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Guidebook for Tignes

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Guidebook for Tignes

Essentials
It's best to buy groceries before arriving in the resort if you're budget-conscious.
Sherpa Supermarché Tignes Val Claret
It's best to buy groceries before arriving in the resort if you're budget-conscious.
Find Madame Odile in her shop of the same name in the Tignes Val Claret town square (not in Tignes le Lac), for an excellent laundry drop-off service. If you're budget-conscious, a self-service laundrette is in the mini-mall through the door to the right of the Odile shop.
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Tignes
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Find Madame Odile in her shop of the same name in the Tignes Val Claret town square (not in Tignes le Lac), for an excellent laundry drop-off service. If you're budget-conscious, a self-service laundrette is in the mini-mall through the door to the right of the Odile shop.
A great place to buy cheap fuel on your way to and from the resort, as well as lower priced groceries.
Intermarché Super et Drive
A great place to buy cheap fuel on your way to and from the resort, as well as lower priced groceries.
Entertainment & Activities
Cinéma de Tignes Val Claret
Find the friendly crew in Startline MTB in the Tignes town square to get MTB rental gear, to hire a guide or just to find out the latest about the best mountain-biking trails in Tignes/ Val d'Isère !
Tignes Val Claret 2200
Find the friendly crew in Startline MTB in the Tignes town square to get MTB rental gear, to hire a guide or just to find out the latest about the best mountain-biking trails in Tignes/ Val d'Isère !
For a world-class, accessible and easy Via Ferrata De la Toviere climb, park in front of the "Pierre et Vacances" shop or outside the apartments and take the path to your right. Make sure you have the right equipment and training and enjoy the views! If you're new to the sport, you can find a guide to take you in the Maison de Tignes tourist office just outside the apartment.
Rue du Rosoleil
For a world-class, accessible and easy Via Ferrata De la Toviere climb, park in front of the "Pierre et Vacances" shop or outside the apartments and take the path to your right. Make sure you have the right equipment and training and enjoy the views! If you're new to the sport, you can find a guide to take you in the Maison de Tignes tourist office just outside the apartment.
Around Le Lac in the summer you'll find slacklines set up to play on, a great kids' bouncy castle park, a chilly megaslide into the lake and a high tower jump (never fear, it's all safe!).
Le Lac de Tignes
Around Le Lac in the summer you'll find slacklines set up to play on, a great kids' bouncy castle park, a chilly megaslide into the lake and a high tower jump (never fear, it's all safe!).
A lovely swimming pool for the family with water slide, a wellness centre and gym too. Swimming is only €5 a day for adults... Save on a weekly pass too!
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Le Lagon Tignes
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A lovely swimming pool for the family with water slide, a wellness centre and gym too. Swimming is only €5 a day for adults... Save on a weekly pass too!
A great ski school.... particularly for their "Yeti" schemes for kids, that will take children from their first experience on skis right through to advanced shredders. Not cheap, but great value for money.
Evolution 2 Tignes Le Lac
A great ski school.... particularly for their "Yeti" schemes for kids, that will take children from their first experience on skis right through to advanced shredders. Not cheap, but great value for money.
Food Scene
Phenomenal kebabs!
LE PTI' KEBAB
Phenomenal kebabs!
One of two patisseries near the apartment... but we think La Griottine's croissants are the best! The other patisserie is just past the Sherpa supermarket and has a few tables plus coffee - perfect to make the most of being on your own after your morning run!
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One of two patisseries near the apartment... but we think La Griottine's croissants are the best! The other patisserie is just past the Sherpa supermarket and has a few tables plus coffee - perfect to make the most of being on your own after your morning run!
Although the idea of eating sushi high in the mountains might strike you as odd, the owner of Satsuki is a French and Japanese couple. Their sushi is always fresh and delicious thanks to Kenji's obsession with his home country's food.
Satsuki de Tignes
Although the idea of eating sushi high in the mountains might strike you as odd, the owner of Satsuki is a French and Japanese couple. Their sushi is always fresh and delicious thanks to Kenji's obsession with his home country's food.
Our favourite restaurant near our apartment. Fantastic French food and very well priced for Tignes. Their fondue and raclettes are delicious!
L'ARMOISE
Our favourite restaurant near our apartment. Fantastic French food and very well priced for Tignes. Their fondue and raclettes are delicious!
Parks & Nature
There's a brilliant nature trail that starts in Le Lavachet in Spring and Summer. A medium-grade hike, it's well signed and winds down the valley way from Tignes, past signs to teach you about the local flaura and a spectacular waterfall.
Le Lavachet
There's a brilliant nature trail that starts in Le Lavachet in Spring and Summer. A medium-grade hike, it's well signed and winds down the valley way from Tignes, past signs to teach you about the local flaura and a spectacular waterfall.
Getting Around
Find the nearest free shuttle bus stop near to our apartment by walking up the main shopping street then finding the lift (elevator) down to the lower level of Val Claret. You find the lift (and stairs) down a path just to the right before the Intersport shop next to the recycling bins. The bus runs almost constantly all day between Val Claret and Tignes Le Lac. Another shuttle bus service runs between Tignes Le Lac and Tignes 1800 where you can park your car for free.
Avenue de la Grande Motte
Find the nearest free shuttle bus stop near to our apartment by walking up the main shopping street then finding the lift (elevator) down to the lower level of Val Claret. You find the lift (and stairs) down a path just to the right before the Intersport shop next to the recycling bins. The bus runs almost constantly all day between Val Claret and Tignes Le Lac. Another shuttle bus service runs between Tignes Le Lac and Tignes 1800 where you can park your car for free.
Park here for a fee... about €85 a week in the winter or €15 a night. You can see half the carpark from the balcony if you want to see how much snow has fallen on your car!
Parking de Grande Motte
14 Avenue de la Grande Motte
Park here for a fee... about €85 a week in the winter or €15 a night. You can see half the carpark from the balcony if you want to see how much snow has fallen on your car!
If you want to save money on car parking during your stay, you can leave your car at the end of this road in one of two free carparks, before catching the bus back up to Tignes Le Lac from the bus-stop at the roundabout. You may need to catch a second bus in Tignes Le Lac to get to Val Claret as it's not always direct. It's common to hitch-hike between villages too. If you've got a spare few minutes walk down to the Dam for a fantastic view over the edge!!!
Chemin de la Croix
If you want to save money on car parking during your stay, you can leave your car at the end of this road in one of two free carparks, before catching the bus back up to Tignes Le Lac from the bus-stop at the roundabout. You may need to catch a second bus in Tignes Le Lac to get to Val Claret as it's not always direct. It's common to hitch-hike between villages too. If you've got a spare few minutes walk down to the Dam for a fantastic view over the edge!!!
Shopping
In the summer, BlackCats becomes the excellent Startline MTB: the best place in Tignes to rent great mountain bikes, buy gear, have your bike serviced and find and hire a guide!
BlackCats TIGNES ski n snowboard shop
In the summer, BlackCats becomes the excellent Startline MTB: the best place in Tignes to rent great mountain bikes, buy gear, have your bike serviced and find and hire a guide!
Another great place nearby for ski hire in the winter and mountain bike hire in the summer. Julien, the store owner, and his team are super friendly and helpful. They speak a few languages too, if you don't speak French. Look out for discount cards in the red folder in the drawers under the TV!
SPORT 2000 SPORT GLISSE - Location vélo Tignes Val Claret
Another great place nearby for ski hire in the winter and mountain bike hire in the summer. Julien, the store owner, and his team are super friendly and helpful. They speak a few languages too, if you don't speak French. Look out for discount cards in the red folder in the drawers under the TV!