Located upstream of Valle della Tarentaise, on the Vanoise massif, it is part of the municipality of Savoy. It begins at Col de l'Iseran and arrives at Albertville and borders Italy.
The central town was submerged in 1952 during the construction of the Chevril dam, and became a skiing station only after several decades.
The district hosted the Albertville olympic games in 1992 and the X-Games Europe during 2010.
The construction of the skiing station near the natural lake of Tignes, at 2,100 metres, began in 1956.
Thanks to 'La Grande Motte' glacier, it is also possible to ski during summer.
Furthermore, there are various gyms, bowling alleys and pools. During summer, the lake offers activities such as surfing and waterjumping. There is also the possibility of hiring small boats for having fun on the water.
You can also find the 18-hole golf course that is considered the highest in Europe.
In winter, you can dive beneath the ice.