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a health resort in France in the department of Vosges. The climate is mild and moderately damp. Summers are warm (average July temperature, 19°C), and winters are mild and almost without snow (average January temperature, 2°-3°C). The annual precipitation totals 780 mm. The therapeutic remedies include cold low-mineral content springs of the sulfate-bicarbonate-calcium type. The water of the Great Source spring has a chemical composition of
The waters are used for therapeutic drinking and for baths. People suffering from diseases of the kidneys, urinary tract, liver, and gall bladder and from gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders are treated here. Contrexéville has a bath house, a recreation hall, drinking galleries, hotels, boarding houses, and various athletic facilities.