Renting an apartment is often the best option if you want self-catered accommodation for your winter or summer holiday to Tignes, especially for smaller groups of friends or families.
There are literally hundreds of apartments in Tignes that come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small but functional studios to large properties with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, renting an apartment tends to be cheaper than staying in a catered chalets, so they're a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.
This guide will help you choose the perfect apartment for your holiday.
- Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Tignes
- Catering options & apartment add-ons in Tignes
- Prices for apartment rentals in Tignes
- Luxury apartments in Tignes
- Group apartments in Tignes
- Family apartments in Tignes
- Budget apartments in Tignes
- Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Tignes
- More inspiration...
Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Tignes
When planning your break away to the mountains here are a few things worth thinking about before you decide what to go for.
We recommend you book your apartment accommodation as soon as possible. Apartments usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Book it before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and arrival/departure dates are not always as flexible as travel options.
How long you want to stay
Most apartments in Tignes are rented on a weekly basis only. You’ll find that Saturday to Saturday rentals are most common, but increasingly with the times being as they are, dates can be flexible and some chalet companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.
Plus shorter and longer breaks are becoming more and more popular, so some companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Summer bookings in Tignes are generally much more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you can come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily.
Apartments to rent in Tignes range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday.
Know your wants and needs
There are literally hundreds of apartments on offer in Tignes, some providing simple accommodation at the foot of the slopes and others boasting five-star luxury facilities. Most come with WiFi as standard, but check before you book if it's important, some have ski-to-door access and state-of-the-art boot warmers, some don't, and if you need a large terrace with breathtaking views, a cinema room, designer décor or a pet-friendly property, make sure you book as early as possible.
You'll also find that many high-end companies offer concierge services who’ll take care of everything, from your ski passes to your lessons, your equipment hire, chauffeur services to take you to and from the slopes or drive you around resort, private chefs and spas with massages on demand. You're spoiled for choice in Tignes!
Catering options & apartment add-ons in Tignes
Apartments in Tignes are generally rented out on a self-catered basis. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.
Catering is often top of the list of add-ons and can range from private chefs, welcome packs for your first day, or grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Tignes, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Also, in the post-Covid world, food and drink delivery services are springing up in resorts making flexible self-catering much more of an option. Gone are the days when self-catering meant someone cooking every night of their holiday (however, someone definitely still has to load the dishwasher I'm afraid!)
What else is there?
Accommodation companies offer numerous add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passes, ski lessons, transfers, activities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.
Prices for apartment rentals in Tignes
Apartment rental rates depend on many things:
- facilities and services
- location within the resort
- desired dates
- size of your party
- length of your stay
In general, you can benefit from discounts if you're booking early and outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).
Luxury apartments in Tignes
Millions of euros have been invested in the tasteful development and renovation of former hotels and apartment blocks giving a real boost to the self-catering accommodation market in Tignes without damaging the mountain feel of this magical place. Many of these renovations, as well as some of the new-builds, boast five-star facilities including indoor swimming pools, spa rooms, terraces with mountain views and even private hot tubs.
Where can you find luxury apartments in Tignes?
There are numerous smart, luxurious apartments in Tignes Val Claret, many offering ski-in/ski-out access. Tignes Val Claret is excellently located near the ski lifts, while it's also well-known for its fun and bustling nightlife, with lots of bars, clubs and restaurants.
Group apartments in Tignes
If you’re looking to organise a corporate trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Tignes is a great place to host it. A charming Alpine village with great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Tignes has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.
Where can you find big apartments for groups in Tignes?
When planning a corporate retreat or a trip with a group of friends, being in the middle of the action is usually at the forefront of your requirements list, that's why Tignes Val Claret may be the best option. Perfectly located by the ski runs, with plenty of slopeside accommodation and boasting an array of restaurants, bars and clubs, this is where the main action is at.
Family apartments in Tignes
Tignes is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments. Family holidays tend to have their own unique requirements, and services for families in Tignes can range from providing cots and highchairs to babysitting and childcare services. Depending on what is going to make or break your family holiday, make sure you discuss it with your accommodation provider before you book.
Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Tignes?
Tignes 1800, also known as Tignes Les Boisses, is the quietest of the Tignes' resorts, which makes it perfect for families with young children. Having undergone a massive facelift, it has a few modern buildings offering great apartments at slightly cheaper prices. It's particularly popular with families who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of villages like Le Lac or Val Claret, while still enjoying easy access to the slopes.
Budget apartments in Tignes
There are some great bargains to be had in Tignes when booking your accommodation outside the main hotspots in resort.
How can you save money on your Tignes accommodation?
Apartments in Tignes Le Lavachet are a good option for those on a budget. Not particularly well known for its nightlife, Le Lavachet still has a few lively bars and, if you’re looking for more action, just jump on one of the free buses that run frequent connections to the other resorts in the area.
Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Tignes
Ski-in/ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Tignes. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.
Where can you find ski-in/ski-out apartments in Tignes?
As a purpose-built ski resort, most of the villages in Tignes have been designed with one main goal in mind: to place all the accommodation as close to the pistes as possible. Perhaps the most successful in this regard is Tignes Le Lac, where many of the apartments are situated slopeside, but there is ski-in/ski-out accommodation to be found all around Tignes.
Our Where to Stay guide will help give you an indication of the character and feel of the various different areas that make up Tignes. There are also wonderful chalets available to rent here, take a look at our Chalets page to see what's on offer.