St. Martin de Belleville
St. Martin de Belleville is a quaint village located below its bigger and scarier neighbour Val Thorens. There isn’t a lot going on here though, so party animals are better suited elsewhere. What St. Martin does offer is high quality accommodation (there are more high standard catered ski chalets here than in Val Thorens itself) in a peaceful and convenient setting. It basically does everything Val Thorens doesn’t!
St. Martin has remained an authentic Savoyard village, complete with clock tower, narrow streets and stone-clad farms. Gateway to the 3 Vallées ski area, St. Martin’s reputation is for high quality catered ski chalet accommodation, a friendly, laid-back vibe and outstanding cuisine. Here, you’ll find La Bouitte, the first Savoyard restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars.
In St. Martin, you can stay anywhere from a converted traditional barn to a modern mountain chalet. Aside from great skiing, you’ll find a choice of winter activities here including Nordic dog-sledging by day or by night. There’s also the St. Martin museum, beautiful Baroque-style churches, spas and concerts to keep you entertained.