Off-beat, up-beat, cosmopolitan, sporty and innovative, Tignes gives you the unique opportunity to experience the mountains in a different way. Whether you are a big fan of skiing, you prefer holidays with your family, you are fond of authenticity, or you are a party animal, Tignes shows you all it's got to help you choose the area of the french ski resort where you belong !
The birth of a winter sports resort
Already in 1936, Tignes was a pioneer as far as winter sports was concerned and welcomed tourists kitted out with skis on the village’s one and only ski-lift.
After the barrage was constructed in 1952 and the Tignes’ ancient village was engulfed by water, Tignes managed to bounce back and finally settled at 2100 m altitude in the heart of a unique natural 360° arena.
In the 1970’s, the face of Tignes changed once again and in so doing, quickly became the international and mythical french alps ski resort that it is today.
Did you know? Tignes was elected "the Sportiest city" in 2008 by the Edaily sports paper "L'Equipe".
At the bottom of the dam, at an altitude of 1 550 m, come and discover Tignes les Brevieres and its traditional chalets where you can enjoy evenings with a “raclette” or a “fondue” near a fireplace... and during summer, enjoy this unique place.
TIGNES 1800: A REBIRTH FOR THE OLD VILLAGE
Tignes 1800, the new village of the resort at the heart of Tignes & Val d'Isère linked area, opened its doors in December 2013.
Structured around the church, a replica of the one in the former village which has been flooded by the waters of the dam, Tignes 1800 will let you enjoy all the assets of an international resort, added to the tranquility of the village life!
Chalets made of stone and wood, a direct access to the 300 km of slopes of the ski area, thanks to the new state of the art cable car of les Boisses (seating for 8 people), ski in ski out residences, plenty of on-site services to make your stay easier and, on the long-run, an area which will be specially converted for beginners: the new village has been particularly designed for families!
A little culture: Tignes 1800 Church
The parish Church of Saint Jacques de Tignes, built in the 50s, is a replica of the one that was destroyed when the dam was open. It show fine furnishing and baroque-style paintings.
LAVACHET: LOOKING FOR A QUIET PLACE
Want to enjoy skiing during the holidays in the french Alps AND a quiet stay ? You will like Tignes le Lavachet! Nearby the lifts, a few minutes away from Tignes le Lac and Tignes le Lavachet by the free bus shuttle: you can enjoy all the advantages of the resort and the tranquility of the area...
LAC : THE HEART OF THE RESORT
If your favorite holidays feature skiing, getting a nice suntan on a terrace, shopping and relaxing, head to Tignes le Lac. There is always something to do in the resort centre! Skiing during the day, checking your e-mails at the Multimedia Centre in the Maison de Tignes le Lac, shopping for some souvenirs, and a moment just for you at the wellness area of the Lagon...
VAL CLARET: FOR THE PARTY ANIMALS!
You are the party animal type? Discover Tignes by night in Tignes Val Claret! After a whole day on the slopes, and till dawn, try a typical or unusual restaurant and then move your body on the dancefloor. Expect some crazy and cosmopolitan parties!