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About the Resort
The village side and the resort side of Tignes

You’ll see the Savoyard resort of Tignes, made up several villages and hamlets:

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At 1550 m: the traditional village of Les Brevieres: wood, stone, lauze roofs, chalets and a baroque church make up this inviting ski-in, ski-out resort offering peace, quiet and cosy comfort

At 1850 m: Tignes les Boisses is at the same altitude as the famous Chevril dam. Its church is an exact copy of the one that disappeared underwater along with the village in 1952.. Tignes le Lac and Tignes Val Claret

At 2100 m: The functional resort side of Tignes, constantly on the lookout for the latest trends and new snowsports.

Latest Tignes News »

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Tignes’ impressive vital statistics

The espace Killy in figures
• 300 km of pistes
• 10 000 ha of pistes
• 1 900 m of vertical drop from 3456 m on the Grande Motte Glacier to 1550 m at Tignes les Brevieres
• 2 glaciers

La Grande Motte in Tignes and Le Pissaillasin Val d’Isere
• 153 pistes
• 26 blacks, 43 reds, 61 blues and 23 greens
• 635 snowmakers (a total investment of around €10 million)
• 90 ski lifts
• 2 funiculars, 4 cable cars, 4 gondolas, 20 detachable chairlifts, 25 standard chairlifts and 35 ski tows
• the SPOT Zone and 2 snowparks
• 55 ski patrol staff and explosive handlers
• 23 piste groomer drivers
• 300 ski lift operators and employees

A top facility for top athletes
In the last few years Tignes has built up a reputation for hosting top athletes who come to 2100 m for altitude training: the French national football squad, Olympique Lyonnais, AJ Auxerre, Lille LOSC, Athletico Bilbao, the national ski and snowboard teams, the European beach soccer teams and others too...

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Eat Tignes
Tignes is split into 3 main areas (Le Lac, Le Lavachet and Val Claret) - so this list is split into each area separately for restaurants
Bagus Cafe (Le Lac)
The Bagus Cafe to be discovered or rediscovered. Come and savour a varied menu with exotic and local flavours. Choose a selection of simple and original carefully prepared dishes.
Dishes range from the exotic to the local staples. Pizzas to take away.
Some examples from the menu :
-Chicken satay with vermicelli
-Bangkok soup
-Roast cod
Musical evening once a week.
(Le Lac - 04 79 06 49 75)
Alpaka Lodge (Le Lac)
You can find here an international cooking.
We definitely recommend the Sunday night roast menu.
Large wine selection
( Le Lac Rosset – 04 79 06 45 30)
Clin d’Oeil (Le Lac)
With an ever changing menu that offers some of the best combinations of French cuisine and choices from the local vineyards, this restaurant is a must.
Some examples from the menu :
-Pan fried scallops, crunchy potato with shavings of foie gras, infusion of tomato with vinegar.
-Leg of guineau fowl stuffed with scampi, cylinder of vegetables with wild herbs, Armagnac gravy
-Fruit kebab on vanilla pod, bread pudding sprinkled with spicy banane sauce.

Dishes to take away
Menu prices: ?23 for a full three course meal / ?17 for 2 course / ?10 for one course.
(Le Lac Rosset – 04 79 06 59 10)

L’Armoise (Le Lac)
Fred proposes to you different menus.
Starters with salads, assortment of cold cooked meats, flaky pastry of snails,...
Fish and meat dishes. Salmon, scampi, beef fillet with cep mushrooms. Lamb's chops, duck fillet,...
Savoy specialities : « Raclette - Fondue savoyarde – Tartiflette - Rebloche – Brazerade” - Hot stone - Meat fondue
Pizzas to take away.
Home-made desserts : Upside down apple tart. Cristy of bilberries. Frozen souffle with Genepi
(Val Claret 04 79 06 52 97)
L’Arbina (Le Lac)
Henri and his family will give you a warm welcome to their hotel and two restaurants with south facing terraces and will fulfil all your wishes.

