Tignes is packed with summer activities including summer skiing on its glacier.
There has been a village in the valley for centuries before the ski lifts arrived and you can stay in the newly developed Tignes les Boisses or Tignes les Brevieres and ski the Tignes glacier in summer.
The village of Tignes Les Boisses 1800 has and will undergo massive changes in the years to come. The first part of these changes has been the creation of a new road linking the dam to Tignes Le Lac and Tignes Val Claret which avoids the centre of Tignes Les Boisses.
There will be a brand new 2 000m² city plan (shops, bar*, restaurant*, ski school office, creche). And to throw in a little culture, the new Tignes village will spread out around the historic church at Boisses (parish Church of Saint Jacques de Tignes), built in the 50s, is a replica of the one that was destroyed in the old village when the dam (barrage de Tignes) was open. It shows fine furnishing and baroque-style paintings.
Interested in buying an apartment in Tignes? See our Buying in the Alps section