A village resort situated at an altitude of 1,450m, Saint Martin de Belleville combines the art of living in the mountains with the pleasure to enjoy many summer activities.

The village resort of 3 Valleys

Saint Martin de Belleville and its 22 hamlets offer all the traditional charm of Savoy. In the middle of forest and pastures, these villages where it’s great to live, with a rich natural and architectural heritage. Summer in « La Vallée des Belleville » includes many traditional festivities. Summer entertainment and sports activities are organized in July and August.

In numbers

 
1,850maltitude of Les Menuires
3,080residents
1,450maltitude of Saint Martin
200kmwalking paths
50marked walking paths
120kmmountain bike trails
20marked mountain bike trails
2 600tourist beds
190hotel beds
263beds in residences
1 387beds in estate agents
135beds in resorts
1 468beds in second homes
1area for motorhomes equipped with a terminal « blue wave »
18shops
17bars et restaurants
1piano bar
 
 

The « country » of Saint Martin de Belleville

Neither a postcard village, nor a resort parody, Saint Martin is, above all, loyal to what it was : an authentic Savoyard village, dominated by its church tower, with its winding narrow streets and stone clad farms whose doors open onto vaulted stables. The village is, of course, equipped to welcome its guests, but has lost nothing of its simplicity. The farms have sometimes been transformed into cosy accommodation, the ancient stables into restaurants and the church hosts concerts, but the village soul is still present.
 

More emotion

Those looking to discover the mountains other than on the pistes, are not left out. During the summer, many activities are proposed like Walks on foot or Mountain biking, crafts fair, or musical meetings, heritage discoveries, are on offer throughout the summer. Not forgetting the musicalconcerts in the church. Saint Martin also has a great « terroir » where the names of good restaurants are passed on like well kept secrets. From the farm-inn with its home-produce menus, to the gastronomic restaurant and its two stars, the temptations are numerous. Will you be able to resist ?
 

Citation

The real Savoy, its scents and chalets, its fun inns and restaurants for zealous skiers, we have looked for it everywhere. From valley to valley, via resorts pretending to be « real » villages. Then one day we found it, in the hollow of a lost valley, not far from Moutiers station, with its yesteryear mini-villages, slate roofs and patois speaking inhabitants. This is what is called a « country ». Gilles PUDLOWSKI, journalist, writer, gastronomic columnist.
 
 
 
Note : Open from 8th July to 2nd September 2017.