Right in the heart of the Northern Alps in France, Tignes welcomes tourists in both summer and winter with an amazing array of activities and great night-life for every taste. From MTB downhill trails and freeriding to luxurious spa therapies and golf, one thing is for sure, you will always have something exciting to do, each and every moment of your mountain holiday.
Providing some of the world’s most breath-taking views, Tignes is the ideal place to go paragliding and enjoy stunning scenery and sheer thrills as you circle around the Espace Killy. If that sounds a little too extreme, you can always opt for a spectacular helicopter flight and get panoramic views of the mountains that have become a favourite destination for skiers around the world!
There is a wide range of accommodation across the 5 villages that make up Tignes, from Tignes Les Brevieres down below the dam right up to Tignes Val Claret at 2100m. Chalets and apartments, 4 and 5 star hotels and spas, indoor tennis and sports centre with tanking centre.
In the summer you can also get a taste of the scenic views in Tignes from a different angle and go for white-water rafting, canyoning, or hydro speeding, and head downstream for a guaranteed adrenalin-rush, but equally try out high altitude golf, diving in the lake, the water centre, beach soccer and many more.
For those adventurous enough, the slopes are great not only for skiing and snowboarding aficionados, but also in the summer, once the snow melts away for fans of mountain and bike rides (trails available for both adults and children). Want something even more impressive? Have you ever tried glacier skiing in the summer? A fantastic experience that should definitely be ticked off your bucket list, where else can you ski in the morning and sunbathe, relaxing by the lake in the afternoon? Now, if climbing is your thing, there are plenty of activities you could indulge yourself in, from indoor climbing walls, to the Diable Via Ferrata.
Of course, Tignes is a fantastic ski resort, offering over 300 kilometres of prepared ski runs, which together with Val d’Isere forms the Espace Killy Ski region. There is a fine choice of green to black runs and with the highest ski lift delivering you to over 3400m you’re always sure to find excellent snow.
NIGHTLIFE IN TIGNES
The nights in Tignes are as vivid, loud, and exciting as the days. Lively lounges, beer bars, and nightclubs serving drinks until the early hours is what you can expect while staying in lovely chalets or self-catered apartments. Your après needs will undoubtedly be satisfied at the Drop Zone in Val Claret, serving some of the town’s cheapest beer. If you plan to go there during the happy hour (4 pm- 6 pm) make sure you get there early as it is always packed at that time! With the resort’s biggest terrace, you can get lots of partying while the live bands and DJs rock the place. You can also check your pool and table football skills and, of course, get the best selfies for your social media friends! After 10 p.m., Drop Zone transforms into a nightclub that will take you all the way to the first morning hours!
If you prefer live music, a mix of soul-funk night, and the closest bar to impressive Grande Motte glacier, Le Couloir is where you have to go! There, you will find an extensive selection of cocktails and whisky. And, if you feel like grabbing a bite, tapas are served upstairs and there is a restaurant right downstairs! Finally, for the romantic souls, Val Claret is a log cabin with a cosy and warm, woody interior, complemented by fur rugs and a fireplace, alongside an outdoor fire pit. Definitely a very attractive venue in Tignes, if you want a hot chocolate or a vin chaud!