Saint Martin de Belleville
The art of mountain living. Neither a picture postcard village nor an ‘identikit’ resort, Saint Martin has stayed true to its origins: an authentic Savoyard village with a clock tower, narrow streets and stone and wood-clad farms behind the doors of which you’ll find barns with vaulted ceilings. The village has developed over the years to be able to welcome guests without losing its simple touch. Gateway to the fabulous Les 3 Vallées ski area, the village is known for its high quality of chalet accommodation, its friendly atmosphere and its gourmet cuisine, particularly La Bouitte, the first Savoyard restaurant to have gained 3 Michelin stars and the “fleuron” accreditation.
Opening dates :From December 10, 2016 to April 21, 2017
A traditional converted barn, or a contemporary chalet that reinterprets the mountain-style: there is a wide variety of accommodation on offer in Saint Martin de Belleville. Choose from one of our catered chalets: http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/winter/book/clubs-and-holiday-centre.
Saint Martin is also a place where amazing restaurants are whispered about like precious secrets. From farmhouse restaurants that use their own produce, to gastronomic establishments boasting 3 Michelin stars, there are countless and delicious temptations. Plan your gourmet getaway: http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/winter/activities/outings/restaurants.
Saint Martin is proud of its history and montagnard roots, and invites you to find out about its heritage: Baroque-style churches and chapels, authentic hamlets, and the old village of Saint Martin whose story is told during torch-lit visits or by following the Heritage Circuit. http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/winter/activities/heritage-circuit.
Ne manquez pas la visite de Notre Dame de la Vie, somptueux sanctuaire du 16ème siècle, qui déploie derrière une sobre façade les fastes d’un décor baroque : coupole ornée de fresques, retables abondamment sculptés et dorés, Ex voto témoignages de l’art populaire dans les vallées de Savoie. Le sanctuaire a bénéficié d’un important programme de restauration achevé en 2016.
Situated in the heart of the village, in an ancient Belleville farm, the museum retraces two centuries of the history of la Vallée des Belleville and relates the development of this high altitude community, from the traditional rural civilization to the touristic revolution of the 20th Century. http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/summer/activities/saint-martin-museum.
For a Nordic adventure with the whole family, let Danny and his team of dogs take you on a trip through nature; head along the river with the wind blowing in your hair. Night tours also available. http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/tourism/!/fiche/dog-sledging-half-an-hour-outing-228884
With ESF, Saint Martin offers a full range of lessons and courses to learn or improve your skiing. If coming as a family, Club Piou Piou takes children from 18 months upwards, so that you can enjoy the 3 Valleys with total peace of mind. http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/winter/ski-resort/families-and-children
To relax and be pampered, head to one of the two spas in Saint Martin: ‘Ô des Cimes’ Spa in the Chalets du Gypse, or ‘La Bèla Vya’ at La Bouitte’s 4-star hotel which takes its inspiration from nature and the Savoyard terroir to offer unique treatments.
Throughout the winter, Saint Martin’s church holds a variety of concerts during après-ski. The ‘Rendez-vous Musicaux des Belleville’ is 15 years old and has hosted prestigious groups from all over Europe (Quatuor Talich, London Concertante, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon etc.) with chamber music, choral and classical singing, and world music. http://en.st-martin-belleville.com/winter/activities/outings/concerts.