Inside Track: Tignes

Looking down into Val Claret, with Le Lac and Lavachet behind.

The one thing Tignes is not short on bars. It may not be the cheapest resort but you can always grab a few at the well-established TC’s Bar in Le Lavachet. You can be sure that customers will be stumbling out those doors most nights of the week. Ironically, So Bar next door is the fancy, upmarket place to sip fine wines and a spirit or two. The owner used to be a sommelier, so they often hold wine tasting evenings. Loop Bar is the seasonnaire hang-out, with live music most nights. If you’re looking for a club, Jack’s is pretty much the best place to go for a guaranteed good night out. Think cheesy tunes and a sweaty dance floor. Locals tend to hang out at La Palette de Boulele in Le Lac. So, get a bottle of red and a plate of charcuterie if you’re looking to blend in there.