First floor : A pleasant dining room with fresh fish, oysters, foie gras, braised meats and an enticing choice of desserts make this a well known eating-place in the Espace Killy

Lunchtime : Facing the Toviere aeroski on the south- facing terrace Fixed Menu 22 to 27 €
Evenings : After a good day take the time to choose from the menu and be tempted by
LOBSTER Menu :
- Fresh cream of lobster
- Salad of claw with truffle dressing
- Lobster roasted with vegetables
- Home made ice creams and desserts.

Pat's wine cellar - selected by the owner who will be pleased to advise you and a wide choice of wines sold by the glass. By order : Theme menus – Seafood.
(Le Lac Rosset - 04 79 06 46 83)

Downstairs : Large sunny terrace at the foot of the slopes facing aeroski
Lunchtime : A real brasserie service on a southfacing terrace. Service inside as well.
Evening : Come into these friendly savoy style surroundings
Cheap Savoyarde food and pizzas but also Gaufres, Patisseries...Waffles, pastries...
(Le Lac Rosset - 04 79 06 46 83)

L’Escale Blanche (Le Lac)
Panoramic view of the Grande-Motte
Some examples from the menu:
-Hot and cold starters (snails ...) -Home-made soups -Meat dishes -Fish dishes -Pasta dishes –Omelets - Home-made desserts (Tiramisu, cream, tarts, ice cream, pancakes...)

SPECIALITIES
- Tartichevre – Tartiflette - 3 cheeses fondue - Cep mushrooms fondue - Raclette a la roue - Meat fondue - 3 meats cooked on hot stone

New: Large wine's list by glass

Take Away
(Le Lac Rosset - 04 79 06 45 50)

Le Brasero (Le Lavachet)
At the foot of the ski-run "les Digues"
South facing terrace... Ski to the door !!

GUINNESS & RACLETTE
Le Brasero transformed itself in 2006, with a contemporary menu that touches base around the world whilst still maintaining its regional specialities. Every night sees a different set menu with all the best that the chefs have to offer. A combination of French and English cultures means you can have it all from Raclette to Guinness ! A warm welcome is assured at Le Brasero, whether you are dining or relaxing in the cool lounge bar.
(Le Lavachet – 04 79 06 30 60)

TC’s Bar(Le Lavachet)
TC’s Bar – Big dinners like mum used to make, English Breakfasts (at the weekend) and various platters.
(Le Lavachet – 04 79 06 46 46)
Le Grenier (Le Lavachet)
Since 1976, Louis ski-instructor Christine and their staff welcome you with pleasure and propose their mountain specialities, menus.

Some examples from the menu :
-Meat cooked on hot stone
-Fondue aux 3 fromages (3 cheeses)
-Scampi in an aniseed sauce
-Veal's escalope in a savoy sauce
-Salmon and leeks fondue
(Le Lavachet 04 79 06 37 79)

La ferme des trois capucines (Le Lavachet)
Southfacing terrace
Welcome to an authentic dairy farm where the produce has been highly appreciated (Alpine Beaufort, Savoie tomme, yoghurt, cream cheese). The only restaurant in the resort where you can watch the animals while comfortably installed near a large fireplace. You will enjoy this scene of regional identity.
ex Suggestions : Pan fried foie gras, rib of beef, snails,...
Suggestions and a menu evolued each week around produce in season and the chief's ideas.
(Le Lavachet - 04 79 06 35 10)
LA FROMAGERIE (Le Lavachet)
Dairy : Come in by the side door - Open every day from 9.30 am to 12.30 am and 5 pm to 7.30 pm. Regional produce made and sold.

For sale :
- Goat's cheese - Blue cheese – Reblochon – Jam - Wines - Genepy

Made on the spot :
- Beaufort d'alpage - Tomme de Tignes - Farmhouse yoghurt - Cream cheese – Serac - Raclette cheese - Milk jam

Le Caveau (Val Claret)
Every evening the dynamic staff will welcome you for a candlelight dinner in the wood and stone surroundings of
Le CAVEAU. An inventive menu which will seduce you with it's colours and flavours. Great atmosphere and cooking late into the night. Not to be ignored.

