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What to do in summer in Tignes? Our typical week

Published on March 23, 2023

Summer is almost upon us. This year, dare to take a refreshingly different break in the mountains. Far from the crowds on the beaches, come and contemplate the beauty of the Tignes peaks. Thanks to its lake, the resort is THE place to be in Savoie for an unforgettable week's vacation. We've put together a week-long program to inspire you for your next vacation with Montagnettes. Discover our Tignes establishments from 224€/week per person.

Day 1: Arrival in Tignes

You start your stay by discovering our establishment Le Taos. This summer, it will be open from July 6 to August 31, 2024. Large, 100%-equipped apartments with all modern comforts, New Mexico-inspired ambience, swimming pool and sauna, relaxation room,...

New in 2024: our establishment YNYCIO at the foot of the Grande Motte glacier also opens its doors. Enjoy its Argentinian atmosphere from July 6 to August 31 with its 33 apartments, its wellness area with swimming pool and Jacuzzi terrace, direct access to hiking trails,...

Our spacious apartments are ideal for a pleasant stay with family or friends. Thanks to our fully-equipped kitchens, you'll have the choice between cooking your own meals or dining out.

Day 2: fun activities with MyTignes

Armed with your MyTignes card, purchased before your stay with Montagnettes, you're off to discover the resort. The MyTignes card is your key to testing and enjoying a wide range of activities in Tignes. From "beach" to "family" activities, there's something for everyone.

With your card, you start the day with an hour of tennis. This year, the vacations are sporty. Your children then enjoy a little trampoline session, the perfect time to recover from your morning sports session. After a walk around the lake of Tignes, you settle down for a picnic with a view on the summits and the turquoise water of the lake.

In the afternoon, it's off to the Lagoon pool to cool off and have fun: slide, waterfall, bubble bed, counter-current, baby pool, etc. You'll have a blast.

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Day 3: a day at the beach

Less than 5 minutes' walk from Taos and 20 minutes' walk fromYNYCIO, you'll find the Tignes sports beach and lake. Spend your morning on the beach at an altitude of over 2,000 metres! Here, you don't have to fight to find space and enjoy yourself. You can borrow equipment from the Tignes le lac clubhouse. Badminton, table tennis, table soccer, diabolos, skipping ropes, balls...

Lunch is spent on the terrace of one of the restaurants around the lake before getting into the water. Your MyTignes card entitles you to two 30-minute sessions on the water sports base. This afternoon, let's go for the Pédal'eau. You can admire the peaks while being on a turquoise water. A change of scenery guaranteed!

Back to the beach for a game of pétanque before having an aperitif in your apartment and enjoying a good home-made meal from your 100% equipped kitchen.

Tignes lake
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Day 4: discovery of the Sassière lake

Today, you leave on the paths of Tignes for the inescapable hike: the lake of Sassière. A real jewel of the Vanoise park, this very accessible hike will only take you two hours. Waterfalls, streams, flowers, marmots, cows, chamois and even ibexes are waiting for you on your way.

To discover all the secrets of this hike, visit our article on the must-do hikes in Tignes.

Summer hiking in Tignes

After a morning of hiking, return to Taos or YNYCIO for an afternoon of relaxation in our wellness area and a dip in our swimming pool.

Hiking in Tignes
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Day 5: The effortless summits

After a nice hike yesterday, you prefer to save money and decide to take a lift. With your MyTignes card, you have unlimited access to several lifts so you might as well take advantage of it. Let's go to the Tovière ski lift near the lake.

After an effortless climb to admire the scenery, you arrive at 2740 meters of altitude. Up there, you take out your phone to take many pictures of the peaks and you even see the Mont Blanc.

The descent is also done by the ski lift. Back to the lake to enjoy the activities. On the program this afternoon: trampoline, archery, mini golf and ping pong.

archery Tignes
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Day 6: Local flavors and freshness

Thursday is market day in Tignes. And just as well, it's less than a 3-minute walk from Taos and a 3-minute drive fromYNYCIO. You'll be on the lookout for fresh local produce to enjoy at the end of your stay, but also to take home to prolong your vacation when you return.

Tignes market
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After a trip to the market and the preparation of a good picnic to take away, you put on your sneakers to go to the Gouille and the Cascade de Salin. It will take you 20 minutes to get to the gouille from Tignes Le Lavachet and another 10 minutes to get to the foot of the waterfall. On the spot, you can enjoy your picnic while taking advantage of the coolness of the place. Little advice: go there between 11am and 3pm to see the sunny gully. On the way back, you will discover the botanical path. What to delight the amateurs of flowers.

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Day 7 : last moments on the high beach

For this last day, you choose an activity that guarantees a good dose of adrenaline: Acroland! You can choose between a slide with a springboard, a track with bodyboards or a slide on a buoy. 3 levels are possible: 6m, 9m and 12m. You will be able to fly in the air before finishing with a nice dive in the lake.

Acroland Tignes
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You can then organize a game of beach volleyball, squash, take a last trip to the Lagon pool, play an hour of tennis, etc. In short, do the activities still available on your MyTignes card.

If you like to ride, the MyTignes card gives you unlimited access to the Bikepark. All you have to do is bring your equipment or rent it directly on site.

Day 8: departure

It's already departure day, but you'll be leaving Tignes with your head full of memories thanks to your stay at Taos and YNYCIO. You'll definitely be back next year!

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* The program is inspirational and non-contractual (some elements beyond our control are subject to change). Please contact the Tignes tourist office for information on activities and the MyTignes card.

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