Luxury holidays in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Vallée des Belleville in Savoie is the gateway to Les Menuires and Val Thorens with Saint-Martin-de-Belleville at its northern end, closest to Moutiers. This historic village-resort is just over the hill from Méribel with the vast Three Valleys ski area on its doorstep. Such attributes give Saint-Martin win-win cachet, marrying the quiet Alpine charm of a timbered village with the contemporary appeal of easy access to 600 kilometres of pistes.

When to go

Shops, restaurants and hotels tend to open seasonally. Go for the snow between December and April – or return in July or August when the valley opens up to fair-weather alpinists.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Chambéry airport is the closest to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, an hour and a quarter’s drive away; Geneva and Lyon St Exupéry are each just over two hours away by road.
  • Trains

    Moutiers is just a 30-minute drive from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville.
  • Automobiles

    Roads are well signposted and maintained, although inevitably winding through mountain terrain. A winter tyre regulation, effective in the Alps, means you’re obliged to have the correct tread on your car tyres between November and March.