Tignes has 60 restaurants divided between the three villages. In Le Lac The Hotel L'Arbina is considered by many to be the best gourmet restaurant in the whole region. La Côte de Boeuf is 'heaven for meat-lovers'. In Le Lavachet at La Ferme des Trois Capucines, which claims to be the highest working farm in Europe, you can watch the cows behind a glass wall as you eat. In Val Claret, Le Caveau is 'a lovely underground restaurant with friendly service and lots of atmosphere'. La Pignatta is recommended as 'an Italian restaurant with huge courses and a lovely atmosphere'. Daffy's Café is a lively Tex-Mex, and Le Ski d'Or is praised for its fresh fish. La Pizzéria 2000 'is much more than your standard pizzeria – it also has fondue and raclette'.
In Le Lavachet TC's is a very popular bar for the brits. In Le Lac, Le Café de la Poste has live music, as does the Red Lion ('good fun and full each night'). In Val Claret, Grizzly's Bar, is warmly recommended: 'one of the few drinking joints with character'. The Crowded House is 'fun for all age groups'.
If you want to try something new; ice diving, dog sledding, hang gliding, skidoo riding, ice climbing, parascending, ski-joring (being pulled along by horses), skating, snowshoeing, indoor tennis, heliskiing are all options.
Last Updated: Feb 2010