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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!

Top hotels in Tignes

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Résidence Club MMV l'Altaviva
Résidence Club MMV l'Altaviva
L'Altaviva, ZAC des Boisses, Tignes, Savoie

Situated in Tignes, this residence is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tignes Ski Resort, Lac de Tignes and Lagoon Sports Center. Les Arcs and Val-d'Isere Ski Resort ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)

"It was a ski in, ski out property with everything you could want. We thought it was perfect for our family and the staff were exceedingly helpful and kind."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Résidence Club MMV l'Altaviva
Langley Hotel Tignes 2100
Langley Hotel Tignes 2100
Lieu Dit, Tignes le Lac, Tignes, Savoie
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night

Located near the slopes, this Tignes hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lagoon Sports Center and Tignes Ski Resort, and is convenient for winter sports, such ...

4.2/5Very Good! (79 reviews)

"Lovely hotel - very clean, friendly staff and great food! The spa is excellent and worth the extra fee! Spacious rooms. The only few points for improvement would be: 1. A kettle in the room with tea/coffee making facilities 2. Breakfast seems very expensive for €14 each in comparison to other neighbouring ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

Langley Hotel Tignes 2100
Hôtel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier
Hôtel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier
5 out of 5
Le Val Claret, Tignes
The price is £185 per night

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Lac de Tignes and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Tignes Ski Resort. Funival Funicular and Centre Aquasportif ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Fantastic Experience - Would definitely go again!

"Excellent stay at Les Suites - La Maison Bouvier in January 2020. Everything was perfect: service, rooms, comfort, the hammam and sauna are a big plus!!! Unique experience at the one-star restaurant in the hotel. Don't forget to go to their Panoramic Restaurant at the top of the mountain (fantastic!) ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Hôtel Les Suites - Maison Bouvier

Popular places to visit in Tignes

Tignes Ski Resort
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Tignes Ski Resort

4.5/5(44 reviews)

Ski your way through a complex maze of snowy slopes on the Grande Motte glacier at this purpose-built resort.

Top things to do in Tignes

In Sleigh or Horse-Drawn Carriage in the Gran Paradiso Park
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In Sleigh or Horse-Drawn Carriage in the Gran Paradiso Park

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Pre Saint Didier Luxury Evening Spa Entry Ticket
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Pre Saint Didier Luxury Evening Spa Entry Ticket

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Reviews of Tignes


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19 Jan 2020

Excellent skiing and resort. I would recommend this hotel!

5/5 - Excellent

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6 Apr 2019

A beautiful surprise A fantastic advert for France Thankyou for a great week

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