Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tignes

Alpaka
Found at the Alpaka Lodge Hotel, those seeking an authentic Brit pub experience won't be disappointed. The cocktails aren't half bad here, either.
Altitude Spa
A spa with, er, altitude; the in-house spa at the Hotel des Campanules offers facials, massages and a slew of other treatments to keep you you feeling fresh.
Bellavarde
Bellavarde is home to a downhill piste that has been used in the Men's World Cup; as you can imagine, things get steep.
Brévières
Brévières is less demanding than Percee and Grand Motte; tree thrills abound, with weaving encouraged.
Bureau des Guides de Tignes
The Bureau des Guides de Tignes offers some of the best instruction in Tignes; its heli-skiing is particularly popular.
Campanules
Opened in the 1950s, Campanules has stood the test of time to be one of the resort's most established hotels.
Chalet Colinn
Get some peace and quiet at Chalet Colinn, with views out over the Tignes Dam and a remote location away from the town.
Chalet de le Cloche
Chalet de la Cloche is among the top ten best ski chalets in the Alps, and it's not hard to see why.
Chalet Rosset
Following a refurbishment in 2007, Chalet Rosset has been given a new lease of life; indeed, it's a clean, comfortable place to catch forty winks.
Côte Restaurant
Found in-house at the Levanna Hotel, Côte Restaurant offers French fare at its finest. Indulge!
Couloir
Couloir claims to be the home of live music in Tignes, and we're not inclined to argue.
Ecole du ski Français
Ecole du Ski Français specialises in off-piste skiing, and in Val d'Isere there's plenty of off-piste routes to sample.
Evolution Two
Evolution Two is one of the biggest ski schools in the French Alps; finally, a challenger to ESF.
Grand Motte
Even the most seasoned skiers will find a slope to challenge their skills at Grand Motte.
Grizzly’s Bar
Prices may be sky-high at Grizzly's Bar, but it's worth it for the experience alone. Which is unique, to say the least.
Hors Piste Restaurant
As the in-house restaurant of Hotel Le Ski D'Or, Hors Piste Restaurant is just as upscale as you'd imagine; classic French cuisine is best enjoyed around the open fire.
Hotel L’Ecrin
Hotel L'Ecrin offers a resort-style experience just a snowball's throw away from the slopes.
Ice Diving
Forget skating on thin ice; dive beneath it at Tignes le Lac.
Ice Driving
There's nothing more thrilling than skidding around the ice on four wheels; feel the rush.
L’Arbina
L'Arbina is a hotel that's a perfect place for languid lunches and decadent dinners.
L’Escale Blanche
Beyond the steaks and pizzas, L'Escale Blanche is actually one of the resort's most interesting eateries with fabulous fondue on the menu.
L’Indochine
L'Indochine brings Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine to the slopes; from all-you-can eat buffets to fusion cooking, you're sure to find something that whets your appetite.
La Ferme Des 3 Capucines
La Ferme Des 3 Capucines offers fabulous French fare in an authentic French farmhouse. What more could you want?
Le Bergerie
Le Bergerie is perfect for group dinners with long tables and a beautiful south-facing terrace that's great for sipping sundowners on.
Le Blue Girl
Le Blue Girl is euro trash at its very best; expect pop and a crowd of lively revelers until very, very late.
Le Caveau
Le Caveau is a must-visit for any visitor to Tignes, bringing both style and substance to the slopes.
Le Lavachet Lounge
Le Lavachet Lounge is a chic chill-out bar that caters to the apres-ski cocktail-loving crowd.
Le Satsuki
Le Satsuki offers sushi on the slopes; a welcome change from ham, cheese and fondue.
Le Ski D’Or
Le Ski D'Or brings together style and substance just minutes from the slopes; superb views come part and parcel here.
Les Boisses
Les Boisses is a favourite in bad weather.
Levanna
Levanna is one of the most convenient places to stay on the slopes, with 40 small but perfectly formed rooms.
Melting Pot
The Melting Pot does exactly what it says on the tin with an eclectic music policy that has 'em queuing up outside.
Must-Have Stylish Ski Kit 2012/13
Nevada
A four-star gem in the centre of Val Claret, Nevada is one of the resort's super-stays.
Nevada Sports
If Nevada Sports knows one thing, it's how to fit boots. Slip into something oh-so comfortable.
New Generation
Brit-owned New Generation offers tuition for everyone, from beginners to advanced.
Parapente
Get a bird's-eye-view of Tignes with a paragliding flight. Book with Happyphyll; you're sure to be in safe hands.
Percee
A needle of rock with a large hole worn through it, L'Aiguille Percée is perfect for off-piste enthusiasts and amateur geologists alike...
Precision Ski
Precision Ski has four outlets in Tignes, and offer boots that really fit the, er, foot.
Restaurant d’altitude Le Panoramic
Restaurant d'altitude Le Panoramic may not offer the most salubrious surroundings, but by God is the food good.

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