Tignes

Travel Guide
Alpes du Nord showing snow and an aircraft
In the heart of the Tarentaise Valley, in the department of Savoie, Tignes is a legendary winter sports resort.

This ski resort caters to all tastes, whether you are a skier, sunseeker, shopping lover or hiking enthusiast. Made up of several villages at various altitudes (Les Brévières at 1,550 m, Tignes 1800 at 1,800 m, Les Boisses at 1,850 m, Le Lavachet at 2,050 m, Le Lac at 2,100 m and Val Claret at 2,150 m), it offers over 300 km of slopes with the highest point being the Grande Motte glacier at an altitude of 3,656 m.

Originally a mountain village, Tignes was destroyed in 1952 during the construction of the Chevril dam. The village was then re-established at a higher altitude to become one of the world's largest ski areas where, along with Val d'Isère, it forms the Espace Killy. The resort hosted three freestyle skiing events during the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Explore the parish church of Saint-Jacques de Tignes, a replica of the original, which was submerged under the dam's waters, the statue of the Dame du lac and the ice cave.

Tignes also has fitness centres, a swimming pool and a bowling alley. In summer, Tignes lake offers water sports. In winter, you can even try ice diving with professionals. If you're a golf-lover, you can boast that you've played on Europe's highest course. There are also several mountain bike and dirt bike tracks. Tignes is on the edge of the Vanoise National Park, where the wildlife and plant life are protected.

To reach Tignes by car, take the RN90 expressway from Albertville, heading for Aime, the Bourg-Saint-Maurice exit off the D902, then the D87. The resort can also be reached by high-speed train, arriving at Bourg-Saint-Maurice station, just under 20 miles away from Tignes. Buses or taxis will take you from the station to the resort. Tignes can also be reached from Lyon-Saint'Exupéry, Geneva and Chambéry-Savoie airports.

Tignes offers reinvigorating breaks all year round!

Hôtel l'Arbina
Hôtel l'Arbina
3 out of 5
73320 Prom. du Tovière, Tignes, Savoie, 73320
The price is £131 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Tignes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a terrace. Popular attractions Tignes Ski Resort and Val-d'Isere Ski Resort are located ...
Hôtel l'Arbina
Le Levanna
Le Levanna
4 out of 5
Rue du Rosset, Tignes, 73320
The price is £145 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Tignes. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Tignes Ski Resort and Val-d'Isere Ski Resort ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (13 reviews)
"Loved our 3 night stay; really helpful reception, incredibly comfy beds and wonderful view. Superb breakfast too; everything you could possibly want to set you up for a day’s skiing. Plus of course the hotel could not be more ski-in ski-out - it’s right on the front du neige. Our only genuine suggestions ..."

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2022

Le Levanna
Hôtel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier
Hôtel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier
5 out of 5
Le Val Claret, Tignes, 73320
The price is £219 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Tignes. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Tignes Ski Resort and Val-d'Isere Ski ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Warm welcome and tasteful rooms
"Junior suite tastefully decorated with nice finishes. Lots of old timbers used sensitively to create an old feel chalet with really modern amenities Big enough to suit a family with bunk beds as well as main bedroom. Large lounge and enormous outdoor terrace with city and mountain view. Staff were ..."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2021

Hôtel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Résidence Club MMV l'Altaviva
Résidence Club MMV l'Altaviva
L'Altaviva, ZAC des Boisses, Tignes, Savoie, 73320
Stay at this ski residence in Tignes. Enjoy free WiFi, a free kids' club and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (54 reviews)
Spacious apartment with a large terrace
"Nice and spacious apartment. Comfortable beds. The kitchen is very well equipped."

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

Résidence Club MMV l'Altaviva
CGH Résidences & Spas Le Nevada
CGH Résidences & Spas Le Nevada
4 out of 5
Val Claret Centre, Tignes, Savoie, 73320
Stay at this 4-star spa residence in Tignes. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the pool and the overall value in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (22 reviews)
"Fantastic value for summer skiing, very nice well-equipped apartment."

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2019

CGH Résidences & Spas Le Nevada
Residence Pierre & Vacances Premium L'Ecrin des Neiges
Residence Pierre & Vacances Premium L'Ecrin des Neiges
4 out of 5
Le Val Claret, Tignes, Savoie, 73320
Stay at this 4-star ski residence in Tignes. Enjoy free WiFi, a free ski shuttle and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (14 reviews)
Exceeded expectations
"Exceeded expectation massively! For the price the apartment was wonderful. We had 8 people staying in 3 bedrooms plus the sofa bed in the lounge and we were expecting it to feel cramped, but the rooms were spacious with separate lounge snd dining areas. Would 100% come back and recommend highly."

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Residence Pierre & Vacances Premium L'Ecrin des Neiges
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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