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Plombières (plôNbyĕrˈ) [key] or Plombières-les-Bains –lā-băN, village, Vosges dept., NE France, in the Vosges Mts. It is a fashionable spa, with radioactive springs used since Roman times for medicinal purposes. Housewares and embroidered goods are also made there. Plombières was the scene of a meeting (1858) between Napoleon III and Cavour, which resulted in the cession of Savoy and Nice to France.

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