Some examples from the menu :
-Turbot with mushrooms,thin slice of foie gras, chicken flavoured sauce with Argan oil
-Fricassee of frogs' legs and Burgundy snails,made from grandma Lucienne's recipe with mushrooms bacon bits,dried tomatoes and cream.
-Roast lamb chops and fillets, seasonal vegetables, sweet garlic sauce....
-Pineapple sushis infused with coriander, coconut cream and cocoa sorbet.

Every evening other suggestions depending on availability.
(?16.30/?20)
(Val Claret Centre – 04 79 06 52 32)

L’Indochine (Val Claret)
The only oriental restaurant in Tignes, All the delights from Viet-Nam.
Rendez-vous for lovers of Vietnamese and Chinese cooking in Bourg-St-Maurice (open all year) and Tignes (open winter and summer).
Buffet eat as much as you like ! More than 40 hot and cold dishes. Be tempted !
.(Val Claret Centre – 04 79 06 08 07)
L’Auberge des 3 Oursons (Val Claret)
- Large sunny terrace
A spot where you will be welcomed as friends. Francoise, Stephanie, Jean and their staff offer their guests generous and well prepared dishes and a warm welcome all served up with the greatest simplicity.

Lunchtimes:
Enjoy the sunny terrace or come into the bears den.
Local specialities - House specialities
Plain or buckwheat pancakes - Oysters - Starters - Main dishes - Home made Grated cheese dishes - Dish of the day
Home-made desserts.
All keenly priced

Evenings:
Local specialities - Oysters - Plain or buckwheat pancakes
Plus the menu of house specialities made from carefully selected products from land and sea.
Warm welcome and friendly relaxed atmosphere garanteed
The avalanche of bears decorating the restaurant.
Use also for sale.
(Val Claret 04 79 06 35 66)

La Datcha (Val Claret)
The new owners since 2004 welcome you in a warmly atmosphere and propose a varied and refined cooking. Savoy specialities, traditional cooking and marocco dishes are prepared by the owner behind his range.

For lunchtime, on the southfacing terrace near the foot of the slopes or inside, discover a Snack menu for the hurry and a dish of the day . A large traditional menu from our "Grandma". (coq in wine sauce, beef bourguignon, boiled chicken, cheen of beef in savoy style, home-made tripes, calf head,...

A large choice of pancakes for tea time.

Evening,
Meat dishes : Entrecote steak - Beef tournedos - Duck fillet - Meat fondue
Fish dishes : Trout cooked in white wine sauce - Scallops cooked in norman style - Scampi flambed in Cognac
Pasta : Pasta dishes with a choice of sauce
Savoy specialities : Reblochonnade -Clocherade - Raclette – Fondue - Pierrade - Timbale du Tignard...
Desserts

Tuesday evenings by reservation, Marocco evening
(Val Claret 04 79 08 54 59)

Pizza 2000 (Val Claret)
Looking for a quick pizza?
Sunny terrace at lunchtime at the bottom of the Tufs chairlifts. Pizzas, salads, pasta…
Cosy dining area in the evening. Fondues, raclette, grilled meats…

For your lunch break, be it on foot or on skis, try the two sun-decks facing south at PEPE 2000 whose great reputation for pizzas and good service is already well known.
In the evening you can relax in a warm friendly mountain atmosphere.

