Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is an old French commune located in the Savoie department. Situated at an altitude of 1450 metres, this mountain village in the Vanoise massif, in the Tarentaise region, forms, with the valleys of Méribel and Courchevel, the 3 Valleys ski area.
A picturesque and authentic village, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is the ancestral heart of the 3 Valleys. Between the bell tower of the church of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie sanctuary, the high viewpoints over the village, the period chalets in grey stone, renovated barns and the narrow cobbled streets, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville will charm you with its history, its identity and its beauty.
Over the years, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville has preserved the traditional architecture of the mountain village, integrating new buildings of wood and stone with the old Savoyard houses that have survived the centuries.
In this warm and intimate family setting, the resort offers many local services, as well as winter and summer activities. Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is, of course, a tourist resort, but it is also a charming village that lives all year round.
Village resort at the foot of the slopes
Located in the heart of the French Alps, in the largest ski area in the world, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is a paradise for ski lovers. Situated at an altitude of 1450 metres, at the foot of the slopes, the village resort offers direct access to the 335 slopes of the 3 Valleys ski area for a total of 600 kilometres of pleasure.
For those who wish to enjoy the pleasures in a different way, there are also many activities: accompanied snowshoeing by day and night, dog sledding, electric scooters on the snow, snowmobile excursions, ice driving, paragliding, spa, museum, concerts and exhibitions…
Just like its typical historical heritage, the Savoyard identity of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville is also reflected in its gastronomic heritage. Mixing tradition and local culinary specialities, this authentic village in the Belleville valley is a must-see gastronomic destination that will delight epicureans.
THE MUST-TRY RESTAURANTS OF SAINT-MARTIN
Meaning “little house” in patois, this exceptional restaurant perched at an altitude of 1800 metres on the side of the mountain, located in the neighbouring district of Saint Marcel, 5 minutes from Saint-Martin, is a real corner of paradise. It is a family adventure that began in 1976 with René Meilleur and his wife Marie Louise, now joined by their son Maxime. This out-of-this-world and out-of-time restaurant has received numerous awards: 3 stars in the Michelin guide, labelled a Living Heritage Company by the National Institute of Art Trades… “a subtle, complex and teasing four-handed cuisine”. The “Meilleur” signature is a successful contrast between authentic surroundings and avant-garde culinary and oenological research.
L’étoile des neiges
A few metres from the slopes and the village, accessible by ski and on foot, this typical chalet with a central fireplace and wooded decor offers refined, family-style and authentic cuisine. Its huge terrace is perfect for enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains on sunny days, as well as an intimate and warm interior for a comforting meal in the evening.
Éric Suchet, a professional producer, transformed the family stable into a restaurant in the late 1990s. Surrounded by a team of people who are passionate about cooking and good products, the Montagnard has won numerous awards both for its careful service and its traditional and local cuisine. In 2015, Valentin, his son, joined the family adventure and brought a new touch of freshness to this converted barn, while respecting the tradition of this unique place full of history. This Savoyard restaurant, focused on quality, taste, sharing and conviviality, will transport you.
Located in an old vaulted stable, since 1985, in the heart of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, this restaurant of character proposes a menu combining traditional Savoyard dishes, grills and pizzas. Accessible from the ski lift, this restaurant offers a panoramic view of the valley and the church of Saint-Martin from its sunny terrace. La Voûte is a lively place all year round and is a meeting place for locals and travellers alike.
L’art B, which means “mountain chalet” in patois, was born from two enthusiasts with the aim of bringing together locals and holidaymakers all year round in a welcoming, friendly and relaxed setting. In the heart of the village and accessible from the ski lift, this restaurant with its marked identity will make you discover the art of the Bistrot, the art of the Bar, the art of the Beer, and finally the art of the Belleville.
Martine and her brother Bruno welcome you to their restaurant Le Corbeleys, in a typical and warm place. This traditional chalet has been used as a mountain pasture for over a century. Today converted into a restaurant, this place full of history has kept its DNA which can be found in its cuisine. Ideally located, you can enjoy a meal and relax on the beautiful terrace between the 2 slopes.
Simple et meilleur
This mountain bistro, owned by the Meilleur family, who also run the Michelin-starred restaurant La Bouitte, is a must in Saint-Martin. This unusual place with multiple atmospheres allows you to choose between tapas, bistro or lounge bar. With a breathtaking view of the mountains, this place, which can be reached on foot or by ski, is a “must” in Saint-Martin.