Saint Martin de Belleville
Saint Martin de Belleville is a lived-in, unspoiled village with an old church (prettily lit at night), a small square and buildings of wood and stone, a few miles down the valley from Les Menuires. As a quiet, relatively inexpensive, attractive base for exploration of the Trois Vallées or Three Valleys it’s unbeatable.
Saint Martin de Belleville was a backwater farming village until the 1980s, when chairlifts linked it to the slopes of Méribel and Les Menuires. St Martin is an attractively developed traditional village with a pretty church and quick access to Les Menuires, Méribel and the rest of the Trois Vallées. Long, easy intermediate runs on rolling local slopes makes St Martin de Belleville perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers, and extensive snow-making keeps runs open in poor conditions.
Saint Martin de Belleville is located at a height of 1,450m and so is snow sure even into the latter weeks of April.
Saint Martin de Belleville offers all the traditional charm of Savoy, retaining every drop of the Savoyard character that makes it such a great place to stay.
St Martin has some excellent dining options from simple snack bars right up to sumptuous Michelin-starred feasts.
Like many resorts, Saint Martin de Belleville offers chalets from multiple small independent operators and self catered apartments. Prices can be extremely reasonable and present specially good value when shared with members of a group.