Didier the "chef"can be seen at work in his open-plan kitchen and his team propose :
Mountain specialities : Giant Raclette, hot stone, cheese fondues, tartiflette......
A wide selection of meats
Pizzas (not less than 30 varieties)
Pizzas to take away lunchtimes and evenings
(Val Claret Centre – 04 79 06 38)


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Sleep Tignes

LE SKI D’OR****

In Tignes Val Claret, you will be located in the very heart of the Espace Killy. Leave your Hotel directly with your skis on feet and discover the most amazing ski resort of the world. At the Ski d'Or, you will uncover the timeless warm and traditional way of living of the Alps in an elegant and cosy atmosphere. After ski, come back to the hearty wood decor and comfort of your hotel.more about LE SKI D’OR****

LES SUITES DU MONTANA****

Le village Montana, authentic and original charm… The warmth of wood interiors in the local Savoyard style...Direct access to the slopes of the famous "Espace Killy" ski domain.

Perfectly integrated within the rustic area "Les Almes", the complete adopts the architectural style of an "old style mountain village" that is so much appreciated by lovers of ski and the Savoie region.more about LES SUITES DU MONTANA****

L’ECRIN DU VAL CLARET***

An elegant and sophisticated place ... offers 56 superior class rooms that are delightful jewels. Old wooden beams, stone fireplace, soft and deep settees create a wam and soothing atmosphere for an exceptional stay. Ludic swimming pool,saunas,hammams,jacuzzis and cardio-training center in free accessmore about L’ECRIN DU VAL CLARET***

VILLAGE MONTANA***

Bedrooms, suites and apartments offer a magnificent view of snow covered peaks as well as all the necessary conveniences. 75 rooms (for 2 to 4 people): approx. 28 sq m.

more about VILLAGE MONTANA***

LES CAMPANULES***

A charming hotel in the mountain kingdom of skiing. Located in the heart of Tignes and right next to the ski lifts, our charming hotel combines wellness and friendliness in a refined, tastefully decorated building.more about LES CAMPANULES***
LE GENTIANA***

Located at the heart of Tignes, but with calms, you will have the privilege to join l’Espace Killy, the fabulous ski aera of Tignes - Val’ d’Isere, with a departure ski out of the hotel.

more about LE GENTIANA***
L’ARBINA**

Arbina... Like the Alpine partridge the hotel is named for, the mountains are its realm and snow, its element! Set on the edge of the slopes in Espace Killy, just 50m from the skiing school and facing the Toviere aeroski lift linking with Val d’Isere, bordering Vanoise Park, a family hotel just made for skiing and hiking enthusiasts.
more about L’ARBINA**
LA VANOISE**

Located at the bottom of the slopes, 5 mn away from the resort shops, the Vanoise** Hotel restaurant will be happy to welcome you for your stay in Tignes, Savoie.

more about LA VANOISE**

Chalet Alistelle (Tignes Les Brevieres)

Chalet Alistelle is a fabulous chalet in the Tignes and Val D'Isere ski area: L'espace killy. Set in a stunning location the chalet is just 350 metres from the ski lifts and slopes.more about Chalet Alistelle

Chalet Le Loup (Tignes Les Brevieres)

Chalet Le Loup is a great place to stay in the superb L'Espace Killy at exceptionally reasonable prices. The chalet has a relaxed and warm atmosphere, complemented by hearty home cooked food.

The chalet is decorated in traditional village style. The living area is warm and welcoming. French windows lead onto the large chalet balcony overlooking the main village street. The roaring log fire creates a wonderful environment, perfect for chilled out evenings after a good day on the mountain.more about Chalet Le Loup

Chalet Grande Tourne (Tignes Le Lac)

Chalet Grande Tourne is a light, modern 8 person catered ‘chalet-apartment’, within a small residence in Tignes Le Lac.

The living area; a lounge with a roaring log fire, and dining area, leads onto a large south-facing balcony with stunning panoramic mountain views. more about Chalet Grande Tourne

Apartment Blanc Bleu, Tignes Les Brevieres

Modern apartment close to the centre of the charming village of Tignes Les Brevieres, just 300 metres from the ski lifts and slopes.

