Idyllic, snow-sure, and affordable village nestled in the expansive resort of Tignes and Val d’Isere
High altitude, snow-sure resort
The same amazing skiing, with access to entirety of Tignes and Val d’Isere, but at a more affordable price
Only village in resort with free car parking
Traditional Savoyard village, not purpose-built for skiing
New high speed gondola installed in 2019
Night gondola accessing Tignes
Family friendly, with free drag lift for learners
All chalets within walking distance of piste
Nestled just a couple of hundred metres down the valley between the famous town of Val d’Isere and the central village of Tignes, Tignes les Brevieres is often considered the prettiest villages of the resort. With a peacefully trickling river and quirky old architecture, including one of the original churches that dates all the way back to the 16th Century, Les Brevieres has an abundance of character, history, and heart.
The quaint village centre features old winding footpaths, pretty traditional chalets, and a nice selection of French restaurants serving traditional French cuisine. There is also a selection of bars and a further café on the snow front with deck chairs to enjoy the afternoon sun.
The new gondola station is located just over the bridge from the village centre and runs everyday to give you access to the entirety of the Tignes and Val d’Isere resort. The pistes down into les Brevieres include a gentle winding blue run through the trees and a wide red run, making the homerun enjoyable for all levels of skier. For the journey back to les Brevieres, should you wish, you also have the option to hop on the gondola from the top to carry you back down, giving you peace of mind for a safe and comfortable end to a big day of riding. As well as the gondola, there is a short button lift which if free and offers a beginner slope with a very gentle gradience, perfect for first time skiers or even just for those wanting to warm up a little before heading up the mountain.
Unlike the other Tignes villages, Les Brevieres consists of nearly all traditional alpine chalets, setting it apart as the prettiest village as it is not made up of modern high-rise buildings. The majority of chalets are located on the road which winds upwards from the village centre, with the slope of the road meaning all our chalets have beautiful unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains. And for any of our chalets located slightly higher up the village, the ascenseur – a handy funicular-style ski lift – provides easy access down to the piste in the morning and back up to your chalet at the end of the day.
While providing you with a more secluded and peaceful base from which to explore the Tignes and Val d’Isere resort, Les Brevieres is by no means unsuitable for those seeking to explore the famous apres-ski scenes of the resort. Firstly, the village has some of its own friendly and lively bars to spend the evenings, a couple of which stay open into the early hours. And secondly, the village is not far from the centre of Val d’Isere or Tignes, so you can easily jump in a taxi or take the late night gondola which operates a couple of nights a week, and you will in no time find yourself in some of the best apres-ski pubs, bars, and clubs that the French alps has to offer.
Les Brevieres is easy to reach no matter your transport of choice. Busses stop in the village centre of Les Brevieres before heading up to the other villages of Tignes, and private transfers can easily drop you right outside your chalet. There are also three large free car parks, meaning you can easily drive to resort without having to pay extortionate fees, unlike the other Tignes villages where you could easily be paying up to €100 per week to park.
Tignes les Brevieres is truly a hidden gem of the valley, offering beautiful and cosy chalets within touching distance of the vast mountain range of Tignes and Val d’Isere, but at more affordable, accommodating prices. The quirky little village, with its cosy community feel, becomes a home away from home for so many visitors, ourselves having many returning guests who just can’t wait to return to the pretty village of “Brev”.