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Destination guide

Winter wonderland in Tignes holiday lettings

With the lofty Grand Motte Glacier, various snow-sure peaks, small ski villages and an array of holiday lettings, Tignes is a premier ski destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether you’re travelling with family, a group of friends or solo, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere with adventure by day, party by night, for a spectacular alpine holiday.

Things to do

Things to do near Tignes holiday homes

Though skiing and snowboarding may be the main draw of Tignes, that’s not the only activity it has for travellers. Holiday homes are available near attractions like the Vanoise National Park, a nature-filled mountain landscape with a variety of rare mammal and bird species, and Tignes Le Lac, a ski resort with plenty of runs and terrain parks for winter sports. Glacier de la Grande Motte, a towering glacier with skiing and winter sports opportunities, and Lac de Tignes, a vast lake with snow sports in winter and water sports in summer, are also must-visit locations.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Tignes

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Tignes a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Trois Vallees Ski Resort (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Meribel Ski Resort (18.9 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Tignes Ski Resort (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Aeroski Gondola (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Lagoon Sports Center (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Funival Funicular (2 mi / 3.3 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Tignes holiday lettings

Tignes has fun outdoor activities for all seasons. In winter, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snow hiking, snow biking, wilderness camping in yurts, bungee jumping, geocaching, handiskiing, helicopter tours, ice-climbing, ice-diving, mountaineering and husky-dog rides are popular activities. Heli-skiing is not permitted in France, but helicopter services offer transport to neighbouring countries for heli-skiing opportunities. In summer, parapenting, rafting, hydrospeeding, canyoning, swimming, hiking and nature walking offer great views of the landscape in warm weather. No matter your interest or skill level, you’ll find plenty to do in the great outdoors of Tignes near your holiday rental.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Tignes

Tignes is well known for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in December, January, June or July, when snowfall averages 3.75 inches and temperatures average -1°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Tignes

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Tignes is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lac de la Plagne (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Mount Pourri (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Col de l'Iseran (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Bellecôte (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Bellecote Glacier (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Rhemes Valley and Valgrisenche (10.6 mi / 17 km)
How to get around

Transport to Tignes holiday homes

Tignes is convenient to get to from local airports in Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva, which then offer transports to Tignes holiday homes. TGV trains in French cities also offer service into Tignes, with special ‘snow trains’ during ski season. Buses, coaches, cross-channel ferry and hire cars are also available. Being a ski resort, Tignes transport companies are accommodating for equipment like skis/snowboards, bikes, golf clubs, parachutes and mountaineering equipment, but be sure to check with the company prior to your trip.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Tignes

Food is a way of life in the French Alps. Local specialities, such as cheese or cream-based dishes with local meats, potatoes and green salad, are designed to be hearty and fatty to accommodate long days on the slopes and in the cold. Tignes has other regional delights, however, such as alpine beef, fresh-caught char, trout, pike and perch from Lake Geneva, as well as local delicacies like crozets, a buckwheat pasta from Savoy, farcement, a traditional Savoyard recipe, and raclette, a gourmet grilled cheese. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find an array of delicious French dishes in restaurants near Tignes holiday homes.

How many holiday rentals are available around Tignes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,306 holiday lettings around Tignes. From 562 chalets to 4,942 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tignes?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Tignes. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Palafour Ski Lift: 7,712 holiday lettings
  • Tignes Lake Golf Club: 8,195 holiday lettings
  • Almes Ski Lift: 7,706 holiday lettings
  • Aeroski Gondola: 7,711 holiday lettings
  • Chaudannes Ski Lift: 7,709 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Tignes listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Tignes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 562 Chalets in Tignes. Our other popular types of Tignes holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 4,942 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 73 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 11 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tignes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 899 holiday homes with pool available in Tignes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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