at the end, unless you enjoy walking uphill just for the sake of it. Yeah.. me neither.

 

Llac de Can Dragó

‘The lake’

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Llac de Can Dragó is of the best swimming pools in Barcelona. People refer to it as ‘the lake’ because of its enormous surface area - 2.960 m². It is the biggest swimming pool in Barcelona and is part of a sports complex that stretches over 15, 000 m². The water is shallow and the pool’s maximum depth is 1.30m which is perfect you have children or if you just don’t know how  swim :( . The pool has a grassy area surrounding it so pack those sandwiches in the picnic basket and have a great day at Llac de Can Dragó. Oh.. you forgot to pack lunch? No worries, there is a cafe with tables and chair waiting to cater to you.

 

That concludes my blog for this week. I hope you found it helpful if you were wondering where to have a relaxing day to sunbathe away from the noisy beach. If you liked this post feel free to share it with your friends or leave as a sweet comment below. Or both!

 

Weekly joke:

Q: Why do squirrels swim on there back?

A: To keep their nuts dry!

Sincerely,

Chris

 

 

 

Barcelona for students on a budget

Barcelona for students on a budget : all the cheap places you need to know about !

Hello SuiteLifers ! Today we’re gonna talk about what to do in Barcelona for students on a budget. I’m a student. And most of the time, I’m broke like every other student. But by doing some research I found the best tips on where to go, what to do, where to eat in Barcelona for students on a budget. Like for really cheap. Trust me you’ll find that amazing !!!

 

Barcelona for students on a budget

Where to go out?

Well, there are a few bars in Barcelona that are reaaaaally cheap ! You just need to escape from the touristic places in which a mojito will cost you 8€ !

The absolute two best bars in my opinion are : The Lime House and The Rubi. A normal mojito costs 3.5€, a strawberry or raspberry one costs 5€. But trust me the amount of alcohol is consequent !!! Then you can have the famous Gin Tonic (I hope you’ve noticed that it’s the absolute favorite drink of the locals) ! They have around 70 different kinds of Gin Tonic… and it costs 7€. Enough said.

Barcelona for students on a budget

Rubi bar : Carrer dels Banys Vells, 6

The Lime House : Carrer dels Carders, 31

When it comes to clubs, most of them are free until 2 am, you just have to put yourself on a guest list online. Just register on Shaz Guest List and you’re good to go. All of the beach clubs are free until 2 and some others until 1 or 1.30 like Jamboree or Otto Zutts. When you do it right you’ll never have to pay to enter a club (except if there is a special guest DJ).

Where to eat ?

There actually are a lot of places to eat in Barcelona for students on a budget, first of all, you might be interested in checking our blog Free Tapas in Barcelona.

If you’re looking for random food to eat for lunch you might fall in love with “Nostrum”. There are a lot of them all around the city and they make really good food for 1 or 2€ a meal.

Then if you’re looking for real restaurants you might want to go to Tacos Tacos : they have different kind of promotions depending on the day of the week (1€ beer, 1€ tacos etc). It is located on Calle Tamarit, 85.

Barcelona for students on a budget

And if you want to eat pinchos you should definitely go to Lizarran ! Once again, there are plenty of them in Barcelona, and it’s really cheap !!

If you want to brunch in Barcelona for cheap, you should either go to Sor Rita (Carrer de la Mercè, 27), The Benedict (Carrer Gignàs, 23) or To Be (Carrer del Consell de Cent, 90). Those 3 restaurants offer a FREE buffet if you buy drinks for 5€. Isn’t that amazing!?

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The life in Barcelona for students on a budget isn’t all parties and eating out though. You’ll have to think about the everyday life. In terms of groceries you can find cheap supermarkets to do your grocery shopping, or to go to low cost gym clubs.

Actually the cheapest supermarkets of Barcelona are Mercadona and Consum. You’ll find everything you want at the lowest prices possible !

If you’d like to do sport, you can go jogging on the beach or subscribe to one of the lowcost gym clubs in Barcelona (check out our blog to learn more about it).

Barcelona for students on a budget

Don’t forget that if you’re under 25, the metro card for 3 months is only 105€ ! Don’t buy 10 trips cards you’ll spend more money that you need to.

That’s it for today guys, I hope my blog was helpful to all of the broke people in Barcelona like me !! If you have any other tips that you would like us to mention, just let us know in the comment section below!

Mathilde

Events in July-August 2015: What to Do in Barcelona This Summer

Barcelona Events: Make Plans for July-August 2015

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

Hey SuiteLifers! Are you excited for this summer? July and August 2015 in Barcelona are booked with events for you to enjoy your stay in the city and never forget your holidays in Catalonia. Find out below all the stuff we selected for you and we definitely recommend these events. Check it out and don’t miss a thing for July and August 2015 in Barcelona. Plenty of fun to come dear readers!

 

1. The Barefoot Party Boat

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

The Barefoot Party Boat is a huge party happening on a boat where you can drink and chill while listening to music and enjoying the sun. It includes 28 different parties dispatched all through the summer and it already started! It is a bit expensive but let’s face it, partying on a boat in the beautiful city of Barcelona doesn’t happen everyday. Don’t mis your chance!