The apartment is part of a traditional style wood and stone chalet, built only 5 years ago. The apartment is perfect for those looking for the independence of a self catered holiday in a top class ski resort without compromising on authentic Alpine village charm.more about Apartment Blanc Bleu

VILLAGE MONTANA **** (residence)

All the apartments are equipped with a cable television and direct telephone line. Bath and hand towels are provided and the beds are made ahead of your arrival. All bathrooms and shower rooms have a hair dryer and towel dryer.

more about VILLAGE MONTANA ****
Ecrin du Val Claret
Location: Tignes / Accommodation Type: Hotel
In the centre of Tignes in Val-Claret.learn more
Les Suites du Nevada
Location: Tignes / Accommodation Type: Hotel
Imagine a world where service is everything and where comfort is something else altogether. Discover the « MGM Touch » at the Suites du Névada – luxury and sophistication, authenticity and modernity, everything to make your stay in Tignes Val-Claret an interlude that will count for something in your life.learn more
La Ferme du Val-Claret
Location: Tignes / Accommodation Type: Residence
An attractive ‘Résidence’ offering panoramic views over the valley just a few steps from local shops and activities.
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Le Nevada
Location: Tignes / Accommodation Type: Residence
The latest in CGH ‘Résidences', Le Nevada is in the middle of Tignes in Val-Claret. 
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Le Télémark
Location: Tignes / Accommodation Type: Residence
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CHALET PLANTON*** (residence)

All the apartments are equipped with a cable television and direct telephone line. Bath and hand towels are provided and the beds are made ahead of your arrival. All bathrooms and shower rooms have a hair dryer and towel dryer.

more about CHALET PLANTON*** (residence)

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Drink Tignes
Drop Zone Cafe
HAPPY-HOUR 4 pm-7 pm
CAFE CONCERT LIVE
Apero – tapas - snack
Billard - WiFi
Inside the Drop Zone, Restaurant Le Pilatus

TIGNES VAL CLARET - 04 79 06 32 59

Le Studio
Cool French bar that opened last year. Go there to watch sport on TV in style with a cocktail or champagne flute in hand. Chill out with a glass of wine and soak up the ambience.

VAL-CLARET - 04.79.08.57.44

L’Arobaze cafe
Open from 4pm to 1.30am
Music, video and Internet access
Apres-ski with chocolate and hot wine
Various music : electro...
APEROS TAPAS...
Mojitos - Caipirinha – Champagne
Dj every nigts

TIGNES - VAL-CLARET - Le Curling - 04.79.06.49.94

Scotty’s
Open 4.30pm to 1am
Live Music
DJ’s
Sky TV - sports
Huge cocktail list
Pool table
Open fire
Internet access
Daily specials
Apres ski
Friendly staff
Lively atmosphere
Great homemade food
Drinks promotions every day
Outdoor terrace with heaters

LE LAVACHET 04 79 06 56 78

Le Brasero
Open at 10 am
HAPPY-HOURS 4pm-6pm
Free WIFI Broadband for customers
Live Apres-ski Music 4 times a week
Sky sports live - Always open for the
major sporting events

LE LAVACHET - 04 79 06 30 60

Fish Tank
Bar – Snack – Apres ski
Open daily 08,30am-1am
At the bottom of Tufs Chairlift
Heated Sun Terrace
Good Food served until 9pm, including many veggie options
HAPPY HOURS
Live sports
Cocktails
Flavoured vodkas and Schapps
Smoothies
Juices, coffees and milkshakes
Weekly pub quiz

VAL CLARET - 04 79 06 46 60

TC’s Bar
Open from 3pm
HAPPY HOURS 4-6pm
Come and relax in the cosy surroundings of Le Lavachet Lounge.
Full wine list, cocktails, speciality teas and coffees, cakes and savouries, free Internet access terminals and WiFi for customers and a non smoking policy
Great menu
Sporting Events on Giant Screen
Wacky Parties

LE LAVACHET - 04 79 06 46 46

Club Le Blue Girl
2 bars
Open daily From 11am to 4pm
Admission free in general. This club does not have a very large dance floor but has a large bar and many spaces to relax. Many special evenings (Cuba, Ibiza, Show girl, etc.) Various music: RnB, electro, disco music.

