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About Tignes

A compact, purpose-built ski resort next to Val d’Isère in Savoie, Tignes is famed for its spectacular vistas and superb snow. Established on a striking mountain plateau in the 1960s as part of the Espace-Killy ski area, Tignes promises access to over 300kms of pistes, perfect for any keen wintersports person. Accommodation options range from simple chalets to more luxurious hotels fit for a host of tastes and budgets. Check out our list of the best places to stay in Tignes as you start planning your trip.

Made up of five villages, Tignes is a wonderfully family-friendly resort, with a relaxed, easygoing vibe. The most affordable hotels are clustered around Le Lavachet or Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes Les Brévières, slightly further down the mountain, whilst you’ll find a buzzy scene in hip Tignes Le Lac. Take some of the 80 ski lifts to the slopes, or catch the speedy funicular railway — the fourth-largest in the world — up to the challenging pistes of the Glacier Grande Motte. Whilst the main ski season runs from November to April, some of the glacier pistes remain open from June to mid-August for fabulous summer ski holidays.

Summer visitors will also find ample opportunities to mountain bike, hike and climb in stunning surroundings; this is a very popular time to explore the French Alps. Whether you’re dreaming of snowboarding adventures or trekking through fields of wildflowers in the sunshine, the best places to stay in Tignes fill up fast!

The Best Places to Stay in Tignes

For Classic Charm

  • Les Suites du Montana offers rustic-chic rooms with a cosy, classic alpine feel. Exposed beams, crackling fireplaces, prettily patterned textiles and faux-fur throws create a real sense of timeless chalet style. One for couples, friends and families, with a spoiling spa, indoor pool, gourmet restaurant and easy access to the slopes.

For Contemporary Cool

  • Le Taos has won awards for being amongst the world's best ski hotels. It's unusual in that it takes its inspiration from New Mexico, featuring Santa Fe rugs and Americana artwork in rooms otherwise clad in elegant creams, greys and light wood. Cool, contemporary and boasting an indoor pool as well as a wonderful restaurant, this is a romantic choice for trendy travellers.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner

Travel Information

  • Fly to Geneva Airport or to Chambéry Airport and continue 2-2.5 hours to Tignes by car or shuttle bus.
  • Savoie is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Come between mid-December and April for the best skiing, avoiding the school holiday crowds of February or the bustle of Christmas and New Year. Summer is best for hikers with temperatures peaking at around 18°C in July and August.



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Best Hotels in Tignes

  • Les Suites du Montana 73320 Tignes 5 rooms from £312

    Active Holiday  -  At the foot of the Alps, perfect for either hiking or skiing
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated indoor pool
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    5 star accommodation at the foot of the slopes of Tignes. Interiors have a warm, rustic feel, that ski-cabin look, just with some serious luxury added. Offering easy access to the slopes, a spoiling spa, ski lockers and a gourmet restaurant. All the ingredients for a perfect mountain break. See More

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  • Le Taos Tignes 54 rooms from £320

    Romantic Break  -  Experience the romance of a New Mexico themed hotel, with pampering spa and fantastic food.
    Active Holiday  -  An excellent place to stay for skiing, mountain biking and walking holidays.
    Great walks  -  Stunning walk trails through the nearby Tarentaise Valley, famed for its scenery and picturesque hamlets.
    Birdwatching  -  This area heaves with birdlife, bring your binoculars and see what you can spot.
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    Luxury alpine hotel with a New Mexico twist. Designed for comfort and relaxation, its suites are made cosy by its Santa Fe rugs and Americana artwork. With excellent skiing on the doorstep, its ideal for a romantic skiing break. No wonder it was nominated for World Best New Ski Hotel 2016. See More

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