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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 Village Montana
Hôtel Village Montana
4 out of 5
Les Almes, Tignes, Savoie
The price is £143 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Tignes is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lac de Tignes and Tignes Ski Resort, and is convenient for winter sports, ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)
"Отличный отель, удобное расположение, великолепные ужины. Завтрак мог быть поразнообразнее."

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Hôtel Village Montana
CGH Residences  Le Lodge des Neiges
CGH Residences Le Lodge des Neiges
4 out of 5
Tignes 1800, Tignes
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out residence in Tignes is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Tignes Ski Resort and is convenient for winter activities, such as ...
CGH Residences Le Lodge des Neiges
Residence Village Montana
Residence Village Montana
4 out of 5
Les Almes, Tignes, Savoie
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out residence in Tignes is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lac de Tignes and Tignes Ski Resort, and is convenient for winter ...
4.1/5Very Good! (67 reviews)
great location
"Great location, excellent staff. Not as swanky as photos suggest but still a nice place."

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Residence Village Montana
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.
Residence Courmaison
Residence Courmaison
3 out of 5
Route Mont Blanc 26, Palleusieux, Pre-Saint-Didier, AO
The price is £87 per night from 29 Jul to 29 Jul
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Pre-Saint-Didier residence is situated in the mountains, within 2 miles (3 km) of Pre-Saint-Didier Spa and Courmayeur ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Perfect
"Every thing was perfect. The apparent was very spacious and comfortable for a family of 3. The front office staff was very helpful. Even they provided me their shuttle services (during off season) for pickup from bus stop, drop me till sky way, pick me back to hotel and again next day drop me till ..."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Residence Courmaison
Residence Château Royal - self catering
Residence Château Royal - self catering
3 out of 5
Rue Dottor Grappein 52, Cogne, AO
The price is £256 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in the historical district, this slopeside Cogne residence offers ski-in/ski-out access within 2 miles (3 km) of Gran Paradiso Cable Car, Paradisia Alpine ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Two nights turned into four in beautiful Cogne
"Cogne is simply beautiful. Small enough to be charming, big enough to stay busy and entertained. The Chateau Royal was a great home base. Centrally located, comfortable and we'll equipped. We originally booked two nights but added two more as it was such a great village with so much to do. We hiked, ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2019

Residence Château Royal - self catering
Seconda stella a destra
Seconda stella a destra
Frazione Bonne 27, Valgrisenche, Valle d'Aosta
The price is £87 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Parc Animalier d'Introd, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Sarre Royal Castle and Gran ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"We loved our short stay in Seconda stella a destra. We got a little lost trying to find it and they were super helpful coming to find us and get us where we needed to be. The unit was clean and adequate. We were disappointed about needing to pay a heavy cleaning fee that was not spelled out on hotels.com ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2019

Seconda stella a destra
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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