Tignes is a municipality in the French Département Savoie. The place lies on approx. 2000 meters height in an high-alpine valley at the upper run of the Isère today Le Lavachet, Val Claret and Tignes le Lac of the three local parts, which group themselves around a small lake, consists. It is the maximumlying municipality of Europe. In Tignes about 2,300 inhabitants live. Both for the place and for the large lake in the valley and the small lake on 2000 m height is often used the name Lac de Tignes.
The old village Tignes disappeared 1952 in the Lac you to Chevril, to which the Isère was accumulated. The population by Tignes was to be left forced the country of their ancestors. To the memory of the old village Tignes was established 2003, for the fifty-year old anniversary of the dam, a monument on the bank of the Lac you to Chevril. It shows over the water looking a young proud woman, in traditional clothes. The statue comes from Livio Benedetti and stands for „Semper Vivens “, from latin „always alive “.
in the high valley around Tignes is one of the most well-known skiing areas of France. The Espace in such a way specified Killy, designated after the French departure olympia winner Jean Claude Killy, covers the skiing areas of Tignes and Val d'Isère. 1992 took place there in the context of the olympic winter plays the competitions in the Freestyle Skiing . 1986 were already Tignes venue of the 1. Freestyle Skiing world championship.
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coordinates: ° 45,471° N, 6,908° O