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Tignes

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Welcome to Tignes

Tignes is one of the best ski areas to come to for a long, snow-sure season. The main resort on the edge of Le Lac sits at an altitude of 2100m above sea level while the lower villages still boast altitudes of 1550m and 1850m. Above all of this is the Grande Motte Glacier, which rises to a lofty 3450m and is accessible not only during winter but in the summer too. Yes, you can come summer skiing in Tignes.

The old town of Tignes disappeared beneath the waters of the Lac du Chevril when the valley was dammed in 1952. Now the resort is made up of many smaller purpose-built villages at varying altitudes, with Tignes-Le-Lac generally classed as the main one. The entire resort is built around the needs of the skier, so there is never a lift too far from the front door of your accommodation.

With Tignes being one of the more affordable French ski resorts, it has always attracted families and large groups of university students and friends. As such, the nightlife and dining options ensure there is something to suit every taste and budget. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes to welcome you in from the winter cold for lunch, dinner or some of the best après-ski fun in the Alps.

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Find out what's happening in Tignes and how to make the most of your time here. The latest news, reviews, current events and the trendiest restaurants, as well as interviews with leading locals, insider's guides and things to do, see and experience in the region. Plus, during the winter season, our famous snow reports and dump alerts, all in the same place.

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Events

Tignes hosts a wide range of events throughout the year. There is a constant barrage of live music après-ski throughout the winter, as well as the much anticipated Live in Tignes festival each April. In the summer, the resort plays home to some major trail running events, such as the High Trail Vanoise in July and the Tignes Trail in August.

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What to see & do in Tignes

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Apart from the obvious benefits of choosing Tignes as a winter ski destination, you will also find some of the best snowparks in the Alps here which, along with regular live music events throughout the winter, and its affordability, makes it very attractive to a young crowd. In summer, Tignes is a hot destination for ski racers as the glacier allows summer skiing well into late August.

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Above Tignes sits the Grande Motte Glacier, which rises to a lofty 3450m and is accessible not only during winter but in the summer too. This allows summer skiing on the glacier itself and also gives access to magnificent scenery from the open-top cable car in the summer months, with a unique 360​-degree view of one of the most beautiful panoramas of the French Alps.

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Skiing in Tignes

Tignes offers something for every level of rider, with a world-class snowpark, pistes suited to beginners and advanced skiers alike and, for the more adventurous, some of the best off-piste skiing in the French Alps.

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Ski Areas in Tignes

Things to Do in Tignes

Tignes has plenty else to offer for those who do not fancy venturing out onto the slopes. Alternative activities such as bowling, cinema, husky-dog sledging, ice climbing, ice skating, shopping and more are on offer here.

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Sports & Activities in Tignes

Dining in Tignes

As it is fairly typical of a small ski resort, restaurants are mostly Savoyard in style in Tignes, offering mountain Alpine classics such as tartiflette, fondue and raclette. However, there are also plenty of contemporary options.

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Where to Eat in Tignes

Nightlife in Tignes

There are many bars and restaurants in each of the Tignes villages and four nightclubs: two in Val Claret and two in Le Lac, with a 24hr free bus service between Val Claret, Le Lac and Le Lavachet.

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Nightlife in Tignes

Where to Stay in Tignes

Tignes is divided into four parts, each offering a slightly different atmosphere and all linked to the same great ski area. From the lowest elevation to the highest, you have Les Brévières, Tignes 1800, Le Lac and Val Claret.

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Where to Stay in Tignes

How to get to Tignes

The most convenient airport is Chambery, situated 144km away by motorway and then mountain road. From the airport, you have a number of different methods of transport to choose from to get you up to resort.

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How to Get to Tignes