Location: Coconut Club – Calle Marina, 19-21, Local 14-15, 08005 Barcelona

Frequency: Weekly from Thursday to Sunday

Price: €40

More information: http://barcelonaboatparty.com

 

2. Vida Festival 2015

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

The Vida Festival is for the music fans who likes great live concerts. With headliners such as the bands Primal Scream, The war on Drugs, Andrew Birds or Father John Misty, this festival have plenty to offer for your hears. Don’t miss it and enjoy a perfect evening outside of Barcelona for once.

Location: Vilanova i la Geltrú (near Barcelona)

Dates: From 07.02.2015 to 07.05.2015

Price: €65 for a 4 day ticket including camping

More information: http://www.en.vidafestival.com

 

3. Jardins de Pedralbes Festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

If you want to enjoy a concert in an amazing environment, you should definitely go to the Jardins de Pedralbes Festival. Starting in June and ending in July 2015 in Barcelona, this festival gathers huge music stars such as Jessie J or the Pet Shop Boys (both programmed for June). Located in an auditorium surrounded by beautiful gardens, the concerts are taking place near the Palau Reial (Royal Palace) which is beautiful to see. Check out below the program for the July concerts and book your tickets now!

Location: Jardins Palau Reial Pedralbes – Av. Diagonal, 686 – 08034, Barcelona

Concerts:

  • 07.02 Paul Weller (rock and soul)
  • 07.03 Chic feat. Nile Rodgers (from Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” song)
  • 07.04 Bob Dylan (OMG!)
  • 07.06 Anastasia (diva with an amazing voice)
  • 07.07 Angus and Julia Stone (folk)
  • 07.09 Miguel Proveda (Catalan singer who likes poetry)
  • 07.10 Mika (high-pitched pop singer)

More information: http://www.festivalpedralbes.com/en/

 

4. Matinée Summer Festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

The pool party is on! Join this amazing event where you will drink, swim and dance on electronic music all day. With a list of talented DJs programmed, this 12-hour long pool party is for the clubbers who are not afraid to keep on dancing until it hurts. Starting at 10pm, get ready for an amazing day!

Location: Vilassar de Dalt – Illa Fantasia water park

Date: 07.05

More information: http://matineesummerfestival.com/2015/es/home

 

5. Montjuïc Outdoor Cinema

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

The cinema Sala Montjuïc provides cinema fans every year with an outdoor session of the best movies in the history of cinema. They are all in subtitled original version, depending on where the film comes from. Go enjoy a nice evening on a summer night watching great movies with friends and family. The positive side? You can bring your own food and drinks! Bless outdoor cinemas.

Location: Castell de Montjuïc, more specifically in Fossat de Santa Eulàlia.

Dates: from 07.07 to 08.08

Frequency: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (sometimes on Sundays)

More information: http://salamontjuic.org/info-practica/ (website available only in Catalan)

 

6. Slash concert

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

I know, the legend of rock is coming to Barcelona this July 2015 and it’s just heaven! If you love rock music and are a fan of Guns N’ Roses, you can’t miss this concert. As one of the best guitarist ever, he sure knows how to deliver to his audience and this night sounds very promising! Plus, he is coming with Ciclonautas and Mean Machine. Get ready to Rock’n'roll readers!

Location: Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olimpic 5 – 7, Barcelona

Date: 07.08 at 9pm

More information and ticket booking: http://www.ticketmaster.es/es/entradas-musica/slash-ciclonautas-mean-machine/14216/

 

7. Gracià Street Festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

The neighbourhoods festival in Barcelona is one of the most expected festival of all. The whole streets in Gracià district are closed and massive decorations are installed. The Gracià festival is all about competition between the districts that want to win the prize of being the best decorated, and believe us, they are all about impressing you. It is extremely beautiful and you sure want to go there guys!

Location: all around Gracie district (North part of Barcelona – up Av. Diagonal)

Date: to be set but definitely in August

More information: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/events/gracia-festival/gracia-festival-barcelona.html

 

8. Circuit Festival 2015 – Gay festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

Yes readers, get ready for a week long gay extravaganza in Barcelona this August 2015. Featuring a lot of pre-parties and club parties as well as activities gravitating towards music, arts and sports (basically all the leisure you want), the Circuit Festival is one of the biggest gay festival in Europe. To prove that, the biggest event during this week is the Water Park Day at Illa Fantasia water park where gathers around 8000 participants each year. Don’t miss the beach tournament volleyball either at Mar Bella and the many exhibitions and debates because, yes readers, it is not all about partying, you can also educate yourselves. Can’t wait!

Location: various parts of the Barcelona

Dates: from 08.05 to 08.16

More information: http://www.circuitfestival.net/2015/es/main

 

Alright readers, make your choice and have an amazing summer in Barcelona. We hope to see you at these exciting events, we’ll sure be there!

If you want to have a look to what is going on in Barcelona in May and June 2015, check out our other blogs, it’s still time!

Events in May 2015

Events in June 2015

See you

- Aurélien

 

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