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a balneological resort in France, in the department of Vosges, located 60 km south of Nancy at an elevation of 335 m.
Vittel’s climate is mild, warm (with an average annual temperature of 9.8° C), and moderately humid. Summers are sunny and warm, with average July temperatures of 18.7° C. Winters are mild, with average January temperatures of 2° C. Annual precipitation totals 780 mm. Therapeutic remedies include springs of cold, slightly mineralized water of a sulfate-hydrocarbonate-calcium-magnesium type. This water is used for bathing and drinking. There is also mud-pack treatment. Patients with diseases of the kidneys, urinary and excretory tracts, liver, gall bladder, and gastrointestinal tract, as well as those with metabolic disturbances, are treated here. Vittel has a hydropathic clinic, a bathhouse, galleries for drinking water, hotels, boardinghouses, theaters, and sports facilities.
A. D. BORISOV