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Eating breakfast out is not really a French thing, so most hotels offer buffet-style breakfast for guests, which may or may not be included in the room price. For package deals, it usually is, though.
If you really want to eat out for breakfast, Le Petit Savoyard offers hot drinks and traditional French pastries in the centre of Val Claret while Le Bouchon, at Le Lavachet, offers a more substantial breakfast buffet with pastries, cheese, and cold cuts. More info on all these options at www.tignes.net
On the slopes, Le Panoramic offers hungry skiers a large sun deck and two dining possibilities, in addition to a view over the slopes and surrounding peaks. Choose from the self-service cafeteria, with hearty meals like grilled meats and pasta, or from the gourmet restaurant, which serves local specialties, and even charcoal-grilled lobster on advance request.
At the foot of the slopes, the Village Montana's restaurant La Place serves fixed-price lunch menus ranging from 16-22€ and daily specials for 12.50€. Typical offerings include giant burgers, goat cheese salads, pizzas, or diots (local cooked sausages.
Le Chalet, located at the Les Campanules hotel at Le Rosset, offers fine dining in a warm Alpine atmosphere. Stone and wood tastefully define the dining room, where diners can delight in the creations of chef Stéphane. Some sample dishes include caviar-smoked oysters, duck foie gras with spiced bread, roast duckling with quince vinegar, and roasted veal with truffle oil.
La Rotisserie, located at the Village Montana hotel serves gastronomic seven course meals in a décor accentuated with chocolate and crème hues and elegant chandeliers. On the menu, diners will find noble ingredients such as lobster, turbot, Charolais beef, and spit-roasted chicken, and the chef pays special attention to their presentation. The wine list offers a large selection of Savoy wines, as well as other fine French wines.
La Ferme des 3 Capucines, at Le Lavachet, is housed in an authentic farmstead and specialises in mountain dishes like tartiflette, raclette, and fondue. The restaurant even has windows onto the neighboring farm, where the kids will enjoy watching the cows and goats, used to make the restaurant's dairy products. It's best to book in advance by calling +33 (0)479.063.510.
L'Auberge des Trois Oursons, at Val Claret, offers non-stop service from noon to 10 pm and prides itself on hearty meals at fair prices. In addition to traditional mountain fare, there are also crepes, pizzas, and even several vegetarian options. As the name suggests, the decoration is all about teddy bears.
Après / Nightlife
Le Loop Bar at Le Lac gives guests a sunny terrace where they can wind down their day with a drink and a view over the black piste les Trolles, the Mur de Lavachet off piste area, and the beginner's slope Le Rosset.
The bar at the Ski d'Or hotel offers a cosier setting, with a fireplace and lounge area. After a day on the slopes, you can enjoy a cup of hot Dammam teas or an original cocktail concocted by the skilled barman.
As for nightlife, Le Blue Girl in Val Claret offers clubbing from 11 p.m to 4 a.m, and heats up the night with a mix of French pop, techno, and an occasional dose of R n'B. Entrance is generally free, and the club organizes special themed nights, such as Cuban, Ibiza, or a Showgirls night.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 09/29/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 05/12/2013
Pros: great skiing huge area. great nightlife (free bus home)
Cons: espace killy pass is expensive. some lifts need modernising.
Pros: really good offpist
Cons: too quiet at night
Pros: great run - loads to do
Cons: cost of food shops & Germans who Q jump
Overall OK. Snow was a bit better than a few years ago when there last. However service leaves a lot to be desired, not very family orientated either and the doggie do... [! full_review
Les boisses, Tiges, Tignes le Lac, Val Claret