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Stay at Saint-Martin de Belleville

THE SAINT-MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE AREA

No more crowds or pollution. On a mountain holiday, you will find the peace and quiet of the great outdoors.

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TRADITION KEEPER

Situated at the entrance to the Bellevilles, at an altitude of 1450 metres, Saint-Martin was for a long time the keeper of traditions. Today, it has built itself an image as a village resort, without losing anything of its original identity. Saint-Martin de Belleville and its 22 hamlets are like a cluster of precious stones mounted in a setting of greenery. Here, the values of an authentic and preserved mountain landscape are protected. Amidst the high mountain pastures and villages, there is a rich heritage to be discovered made up of buildings, ancestral traditions which are revived at times of celebration, a mountain craft industry which displays its wares in the markets and a highly-reputed gastronomy which draws its wealth from its land and its surroundings.  With unobtrusive buildings and renovations in keeping with the local style, nowadays, the village and its hamlets offer charm, modern infrastructures and easy access. It is neither a post-card village not a pastiche resort. Saint-Martin is above all faithful to what it was: an authentic Savoyard village, dominated by its bell tower and criss-crossed by narrow lanes leading to stone-dressed farmhouses, the doors of which open onto vaulted stables.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

In the midst of forests and high mountain pastures, Saint Martin de Belleville is a great place to stay. The village testifies to a protected and enhanced natural and architectural heritage. The summer season’s entertainments and sporting activities take place during July and August in the village, in les Menuires, in Val Thorens and in the Belleville Valley. Those who are seeking a way to explore the mountains other than by swooping down the slopes in winter, will not be left out. Walks and mountain bike rides, discovering the local heritage, shows and craft fairs are put on throughout the summer, not forgetting concerts in the church for a musical interlude. Saint-Martin is also an area where good places to eat are whispered about like closely guarded secrets. From the farmhouse-inn which has grown up around its produce to the gastronomic restaurant displaying its 3 Michelin stars, there are temptations a-plenty. Will you be able to resist?