If you are thinking of visiting Tignes during the warmer, and less snow-covered months, you won’t find a shortage of things to do up the mountain, see here. Whether you just fancy going on vacation somewhere difference, or maybe visiting as a part of a south of France road trip, Tignes makes a wonderful place to explore.
1. Aosta (over the col du petit Saint Bernard)
Why not take a drive over the border to Italy? We actually went here for lunch one day. It takes a few hours in the car but it’s a beautiful drive so you really won’t mind.
You even go through Little Saint Bernard Pass, which is a perfect place for a quick stop off and photo shoot.
Aosta is a great spot for lunch, it’s easy to park, small enough to navigate your way around and there is a medieval city trail you can follow. Don’t forget to get an Ice Cream before you leave. Or why not stay a bit longer and rent one of these luxury Tuscan villas… I can dream can’t I haha.
A medieval town featuring Gothic architecture nicknamed the Little Venice of Beauce is about 1.5 hours from Tignes. Leave around 11 am have lunch and then spend the afternoon wandering around taking in the views.
It’s only 40 minutes from Tignes and it’s the best place to do your weekly shop! So jump on the bus or drive yourself down the mountain and don’t forget to take a walk around the village before stocking up at the supermarket.
If you are flying in from Geneva make sure you stop off here on the way from or to Tignes. I think this was my favorite place we went to. Lots of great places to eat and make sure to take a walk (or a boat) around the lake. Although it is huge so you probably won’t make it all the way around!
I was so sad that I didn’t get time to go here but it looks amazing! So please go and let me know what you think. It’s about 1.5 hours from Tignes.
It’s only 2o minutes down the mountain and it would be rude not to drop by! Although in the Summer there isn’t too much going on and a lot of places are closed. Do check the local events calendar though as they often have sporting events and competitions. While I was there they had a mountain bike competition.
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Book your trip now
Are you ready to book your trip? To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.
- Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with.
- Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections.
- Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
- Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
- Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there.
- Worldpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Worldpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership!
- Book a Way – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then bookaway.com is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and cars.
- RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals.
- Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
- World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review.
- SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here.
- Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration.
- Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.