Tignes is a commune in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is also a ski resort near Val d'Isere, that are linked together as the "Espace Killy" region. Tignes was the freestyle skiing venue for the 1992 Winter Olympics and co-host city for the 1992 Winter Paralympics.
Tignes comprises 5 Villages; Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes-les-Brévières. The first three are close together at 2100m and Les Boisses and Les Brevieres are further down the valley, above and below the dam respectively.The original village of Tignes was in the Isère valley below Val d'Isère. After the second World war, France needed electricity and it was decided.