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Évian-les-Bains (āvyäNˈ-lā-băN) [key] or Évian, town (1993 est. pop. 7,027), Haute-Savoie dept., E France, on Lake Geneva. It is a fashionable spa at the foot of the Alps. Évian-les-Bains's mineral water is bottled and exported to all parts of the world. Liqueur and precision instruments are also produced. A cease-fire agreement between the French government and the provisional government of Algeria was signed at Évian in 1962.

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