TIGNES VAL-CLARET - 04.79.06.51.53



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Play Tignes

Tignes is surrounded by a vast skiing area, as varied in its slope exposure as in its levels of difficulty. 90 ski lifts and 300 km of beginner to expert runs make up the Espace Killy,

The skiing area shared between Tignes and Val d’Isere. Waiting is a thing of the past, thanks to the ultra modern ski lifts and the “hands free” lift pass system. The excellent quality of the snow and permanent slope grooming ensure ideal skiing conditions. Come into the “world’s finest winter playground” and discover the Espace Killy, with its unforgettable panoramas and perfect, oh so perfect slopes.

Snow Activities
• Skiing
• Snowboarding
and much more ...

Non-Snow Activities
• Walking
• Para-gliding
• Climbing
• Ice Skating
• Fitness/Relaxing and Leisure activities
• Adventure Activities (i.e. Mountaineering & Ice Climbing, Flying, Ice Driving, Horse riding & Ski joring ...)
and much more ...
more about Tignes activities


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Getting to Tignes

By road
Recommended route during the winter from Paris, Lyon or Chambery
Motorway A43 to Albertville
Dual carriageway to Moutiers
Road D902 to Bourg St Maurice
Tignes


By air
Airports
Geneva Airport
(180 Km from Tignes)
– Tel: 00 41 90 057 15 00 – E-mail: info@gva.ch

Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
(220 Km from Tignes)
- Tel: 0826 800 826
- Tel: +33 (0)4 27 00 70 07 (depuis l'etranger)

Chambery airport
(130 Km from Tignes)
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 54 49 66

By train
Tignes 's closest railway station is located in Bourg St Maurice, 30km away from the ski resort.
Every day, especialy in the winter, numerous trains (TGV, Eurostar, Thalys...) arrive in Bourg St Maurice train station

SNCF Information / Booking

08 36 35 35 35

Once in Bourg St Maurice, you can easily take a bus or taxi to Tignes.

Transfers
Road links to the ski-resort :
• From Bourg St Maurice train station
Bus Martin : +33 (0)4 79 07 04 49
www.altibus.com or +33 (0)4 79 68 32 96

• From Chambery-Aix airport
www.altibus.com or +33 (0)4 79 68 32 96

• From Lyon St Exupery airport
www.satobus-alps.com or +33 (0)4 79 68 32 96
Satobus Alpes bus : +33 (0)4 27 00 70 07

• From Geneve airport
www.altibus.com or +33 (0)4 79 68 32 96


Taxis transfers
• Anemone Taxis
www.taxitignes.com

• Diane Taxis
73320 Tignes – Les Brevieres – Tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 30 32

• Delta Taxi
– Tel: +33 (0)6 11 45 67 01 – E-mail: deltataxi@aol.com

• Alticar
73320 Tignes – Le Val Claret Centre – Tel: +33 (0)6 09 41 11 96

• Allo Taxis Regine
Chalet de la Tour
73320 Tignes – Les Almes – Tel: +33 (0)6 14 10 76 11

• Taxi Tignes Assas Frederic
73320 Tignes – Le Val Claret Centre – Tel: +33 (0)6 07 05 84 85 – E-mail: taxitignes@aol.com

• Bettiol Taxi Philippe Bettiol
– Tel: +33 (0)6 17 15 49 83 – Fax: +33 (0)4 79 06 11 53 – E-mail: a.ataxi@wanadoo.fr

• A. et A. Taxis
73320 Tignes – Le Val Claret Centre – Tel: +33 (0)6 09 51 90 99 – E-mail: taxiaa@wanadoo.fr


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Practical Guide

The Tignes ESF has 150 expert instructors in the most beautiful ski area in the world. Available activities: ski, snowboard, telemark, cross country skiing, snowshoes, freestyle, freeride, off piste, heli skiing… in group or private lessons.Tignes - Practical Guide


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